Paid internships at local nonprofits

Students in downtown Cleveland

This summer will be 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%). Among them are two recent graduates and five current students in the arts, humanities and social sciences who were selected for highly competitive (and paid!) Cleveland Foundation internships. 

During the Cleveland Foundation “summer of purpose,” these CWRU students are bolstering Cleveland’s thriving nonprofit and public sectors... while building their skills as they become the next generation of community leaders. 

Zoe Bale, 2021 graduate 
Accounting major; pursuing Master of Accountancy at CWRU

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


Anna Cormier, junior 
Majoring in international studies, theater and childhood studies 

Helping 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, junior 
Majoring in economics and political science

Researching best practices for an annual pledge campaign; developing models for specialized funds; enhancing marketing and community awareness; and assisting with Gala preparation at Deepwood Foundation, an organization that empowers individuals with developmental disabilities.


Colin Hawkinson, senior 
Majoring in classics

Working 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, 2021 graduate
Majored in international studies; combined graduate study, Master of Nonprofit Organizations

Supporting 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, senior 
Majoring in political science

Assisting 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, senior 
Majoring in psychology

Supporting 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.