The Summer Internship Program offers businesses and non-profit organization in the Greater Cleveland area the opportunity to hire talented and committed undergraduates from a variety of accredited institutions. All of the interns are entering either their junior or senior year of college.
Hiring an intern for a minimum of ten (10) weeks in the summer allows employers to complete important short-term projects and assignments, while grooming and preparing young talent to join the workforce. Upon graduation, interns from our program have been hired in a full-time capacity by their employers.
Students work at their placements five (5) days per week and participate in programming with Hillel on a few select days over the course of the summer. Students are expected to work 368 hours over the ten-week period, and should be paid no less than $8/hour.
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
- Students apply to the program through the Cleveland Hillel Foundation.
- All applicants participate in a Skype interview conducted by the Cleveland Hillel Foundation Summer Internship Program staff. This interview is not intended to be a comprehensive employment interview, but rather a brief screening process to determine which students will be able to move on to the next step in the process.
- Once eligibility for the program is determined, students will have access to a complete online review of job descriptions (submitted by employers), and will determine for which internships they wish to be considered.
- Employers receive resumes of those students who have selected them as placements of interest. Employers can determine a maximum number of resumes they want to receive.
- Employers interview candidates of their choice and decide who they want to hire for the internship.
“The Summer Internship Program was a tremendous value to The NRP Group this summer. I highly recommend the Program for companies considering internship programs. These bright, professional young men and women are dedicated and eager to learn a variety of business activities. The hope is for the students to return to Cleveland post-college to begin their professional degree. This program increases these odds tremendously. It is a win-win situation for the student, the organization and the community.”
-J. David Heller, Principal, The NRP Group
“Kudos to the Cleveland Hillel Foundation for initiating the Internship Program, which links local businesses with college students. This program added value to our community on many levels…On a global level all of the economic development initiatives of the region prosper when we give young educated people a real look at the income potential available to them, as well as the lifestyles and culture offered by this region.”
-Laura Orkin, Chief Operations Officer, Envision Radio Networks
“[The Summer Internship Program staff] asked me great questions to understand our summer intern needs and matched us with an amazing [rising Junior]. We were provided very specific, actionable recommendations to help us structure the internship appropriately including defining project requirements, supervision, mentoring and performance reviews. This was a lasting success that we will build on for years to come”
-Russ Klein, Assistant Vice President of Quality Assurance and Training, Safeguard Properties
SOME EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST INCLUDE:
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
SS&G Financial Services, Inc.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING AN INTERN, PLEASE CONTACT SHAWNA ROSNER AT [email protected]
Please note that a Placement Agreement, defining some pertinent responsibilities of the placement and requiring a detailed description of the internship, must be completed and signed no later than February 15, 2013. Please download the Placement Agreement for complete instructions.