Our students make the most of summer

A group of students walking through a city crosswalk, waving and smiling at the camera

The summer is full of learning and life-enriching experiences for many Case Western Reserve University students, including research (in which 86% of students participate) and internships (69%). Right here in Cleveland many students get unique hands on learning opportunities through the highly competitive (and paid!) Cleveland Foundation internships. Each summer many students in the arts, humanities and social sciences are selected for these amazing opportunities.

During the Cleveland Foundation “summer of purpose,” these CWRU students bolster Cleveland’s thriving nonprofit and public sectors while building their skills as they become the next generation of community leaders. Here are some great examples of previous projects:

Zoe Bale
Accounting; pursuing Master of Accountancy at CWRU

Trained older adults to access technology to increase socialization and reduce isolation with the Community Partnership on Aging.

Anna Cormier
International studies, theater and childhood studies 

Helped to plan the 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Fairmount Center for the Arts, an organization that provides classes and private instruction in the arts.

Ingrid Gillies
Economics and political science

Researched best practices for an annual pledge campaign; developed models for specialized funds; enhanced marketing and community awareness; and assisted with Gala preparation at Deepwood Foundation, an organization that empowers individuals with developmental disabilities.

Colin Hawkinson

Worked with the advising and programs staff at College Now Greater Cleveland, which aims to increase postsecondary educational attainment throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

Fatima Rahman
International studies; combined graduate study, Master of Nonprofit Organizations

Supported the launch of a new decentralized organizing program at Alliance for Climate Education, which seeks to educate young people on the science of climate change.

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro
Political science

Assisted with event and fundraising activities as well as the programmatic aspects of processing loans for HFLA of Northeast Ohio, an organization that provides interest-free loans to promote economic self-sufficiency.

Hannah Xu

Supported nonprofit engagement efforts and partnerships with BIPOC-led nonprofits and those serving Black and Brown communities at Social Venture Partners Cleveland.

Picture your summers as a CWRU student and the good that will come from them.