The Leadership Lorain County Internship Program has been engaging, educating, and enriching students for over 20 years.  Please help us reach the next round of students and keep bringing strong, hardworking and talented young adults back to Lorain County.


You can become a LLCIP 20/20 VISION SPONSOR and make an impact on these young lives as they work towards becoming the next leaders of our community.

The Leadership Lorain County Internship Program has been engaging, educating, and enriching students for over 20 years. As we near the 2019 summer and start to look ahead we have been given an opportunity by the Community Foundation of Lorain County, who will MATCH all funds we raise towards the 2020 LLCIP group up to $15,000, by December 1, 2019. Please help us reach the next round of students and keep bringing strong, hardworking and talented young adults back to Lorain County.

2020 Intern sponsorship form


We welcome students of all majors to apply for summer positions. We work with our agency sites to offer a variety of opportunities across a range of fields. Opportunities are posted online as they become available through out the late fall and early winter.

To qualify for the program a student must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must be at least 18 years old
  • The student can attend college anywhere in the country but must have primary residency in Lorain County
  • The student must have access to a reliable mode of transportation, as travel may be part of your job and the weekly meetings
  • Must have graduated from high school and completed one year of college level work (additional to any college work that may have been completed as part of your high school curriculum).
  • Must attend the weekly meetings sponsored by LLCIP/Leadership Lorain County during the ten-week project to learn more about our community, its resources and public service. Meetings are held during the workweek and your host agency will be aware. There will not be more than one meeting held during the work day in any one week.
  • Must attend the recognition ceremony at the end of the program.
    Your host agency and/or LLC may require preliminary or random drug testing throughout the program.
  • Please plan accordingly. Vacations are highly discouraged. If you plan to be absent at any time throughout the program the dates must be submitted, in writing, in advance and agreed upon by both your site supervisor and the internship coordinator, understanding that any loss of hours may result in loss of pay.

Along with the COMPLETED APPLICATION , each interested student must submit 2 letters of reference, a current resume, and a personal essay.

Please Note the Application Deadline has been suspended at this time. LLC will accept Intern Applications until further notices. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at or by calling 440-281-8557.

Submit the application, current resume, two (2) letters of reference, and personal essay to Jennifer Gercak, Intern Program Director.

Please Note the Application Deadline has been suspended at this time. LLC will accept Intern Applications until further notices. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at the email address listed below or by calling 440-281-8557.

You can submit your application via email to Jennifer at, or mail it to Leadership Lorain County Attn: Jennifer Gercak, 1202 East Broad Street, Elyria, OH 44035.



If you have any questions regarding the application process, or the program itself, please feel free to contact Jennifer at the email above or by phone at 440-281-8557.

Leadership Lorain County will accept applications to become an intern site for 2021 up until December 1st, 2020. You must be able to send a representative to our December Intern Open House, to meet with perspective students and answer questions about your position.

It is best to submit for two (2) different positions as this program is open to all fields of study and there is no guarantee what fields the students who apply will be from for the year. For example you could submit a job description for an IT person and also a Marketing position in case there are no IT students applying for the summer session. Submission of multiple job descriptions DOES NOT guarantee that LLC will be able to sponsor all positions applied for.

Positions must be curriculum specific, culminating in completion of a tangible project by summers end. Students should be able to leave your site with a resume or portfolio building product, certification, or credit from their school for completion of an internship. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your possible positions please contact the Internship Coordinator (Jennifer Gercak).

Thank you to our LLCIP Funder:

Interested in becoming a sponsor for LLCIP? You can see our sponsorship opportunities here, or contact Leadership Lorain County at 440-281-8556 or

Leadership Lorain County is looking for Alumni and community members that are interested in becoming mentors for our LLCIP college students.

We are looking for mentors in many fields and specialties, you just have to have a passion for helping our future leaders rise to their potential.

Requirements for Mentors

  • 3 meetings with your student over the course of the summer program
    available via email or phone call for questions from your student
  • Attend the Intern Recognition Celebration on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 in support of your student
  • Mentors are also invited to join us for our Networking and Interview Event on Thursday, July 18th in the evening at the LLC office.

Please fill out the Mentor Interest Form and send to so that we can work to match you with a student for the upcoming summer.

Because of the wide range of majors students in our program represent we will do our best to match you with a student that has some connection to your interests, be it professionally or in a hobby or recreational activity listed on your form. If you have any questions please reach out to Jennifer at 440-281-8556 or via email at

Join the 2019 LLCIP Summer Interns on Saturday, June 29th for a Flapjack Fundraiser. Purchase your tickets today and pick up on the day of the event.

Number of Tickets

Help support the Interns and the summer program by purchasing an ad on our Flapjack Placemat. You can purchase one or two squares or the center (only 1 center square available).

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Any questions reach out to Jennifer at 440-281-8557 or via email at


Postings will be updated as needed.

2019 Common Ground Marketing Intern

Common Ground in Oberlin, Ohio is looking for a Marketing Intern to join our team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of all things marketing, including copy writing, design, photography and more. Those looking to gain valuable marketing experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply.

Basic Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the marketing and development manager to create and implement campaigns
  • Create engaging blog and social media content
  • Create flyers and other marketing materials as needed
  • Take photos at events and programs
  • Assist in the general distribution of press releases and media alerts
  • Provide support to our team at events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong writing, proofreading, and research skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design. Canva experience
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of team
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the USA

Position Title (1)  Community Development Corporation Program Administrative Assistance

Facility: El Centro, 2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055

Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (20 per week Monday -Thursday flexible to meet student schedule)

Position reports to: Executive Director I Administrative Team


Job Description

The Community  Development  Corporation  Program Administrative  Assistance is responsible to assist Executive Director and Administration Team to help with the implementation  plan made by CDC consultant  that will start El Centro’s  CDC program. Intern student will have to  keep communication  flowing and track or task and follow up between El Centro Administration, El Centro’s Enterprise CDC Committee and the CDC consultant.

Essential Job Functions:

•    Attend Enterprise CDC Committee meeting

•    Meet with El Centro’s Administration  and CDC consultant

•    Organize and schedule meetings for the Enterprise CDC Committee

•    Develop minutes and review documents for the Enterprise CDC Commjttee

•    Maintain line of communication  open between Executive Director and Committee and Program Consultant (send notification of meetings, preparing agendas and other documents)

•    Work closely with consultant and make sure that El Centro is accomplishjng  the task assigned (timeline) by the consultant

•    Research for CDC projects and develop implementation  plans

•    Any other duties assigned by Administration

•    Acts as a catalyst for organizational  change; builds a shared vision with others and influences others to translate vision into action.

•    Provide leadership in developing program, organizational  and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff; formulates and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board.

•    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the orgaruzation’s work.

•    Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, local and/or other regulations.


Some college:  in business, nonprofit management, urban studies or related field from an accredited  College or University.

Other requirements: Excellent costumer services Excellent communication  skill

Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License

Knowledge of community  resources is desirable

Computer Skills: Strong computer skills with word processing, spreadsheet  programs, internet and e-mail.

Position Title (2) 231 Go Summer Camp Coordinator

More Information coming soon

FAVA Leadership Lorain County Intern 

 Job Description 

 The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts is an independent, non-profit art organization in downtown Oberlin, dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents changing exhibitions of high quality artwork in a variety of styles and media. 

 We are seeking a summer intern to assist staff in the development of new programming and provide general administrative support. The student will gain practical experience in community non-profit organizations and art education programs. Intern should have good communication, organization and research skills and be able to work independently.  


  • Work closely with Executive Director to promote new programming through social media and other means 
  • Office/clerical duties 
  • Other special projects as assigned  

Location: 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, OH  44074
Phone: 440.775-0094

 Job Title:   Community Outreach Intern
Reports to:  Laurie Dupee, Director of Community Outreach (Kendal at Oberlin)

Overview:  Kendal at Oberlin is a continuing care retirement community serving 330+ residents who have moved to Oberlin from more than 35 different States. As a nonprofit and mission-driven corporation, Kendal is committed to serving beyond its Oberlin retirement campus to bring benefit to the larger community of Oberlin and Lorain County. Kendal has been committed to new initiatives to the benefit the larger community and does this through Kendal Northern Ohio, a separate 501c3 under the direction of Kendal at Oberlin. An example of initiatives implanted include Kendal at Home, developed in 2005 and now serving more than 300 individuals in the larger community.  Another partnership is with Ohio Living offering expanded services including Home Health and Hospice throughout Ohio.   Kendal’s approach to expanded services is to work in partnership or with existing association memberships to explore new initiatives that bring community benefit aligned with Kendal’s Mission and Vision.

Internship Opportunity: 
During the summer of 2019, Kendal would like to offer a 10-week internship to a college student to assist in one or more developing community-oriented initiatives that will entail working in partnership with other community leaders and organizations.  The intern would be responsible to assist Kendal’s  Director of Outreach (with exposure to other community leaders) to carry out responsibilities that will help the initiatives move forward in implementation.
The Outreach Initiatives are described as follows:
Community Land Trust: Since the summer of 2017 about 15 community leaders have been meeting monthly with the goal of establishing a Community Land Trust, a nonprofit community based organization in Lorain County committed to the permanent stewardship of land and permanent affordability of housing  on land owned by the Community Land Trust (CLT). As a start-up organization there are many areas an intern could assist, and an exciting learning opportunity.
Expanding Transportation Options for Seniors: Although Kendal at Oberlin offers extensive transportation to its campus residents in Kendal-owned vehicles, it is also involved in two grassroot efforts to improve transportation options for Lorain County citizens, especially older adults or individuals with disabilities.  Kendal has submitted a letter of intent for a grant that will be written and submitted in 2019. This provides another wonderful learning opportunity for an intern.  Kendal residents and staff have been active supporters in MOVE Lorain County who is working toward a Coordinated Transportation Plan. MOVE (Mobility and Opportunity for a Vibrant Economy) is a grassroots organization striving toward a program that supports and enhances current public transportation options for all of Lorain County. Kendal’s interest is particularly seeing improvements for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Lorain County Coalition for Quality Aging- strives to enhance resources to optimize the quality of life for older adults in Lorain County. One of the first concerns is adequate and accessible food supply. Kendal is part of the planning that is working toward new solutions to provide expanded food distribution to seniors using a network of voluntary partnerships involving both individuals and organizations. The first project is set to start in the fall of 2018 and during 2019 is expected to expand its geography and varied ways of meeting these unmet needs as identified through data collection.

The type of assignments consistent with this internship opportunity: 
– General administrative tasks required by project developments
– Assisting with communication materials tied to updating project progress
– Doing general research or data collection to advance these outreach projects
– Attending scheduled meetings with partners and assisting where needed (i.e. note taking)
– Attending events that tie to the community outreach initiatives and any associated preparation and follow-up

Qualifications for Internship: 
– Enrolled in an accredited college or university
– Enjoys general office work
– Ability to work independently when needed on when given assignments
– Communicates effectively (orally and writing skills)
– Competent computer skills using common software applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
– Presents professional appearance on the job in dress and manners
– Able to work usual workday hours (no weekends)

ADDICTION COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION (Student will work with professional fitting this job description)

Reports to: Director of Assigned Depatiment

Summary:  The Addiction Counselor is responsible for routine duties of a Counselor, including, but not limited to, screening, assessment, treatment planning, education, referral, and documentation.

Essential Functions:  Delivery of high-quality, effective services to clients assigned to caseload and to meet appropriate clinical standards of care.  Delivery of clinical services including individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, intensive outpatient services, requesting urinalysis, non-medical community residential services, consultation, referral and infmmation,  intervention, hotline, training, outreach, crisis intervention, case management and adjunctive alcohol and dmg services. Assessment (excluding diagnosis) and treatment planning including assessment of client’s strengths and weaknesses, developing treatment plans to prioritize and address identified problems, examining alternative solutions and developing plans of action.

Oversight of each case assigned to caseload.  Orienting the client to the program, clinical reviews and clinical staffing, discharge planning and completion of daily progress notes.  Engaging the family of each client in the family treatment program.  Delivery of program components as assigned.  Weekly contact with referral sources for clients assigned to caseload.  Completion of all CQI data collection and implementation  of all CQI corrective actions as assigned.  Monthly participation in the Utilization Review and Peer Review programs.  Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements:  Must adhere to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s Chemical Dependency Code of Ethics, demonstrate an understanding of addiction as an illness, and have three years of treatment or recovery experience.  If in recovery, must have at least one year of continuous sobriety.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must have the ability to effectively work with Agency employees, outside contacts, and a diverse client population.

Educational Requirements:   Associate Degree or substantial progress towards Associate Degree with emphasis on Addictions Treatment and Prevention or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Certification Requirements:  CDCA required.  LCDC, LPC, LSW or higher credential preferred.

Amount of Travel:  Minimal, mostly confined to local travel.

Working Conditions:  Professional office environment; exposure to computer screens; work closely with others; sitting for prolonged periods of time; may be required to stand, stoop, push, pull, bend, and lift and move light objects, such as records and boxes; manual dexterity required.  Maintain mental capacity that petmits making sound judgments regarding work and have regulm· attendance. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and procedures.

Position: Leadership Lorain County Intern

Location: Leadership Lorain County
Phone: 440-281-8557
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak

Basic Job Duties – The student will work with Program Supervisor to aid in facilitation of the summer program, perform HR duties, and assume a leadership role within the summer program. Student will also work with additional Leadership Staff on programs and events, as well as have the opportunity to attend meetings and events along with staff. As the Lead Intern this student will travel to all intern sites, meet with supervisors and students, act as a mentor to any students within the program, and help to build awareness of the LLCIP summer program within the community.

Basic Skills Preferred –

– Microsoft Office – Social Media Knowledge
– Team Player – Ability to work individually & as a team member
– People Person – Desire to learn about the community
Positive attitude, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to learn, outgoing personality, organized and timely with deadlines, problem solving, and desire to take initiative and get tasks done!

Intern will work approx- 20-25 hrs/wk

Must be flexible with time as some events will extend into evening hours

Position: LLC “Geek Squad” Lead/Member

Location: Main location will be the LLC office, but some travel to meet with “Geek Squad” sites may be needed
Phone: 440-281-8557
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak

Basic Job Duties – The student(s) will work with Leadership and partner agencies to build traffic across their social media spectrum. Basic job duties will be to research, plan, create, and schedule posts regarding upcoming events, theme # days, holiday posts and others as determined by the agencies. Also included in basic duties will be the overseeing of all social media and marketing material relating to the chosen summer intern project, all intern activities for the summer, and promotion of any fund-raising opportunities throughout the program.

Basic Skills Preferred – Positive attitude, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to learn, outgoing personality, organized and timely with deadlines, problem solving, and desire to take initiative and get tasks done! Knowledge of social media is a must, but interested student(s) need not be pursuing a marketing degree to apply. Willingness to learn new skills, a creative eye and enjoyment of a broad scope of topics is a must.

Multiple Opportunities Available:
1 Student will be selected as the Lead “Geek Squad” Intern and will work exclusively with Leadership and in overseeing any additional students selected to participate in this opportunity.

Lead “Geek Squad” – 20-25 hrs/wk

Additional participants – 10-15 hrs./wk (can be combined with another intern position – restrictions apply)

Information coming soon.

Lorain Port Authority Intern Position

Supervisor Name: Tiffany McClelland

Contact Information: / 440-204-2269

Intern Position Title: Development Intern


The Lorain Port Authority is interested in hosting a summer intern. We are requesting an individual interested in working in a development position. The intern would be working in conjunction with the Lorain Port Authority and its partners. The intern will be required to work mostly office hours, as well as weekends and evenings at events in order to gather data for analysis and targeted marketing. Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop marketing materials for office
  • Information survey collection during events and report preparation
  • Analyze data collection
  • Make recommendations on appropriate marketing techniques and audiences based upon statistics
  • Identify missing data sectors, make recommendations on how best to collect data and implement approved recommendations
  • Further develop the online presence of the Port through website and social media management as well as additional means
  • Assist with event management
  • Promotion of Port events and all events taking place at Port facilities
  • Community outreach and correspondence through calls and face-to-face interactions
  • Assist in daily operations of the office

The ideal intern will be an independent, well-spoken and trustworthy individual as tasks will be left to the discretion of the intern and others will involve sensitive materials. This position has the potential to be moderately flexible and highly beneficial for an individual willing to dedicate themselves to the tasks. Creativity and the ability to take initiatives to further the missions of the Port will be highly sought after.

Individuals interested in the following areas of study would be best fits for this position: urban studies, planning, government, economic development, GIS, marketing, content development, data collection and analysis, web development.

Job Description for Summer Intern with Lorain County Leadership

Location :        Main Street Wellington

118 West Herrick Ave.

Wellington, OH 44090

Phone:             440-647-3987              Website:

Supervisor:      Jenny Arntz                 Email:    

Basic Job Duties:  The summer intern will be responsible to complete at least one project or event that works with our local Businesses and/or non-profit organizations.  This will include co-creation, planning, advertising, social media posts, email blasts, and the coordination of the event/project.  This will also include daily interaction and promotion of the project via face to face, email, or phone.

Basic Skills Preferred:  Positive attitude, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to learn, outgoing personality, organized and timely with deadlines, problem solving, and desire to take initiative and get tasks done!

Summer Project: The project details will be dependent upon skills and interests of the chosen intern.  The Supervisor and intern will work together to plan out a project that will provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, and benefit Main Street Wellington.

For example; Evann Figueroa, 2016 Summer Intern, is a journalism major with interest in video production.  Evann helped start a business member video project where she created a list of questions, videotaped interviews, edited, and posted several videos.  Evann also assisted with coordinating a “Back to School Business Training Seminar” where business owners and non-profit directors brushed up on many skills including social media, networking, human resources and more.   Joan Colleran, the 2017 Summer Intern, helped research and create a report for Village Council regarding a Vacant Property Register.  She also helped organize the last annual Cheese Heritage Festival.

Additional Project Possibilities:

Volunteer or Member Recruitment Events

Educational Seminars for Business Owners

Building and Landmark Photography and Showcase

Visitor Tour Development

Marketing and Branding Plans

Check out Main Street Wellington’s website HERE




Position Title: Parish Nursing Program Student Intern


a.          Reports to: Director and/or Parish Nursing Program Staff Nurse or


b.          Supervisor: Volunteers as applicable


This position is designed to enrich the education and experience of a student who is in a nursing program or a health related field of study, by assisting Health Ministry/Parish Nursing Departmental staff to implement community health, wellness, and education strategies.  Intern will learn and develop invaluable experience through direct experience working with community members through our faith-based, community health center.   Intern will gain leadership development in identifying and meeting the health education and health counseling needs of the members of the assigned parish/congregation. In all activities, seeks to promote  an   understanding  of  the   relationship   between  lifestyle, attitudes, faith, and well-being.


a.           [To the Pastor at Partner Congregation]

The Parish Nursing Program Student Intern is expected to participate in the life and activities of the congregation as a member of the parish/congregation staff.   It is expected that the health minister’s role will be determined by the unique needs of each participating parish/congregation. These include, but are not limited to the following:

1.         Serves as a resource to families in the church community or the community at large.

2.          Serves as liaison to community and parish/congregation resources.

3.        Provides classes on current health and wellness topics.

4.          Maintains statistical data necessary to give evidence of functions and activities.

b.          [To the Hospital]

The Parish Nursing Program Student Intern is expected to participate in the life and activities of the Parish Nursing Department and to be a living representative of the hospital’s concept of holistic health. Such activities may include but shall not be limited to:

1.         Personal growth -to be involved in and committed to, continued education designed to foster personal and

spiritual development.

2.          Professional growth – to attend group sessions which will be provided in response to the nurse intern’s identified learning needs.

3.        Give and receive support from the peer groups.

4.         Maintain statistical data necessary for community health analysis and to provide ongoing training and supervision.


a.          Enrolled in an approved school of nursing or related health care program for example: medical assistant, health educator, dietary/nutrition educator, etc.

b.          Interest in community health preferred.

c.          Ability to understand and communicate the interrelatedness of body, mind and spirit to health and wellness.

d.          Spiritual maturity.

e.          Understanding of, and commitment to, a ministry’s vital mission in fostering wellness in today’s society.

f.          Good communication, interpersonal and caring skills required.

g.         Ability to understand and articulate that the Health Ministry/Parish Nursing Program is a Health educational service and not “hands-on” nursing.


a.         A realistic’ approach must be made to developing a work load in keeping with the needs of the parish/congregation and at the same time not overtaxing the Student Intern.

b.          Recommended time per week to be mutually agreed upon by student and Parish Nursing Program Department.

Community Engagement Intern Position Description
Title: Intern

Classification/Grade:  Volunteer

Department/Program:  Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Community Engagement Specialist


The Intern position is responsible for supporting the Community Engagement functions at The Nord Center via assisting with development and distribution of publicity materials in print and electronic media.


1)      Assist in the writing of press releases and collateral material

2)      Aid in the organization /distribution of collateral materials

3)      Participate in the planning and promotion of special events, as well as assisting with the logistics, set-up and hosting of such events

4)      Research and write articles for the agency internal newsletter, The Nord Insider

5)      Help research topics and identify sources for social media feeds

6)      Assist in the refinement of existing social platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)

7)      May assist in researching grants proposals for the agency.


Maintains bi-monthly supervision with Community Engagement Specialist.


In order to perform the essential functions of this job, after an orientation period the intern must possess the following:  a general understanding of The Nord Center’s programs, an understanding of the policies and procedures impacting a community engagement volunteer.  In addition, the intern must be able to lift 20 pounds.


A great deal of time is spent in an office environment.  The employee will have frequent client/community contact either in person or on the phone and will represent Children’s Advocacy Center and/or Lorain County Rape Crisis and The Nord Center in the community.  The employee must have good speaking and language skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

Administrative, Marketing and Promotions Assistant 

The OBP Administrative, Marketing and Promotions  Assistant is responsible for general administrative duties, and promotions, marketing, and outreach support in support  ofthe Executive Director  and the mission of the Oberlin Business Partnership.

•    General Administrative  duties include, but are not limited to:

  • General office support  which may include task oriented  projects that help keep the office running smoothly.
  • Attending OBP Board meetings when requested.
  • Promotions, marketing and outreach support includes, but is not limited  to:
    • Communications
    • OBP newsletter  writing.
    • Updating OBP Facebook Page and other social media.
    • Updating OBP website information including calendar of events and business listings.
    • Special Events

•    Participation in special events planning.

•    Management of special events activities as assigned.

•    Attendance at, and coordination of, special events as needed.

•    Help with documenting and communicating the outcomes of special events.

o     OBP Program Support includes supporting the Executive Director  with planning

and execution of OBP programs including the following:

•    Good Morning Oberlin

•    Shop Local program

Key Competencies include: organization  and planning skills, work management  and prioritizing skills, verbal and written communication skills, problem  solving ability, attention to detail, · accuracy, flexibility, reliability, teamwork, Microsoft Office Skills, familiarity with social media, managing processes, analyzing information, professionalism.

Summer Intern Job Description with Leadership Lorain County

Main Street Amherst, 255 Park Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001

Teresa L. Gilles, Executive Director –

Carmen Close, Assistant –

(440) 984-6709 telephone ~ (440) 984-2119 fax



Basic Job Duties

The summer intern will be responsible to complete at least one project or event that works with our local businesses and/or non-profit organizations.  This will include co-creation, planning, advertising, social media posts, email blasts, and the coordination of the event/project.  This will also include daily interaction and promotion of the project via face to face, email, or phone.

Basic Skills Preferred

Positive attitude, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to learn, outgoing personality, organized and timely with deadlines, problem solving, and desire to take initiative and get tasks done!

The project details will be dependent upon skills and interests of the chosen intern.  The Supervisor and intern will work together to plan out a project that will provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, and benefit Main Street Amherst.

Additional Project Possibilities

  • Volunteer or Member Recruitment Events
  • Educational Seminars for Business Owners
  • Building and Landmark Photography and Showcase
  • Marketing and Branding Plans

Job Title: Museum Tour and Research Assistant
Hours:  20-40 hrs/week for 10 weeks
Reports to: Amanda Manahan, Museum Education & Tour Coordinator; 440-774-1700

Organization Overview:
The Oberlin Heritage Center (OHC) is a not-for-profit community organization whose mission is
to preserve and share Oberlin’s heritage and to make Oberlin a better place to live, learn, work
and visit. OHC offers tours of its three historic buildings, history walks of Oberlin, youth camps,
and public programs throughout the year. More information about the organization is available at

Position Overview:
The Tour and Research Assistant would be responsible for helping staff and volunteers lead
tours, prepare and implement public educational programs, and maintain historical and
administrative records. We are very interested in helping interns meet personal interest and skill
goals as far as is feasible. Assigned duties may include the following:
– Giving tours of the Heritage Center’s three buildings
–  Assisting with research projects and information requests
–  Greeting the public, answering phones, and other administrative duties
–  Assisting with some special events and youth programs, including summer camps
–  Maintain a social media presence for OHC
–  Other duties as assigned

– Be actively enrolled in a college or university and at least 18 years old
–  Work well independently and with other staff, interns, volunteers, and the public
–  Strong attention to detail and demonstrate organizational skills
–  Be flexible and productive despite interruptions
–  Climb stairs frequently due to the layout of our historic buildings
–  OHC is open Tuesday-Saturday, so some weekend hours are required
–  Communicate effectively in writing and orally
–  General office, non-profit organization, or work experience with the public preferred
–  Interest and experience in museums, preservation, history, or education preferred

Marketing and Development Intern

Position Overview:
The Marketing and Development intern will assist United Way of Greater Lorain County staff in all aspects of marketing, communication, special events, resource development, community collaborative support, and other projects as needed. The intern will report to the Marketing and Development Director and also work directly with other Marketing and Development team members.

Job Description:
– Assist in the planning and implementation of special events (including the Campaign Kickoff event and the Spellebrate Lorain County: A Night At The Bee fundraiser)
–  Write copy for newsletters, press releases and website
– Create content for print and radio ads as well as social media and various marketing materials
–  Support Resource Development staff in execution of fundraising campaign
–  Prepare and review analysis for accounts
–  Contact assigned accounts by phone and in-person
–  Ensure campaign materials are delivered when requested
–  Act as liaison with Community Impact staff to help craft messaging on impact outcomes
–  Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:
– Superior time and project management skills
–  Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
–  Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
–  Advanced computer skills (including Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite)
–  Individual creativity and ability to work as part of a team
–  Self-starter and strong work ethic
–  Initiative to problem solve
–  Adherence to confidentiality
–  Knowledge of AP writing style a plus

Time Commitment:
20 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), flexible around schedule
United Way of Greater Lorain County Values:
Positive Attitude, Accountability, Strong Work Ethic, Innovation, Team Mentality

Ryan Aroney
Marketing and Development Director
440-277-6530, ext. 226

Position Title: Administrative Intern
Department:     All               Location:    Multiple
Reports to:   President/CEO

Position Summary: The Administrative Intern is responsible for performing basic duties of a confidential nature with minimal supervision, and assisting in certain aspects of Fund Development, Marketing, and/or Programming for the Agency.

Organization Description: Neighborhood Alliance serves as a safety net for the community by meeting the basic needs of its more vulnerable citizens, while raising aspirations and offering pathways to enhance and improve their lives and the lives of their children. As such, we offer a variety of programs and services geared toward the basic needs of all populations. Our core services include Family Enrichment, Child Enrichment, Senior Enrichment and Shelter/Emergency Services.

Essential Job Functions: The Administrative Intern can serve in a variety of roles within the organization. From administrative support, to fund development, marketing, and hands-on service to our clients, interns with our organization are able to learn a variety of skills in the non-profit arena. Because of the diversity of our programs and services, we are able to customize the internship experience based on the unique needs of the student.

Necessary Skills, Education, and Training: 
– Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook, Excel, Access and other computer software.  Experience with databases a plus.
– Exceptional organizational and communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal).
– Dedication, flexibility, attention to detail and creativity a must.
– Can handle stress and time sensitive situations.
– Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Access to a vehicle; must have and maintain a valid – Ohio Driver’s License
– Self-motivated team player who can energize and lead both staff and volunteers.

Physical Demands: In order to perform the essential functions of this position successfully the employee may be required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. This position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written or oral instructions and agency procedures. All functions must be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Typical Working Conditions: This position operates in an office type environment but may also work within our program locations.

Community Foundation of Lorain County Intern Position

“We connect people who care with causes that matter.”

Supervisor Name: Cindy Andrews

Contact Information: /440-984-7390

Intern Position Title: Communications


The Community Foundation of Lorain County is interested in hosting a summer intern. We are requesting an individual interested in working in communications by gaining hands-on experience in social outreach and content creation. More specifically, we’re looking for a smart, creative, energetic, and outgoing individual willing to dedicate 20 hours per week throughout the summer.

Job Description:

·         Effectively record and produce information on impact of grants that have been provided by the Community Foundation (primarily through written media).

·         Capturing photos while including documentation of any persons in the pictures.

·         Monitor and generate content to Community Foundation’s social media channels.

·         Assist staff in executing strategic donor communication

·         Help facilitate opportunities for donors to attend Community Foundation events and/or programs

·         Assist with marketing materials for events

·         Assist with event management

·         Become familiar and comfortable with the Community Foundation and its concept, vision and mission

·         Assist in daily operations of the office

Job Qualifications:

·         Degree focus in public relations, communication or business marketing.

·         Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

·         Well-organized, independent worker.

·         Understanding/knowledge of basic public relations principles.

·         Willingness to work hard and build a great portfolio.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office software; Some graphic design, basic photography.

·         Understanding and experience with social media, outside of personal use.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), flexible around schedule.

The Community Foundation of Lorain County deeply values the power of diversity and the benefits of inclusion.  We will operate in a manner that embraces diversity as an asset.  We serve everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic level or gender.