Summer on the Cuyahoga

Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) is open to students of Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Denison University, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan University, Smith College and University of Chicago. The program brings together 50 - 70 students for an intensive summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic and social offerings of the Cleveland area. In partnership with employers and community leaders, the program showcases the region's abundant opportunities to the student participants. The goal is to attract talented graduates for full-time positions in the region. More about Summer on the Cuyahoga.

Sign up to Volunteer with SOTC

Provide short-term housing for interns (Homestay)
Provide temporary housing to SOTC CWRU interns at the beginning and/or ending of the SOTC program. Students live in Case Western Reserve University or Cleveland State University dorms for most of the summer. However, some internships are longer than the period when dorms are available. Housing needs would be in May and August.

Mentor an Intern (Alumni Ambassador)
Share your knowledge about the professional world and Cleveland. Commit to meeting with the student at least twice over the course of the summer outside CWRU and SOTC events, and attend 2-3 CWRU and SOTC program events. Time commitment of about an hour a week for about half the weeks of the summer.

Host an Event for SOTC CWRU Interns
Host a casual cookout or other event at your home or a discussion about your career/industry, graduate school experience, etc.

For questions regarding volunteering for SOTC, please contact our CWRU SOTC board members:

David Curfman (CWR ‘06)
Sarah Cate Pfister (CSE '16, '19)