INTERN PROGRAM

All site information is updated as organizations are confirmed for the 2024 Summer Session. Check back often!

Weekly meeting information is being updated as confirmations are made, but all dates are currently tentative.

Please scroll down to view the full list of 2024 Summer Intern Host Site Opportunities. 

Thank you to our Funders

HOW TO JOIN

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 ONLINE APPLICATION, each interested student must submit 2 letters of reference, a current resume, and a personal essay.

Applicaiton deadline is march 31st, 2024.
If you have any questions please contact us at llc@leadershiploraincounty.com or by calling 440-281-8535.

INTERN SITE POSTINGS

2024 Intern Sites are listed in alphabetical order. Sites are posted as they are job descriptions are confirmed for the upcoming year. If you don’t see the site you were hoping for please feel free to give us a call at 440-281-8535, or email us at marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com.

Position Title: Marketing & Communications Intern (30 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Community Foundation of Lorain County

Position reports to: Brittany Lovett, Marketing and Communications Officer

9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria

Organization Description:

The Community Foundation of Lorain County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter in our community since 1980. The Community Foundation is a public foundation with income from endowment funds contributed by individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The Community Foundation is an open and inclusive anchor institution that works to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio. It responds to the changing needs of the community by making grants to local non-profit organizations and giving scholarships to help local students.

Position Summary:

During the summer the Marketing and Communications Intern will assist in planning and executing multiple events including the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Scholarship Celebration. Our intern will also help build the toolkit for our 12-hour crowdfunding campaign called Connect to a Cause. The toolkit will include social media graphics, press releases, video tutorials, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sending emails
  • Making phone calls
  • Attending meetings
  • Collaborating internally and externally
  • Exploring each department at the Community Foundation
  • Speaking with community members, non-profit partners, and donors from around the community.

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Some graphic design (Canva)
  • basic photography
  • Understanding and experience with social media, outside of personal use.

Typical Working Conditions:

Traditional 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.

 

VISIT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF LORAIN COUNTY WEBSITE HERE

 

Position Title: Youth Summer Camp Facilitator (20-25 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc.

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

Position reports to: Monica Snipes – 231 Go! Middle School Project Director/Youth Services Director

Organization Description: 

El Centro is a  Bilingual/Bicultural advocacy organization specializing in serving the Latino community. Our mission is to enhance the socio-economic status of the greater Lorain County community by providing essential social, educational, cultural and community development services.

231 Go! is a middle-school collaborative that’s mission is to create the community framework, alignment and strategy that will help our community measurably improve the odds that all youth will be academically successful, ready for work, college and life. Our overarching goal is to ensure that youth are motivated to learn, engaged in learning, working on positive self concepts and playing useful roles in the community.

Position Summary:

Under the direction and daily supervision of the 231 Go! Project Coordinator, the Youth Summer Camp Facilitators and Group Workers will be responsible for facilitating and leading enrichment programming for elementary and middle age students. They will work in collaboration with key staff members and partnering agencies towards providing high quality educational & career exploration experiences as well as recreational and social growth experiences for participants in creative ways and have some fun while engaging with the students. Your goal is to work with young people in a variety of capacities contingent upon the youth’s interests and passion. This position will require someone who has an interest in leading, teaching, coaching, listening to, and inspiring young people to help them make gains in their academic and social development and become involved members of their community.

Essential Job Functions:

• Supporting Main and Partner Agencies during afterschool, summer and occasional weekend activities for youth
• Tutoring and mentoring middle school age students in small groups and one-on-one (especially English Language Learners)
• Planning and leading special enrichment activities for youths (such as arts and crafts, dance,
service learning, sports, etc.).
• Assisting the Project Director in program administration (identifying and recruiting eligible
students for the program, program development, forming new organizational relationships, etc.)

Basic Skills Proffered: This position is ideal for those studying Education, Childhood Development, Social Work, Counseling, Nonprofit Administration, Psychology, or Spanish.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Typical Working Conditions

  • 1:9 group sizes
  • Indoor and Outdoor Activities
  • Our Agency and its partners do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin
    (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
VISIT EL CENTRO WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Communications Intern  (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Elyria Community Partnership

Position reports to: Monét Roberts, Executive Director

200 Middle Avenue, Elyria

Organization Description: 

Elyria Community Partnership is a nonprofit organization developed to revitalize the city of Elyria including downtown and its neighborhoods, respecting the history of the city and improving the quality of life for residents. The organization seeks to ensure that Elyria is a thriving, racially equitable, vibrant, economically growing community with quality and affordable housing and a vibrant downtown.

Position Summary:

This part-time position at 20 Hours a week would serve as a Communications Intern. This intern will help promote events and communicate with vendors and partners throughout the community for the summer. With the potential to carry on through September 2024.

Essential Job Functions:

The communications intern is responsible for assisting senior employees with various communication-based tasks. Their duties might include clerical tasks but also helping design and create visual content, such as blog posts or videos, doing social media analytics, and helping plan and run events (such as Third Thursday, Movie Nights, Farmers Market, and More).

Basic Skills Proffered:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience with social media platforms, passion for Lorain County (preferred the City of Elyria), people skills, excellent management or organizational skills, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and tasks, knowledge of graphic design or canva, a preferred student in Communications, English, or Creative degrees.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Ability to carry or lift supplies needed for events

Typical Working Conditions

This position will work at both outdoor events and within the Elyria Community Partnerships Office. Non-traditional hours will be required.

Hear about the Elyria Community Partnership Intern Position from MonÉt Roberts, Executive Director.

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VISIT ELYRIA COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: FAVA Summer Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Position reports to: Kathleen Jackson, Executive Director

39 South Main Street, STE 210, Oberlin

Organization Description: 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) is a nonprofit art gallery and art education center located in downtown Oberlin, Ohio. Our mission is to foster creativity and community by exhibiting contemporary visual art, educating people of all ages, and strengthening cultural awareness throughout our community.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a passionate intern to join our team and contribute to the vibrant arts community we’ve cultivated over the past 44 years.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Our 2024 intern will work with the Education Director in organizing and coordinating art classes and camps, help facilitate educational programs for diverse age groups, and work to gather post-class data from participants for future program improvement.
  • Our intern will also work with the Gallery Director in preparation for exhibitions and engage with artists and visitors during gallery events.
  • In addition, our intern will help with our community mural program, outreach programming, as well as marketing and other light office work as needed.

Basic Skills Proffered:

The ideal candidate will have passion for the arts; have excellent organizational and multitasking skills, effective communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work both independently as collaboratively within a team, and be willing to learn. Computer skills are a plus.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Some bending/lifting of up to 25 pounds is occasionally needed.

Typical Working Conditions: We are a casual workplace and all staff are encouraged to dress comfortably.

VISIT FAVA WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Lorain County Free Clinic

Position reports to: Kathleen Janda, Director of Operations

Organization Description:

Civic leaders and the medical community, with the support of local churches, founded a “temporary” program in 1986 to address the needs of the medically underserved, or those falling through the gaps in our healthcare system. With the support of volunteer doctors, nurses and other caregivers, the Lorain County Free Clinic staff provides primary health care, preventive care, chronic disease management, medical tests, specialty referrals, prescription assistance and health education to low-income individuals and families.

Position Summary:   

Seeking a student interested in learning the administrative, outreach, and other aspects of our organization. Student will work throughout our agency aiding in work with our community garden, outreach/outreach events, and general administrative office duties. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working with or adjacent to the medical community, or someone considering entering the medical field in some capacity.

 Essential Job Functions:   

  • Communicating with Free Clinic staff & partners
  • Working in Microsoft suite
  • Working in multiple environments (outdoors, on-site office environment, off-site events) and will require some travel for outreach event participation
  • Other duties as decided based on chosen students strengths

Basic Skills Preferred:

Basic skills that are helpful are comfortable in an office setting, comfortable outdoors, public speaking, solid verbal and written communication skills, creativity, problem solving, a positive attitude and willing to learn.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Typical Working Conditions:

Multi-location environment including office and outdoor settings, off-site events, and some Lorain County travel.

VISIT LORAIN COUNTY FREE CLINIC WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Collections & Education Intern (30 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Lorain County Historical Society

Position reports to: Kerri Broome, Executive Director

284 Washington Avenue, Elyria

Organization Description:

The Lorain County Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history of Lorain County to educate and inspire present and future generations.

Position Summary:   

The Collections & Education Intern will gain hands-on experience in fundamental work that provides learning opportunities to explore a variety of operations at LCHS’s museums. In Summer 2024, LCHS will offer a special traveling exhibit for the Lorain County Bicentennial. This student intern will have a key role in facilitating the display of the exhibit throughout Lorain County. This job will include some time outside of normal business hours.

Essential Job Functions:   

  • Giving tours of The Hickories Museum
  • Inventorying and organizing artifacts for the LCHS collection
  • Researching and creating content for social media
  • Promoting LCHS at community events
  • Keeping the calendar for the Lorain County Bicentennial exhibit, setting up and taking down the exhibit, and staffing the exhibit when it is on display

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Desire to pursue a career in a history or museum-related field or an interest in history
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Ability to walk up stairs; ability to lift 35 lbs

Typical Working Conditions:

At LCHS museums plus off-site at community events.

Learn about the Intern Position with the Lorain Historical Society.

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VISIT LORAIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Lorain County Imagination Library Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Lorain County Imagination Library Coalition

Position reports to: Jamie Simoneau, Program Evaluation & Integration Officer

9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria

Organization Description:

Lorain County Imagination Library gifts free books to kids ages birth through five years. Our program is proven to increase kindergarten readiness, improve vocabulary, and build emotional connections with caregivers. Each month, an age-appropriate book is mailed directly to the child’s home, allowing them to build their own home library.

Dolly Parton founded this national program in 1995. Since coming to Lorain County in 2017, over 506,000 books have been mailed to over 20,000 children in Lorain County. Our program works closely with local libraries, preschools, daycare centers, and other community partners to enroll children in this free program.

Community Foundation of Lorain County currently serves as the fiscal agent for Lorain County Imagination Library and oversees all aspects of building this program. Community Foundation of Lorain County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter since 1980. The Community Foundation is an open and inclusive anchor institution that works to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Lorain County. We receive our funding from various donors and respond to the changing needs of our community by providing grants to local organizations and scholarships to local students. Our intern will work out of the Community Foundation office in Elyria.

Position Summary:

The main objective of our summer intern will be to increase enrollments in the Lorain County Imagination Library. With over 58% of eligible children currently enrolled, we seek an individual who can work independently to contact local day care centers, preschools, doctor’s offices, and other community partners to share information and encourage additional registrations. Additional objectives include:

  • Work alongside the Communications Committee to strategize and implement a registration program within our local birthing center(s)
  • Prepare and schedule social media
  • Attend local events/festivals to promote registrations (this may include a few weekend shifts that are outside of normal work schedule)
  • Help draft newsletter copy and layout
  • Return phone calls to families who are registering and/or changing their mailing address
  • Assist in the planning of Imagination Library’s fall 2023 literacy event
  • Assist with various Community Foundation events, such as the annual meeting

Essential Job Functions:

Interacting with outside agencies via phone, email, or in-person. Creating, planning, and scheduling social media posts. Collaborating externally and internally with other Community Foundation employees, members of the Lorain County Imagination Library Coalition, caregivers, and representatives from other agencies.

Basic Skills Preferred:

Seeking an individual with strong verbal and written communication skills who is organized, responsible, independent, creative, friendly, and who enjoys interacting with families and children. Basic computer skills are needed with a general understanding of graphic design (ie Canva, MailChimp) being preferred. Knowledge of Facebook and Instagram for business (outside of personal use) is preferred.

Physical Demands: standing, sitting, lifting 20+ pounds

Typical Working Conditions:

Office setting with some external meetings with other agencies and organizations within the Lorain County community. The intern will work 16 hours per week plus 4 hours of LLCIP training typically during the hours of 8AM and 4PM Monday through Thursday. May be required to attend local festivals and events to promote Imagination Library on weekends. The schedule is flexible if communicated in advance.

 

VISIT LORAIN COUNTY IMAGINATION LIBRARY COALITION WEBSITE HERE

 

Position Title: Engagement Intern (30 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Lorain County Urban League

Position reports to: Achilles Morales; Director of Education and Youth Development

Organization Description: 

The Urban League’s mission is to empower African Americans and underserved people to thrive through direct service, collaboration, and advocacy. Our vision is to create a pathway for clients to increase their income, secure housing, and become financially stable using a holistic coaching approach to deliver housing, employment, financial, and educational services. For 44 years the Lorain County Urban League has worked in a variety of ways to strengthen and support the local African American community. Founded in 1978, the Lorain County Urban League is devoted to empowering African Americans and other disadvantaged groups to enter the economic and social mainstream. From its earliest days in the civil rights movement, through years of partnership with government and public agencies, the Lorain County Urban League has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in Lorain County.

Position Summary:   

The Lorain County Urban League is seeking a passionate and dedicated Civic Engagement Intern to join our team. The intern will play a crucial role in promoting civic participation, voter engagement, and community empowerment. The selected candidate will work both in the community and in an office setting, engaging directly with residents, hosting workshops, and collecting valuable data to measure the impact of civic engagement initiatives.

 Essential Job Functions:   

  • Direct Voter Engagement:
    • Engage with community members to promote voter registration and participation.
    • Conduct outreach efforts to raise awareness about upcoming elections and voting rights.
  •  Workshops on Voting Rights, Advocacy, and Local Government Interaction:
    • Design and host workshops to educate community members on voting rights, advocacy strategies, and effective interaction with local government.
    • Provide resources and information to empower individuals to become informed and engaged citizens.
  • Community Service around Literacy:
    • Facilitate community service projects focused on literacy improvement.
    • Collaborate with local organizations to organize events promoting literacy within the community.
  • Data Collection and Analysis:
    • Collect data on people’s attitudes regarding voting and community engagement in local government.
    • Analyze collected data to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Reporting and Impact Assessment:
    • Prepare regular reports on the impact of civic engagement initiatives.
    • Present findings to the organization and community stakeholders, highlighting the positive outcomes and areas for growth.
  • Community Presence:
    • Work within the community, attending events and meetings to promote civic engagement.
    • Collaborate with local organizations and community leaders to enhance the Urban League’s presence.
  • Office-Based Tasks:
    • Assist with administrative tasks related to civic engagement initiatives.
    • Maintain accurate records and documentation of outreach efforts and community engagement activities.

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Basic understanding of Google products (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Genuine interest in learning about community issues and social justice.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in diverse settings.
  • Flexibility to work outside and in an office setting as needed.
    Comfortability with in historical civil rights agency

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Must be able to lift 40lbs

Typical Working Conditions:

Indoor office environment with potential for outdoor of off-site events as needed.

VISIT LORAIN COUNTY URBAN LEAGUE WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Lorain Port Authority Intern Position (30 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Lorain Port & Finance Authority

Position reports to: Kelsey Leyva Smith, Office Manager

319 Black River Lane, Lorain

Organization Description:

A local government agency focused on economic development, waterborne commerce and enhancing the public’s access to Lorain’s beautiful waterways.

Position Summary:

The Intern will play an integral role in day-to-day operations by manning the front office Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30p and acting as our public liaison in this fast-paced, seasonal opportunity.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Answer phone and customer questions
  • send emails
  • process mail and packages
  • sell tickets
  • coordinate rentals/reservations
  • create and distribute a digital newsletter
  • opening purchase orders for goods or services
  • create marketing materials

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Canva
  • Constant Contact
  • familiarity with phone systems
  • self-motivated
  • positive attitude

Physical Demands (if applicable): Walking, lifting/moving boxes containing products or files

Typical Working Conditions: Indoor office with air conditioning and lots of natural light. Some days will involve being out on our various sites (Black River Landing, Riverside Park, Mile-Long Pier, etc.), and at least one day will involve a good amount of walking for an Independence Day project. We also have a goose dog, Lil, who is in the office daily 8:30-4:30p.

 

VISIT LORAIN PORT AND FINANCE AUTHORITY WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Leadership Lorain County Summer Intern (20-30 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Leadership Lorain County

Position reports to: Jennifer Gercak, Intern Program Director, and will work closely with Margarita Padua, Community Outreach & Development

1206 East Broad Street, Elyria

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the Intern Program Director and LLC staff in the development, implementation and management of all intern program related events, including corresponding with participants and vendors.
  • Support the Intern Program Director and LLC staff in the development, implementation and management of upcoming Leadership Lorain County programing and events, such as the Annual Golf Outing, Signature Class, and Youth programing.
  • Compose, type, proofread and edits correspondence, marketing/communications materials, and other materials as needed to ensure accuracy and completion
  • Perform routine office procedures including printing, emailing, answering phones, and other duties as assigned.
  • Will be required to travel for site visits, both with supervisor and independently.

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
  • desire to take initiative and get tasks done

Ideal students for this position would include second year LLCIP students, those interested in Human Resources, Business, Non-Profit, or Communications. Additional hours may be available for students proficient in marketing, social media management, or digital media.

Position: LLC “Geek Squad” Lead/Member

Location: Possibility to work remotely while meeting with Jennifer weekly. Position may also include some travel to record digital media or photography.
Phone: 440-281-8535
Website: www.leadershiploraincounty.com
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak
Email: marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com

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. Knowledge of design software and/or online platform Canva is a plus.

“Geek Squad” – 10-20 hrs/wk

Student will be expected to work with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok. Graphic design knowledge is a plus, but not required. Most information needed can be created in app or with utilization of free resources such as Canva.

Position Title: Digital Marketing & Communications Internship  (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Main Street Lorain

Position reports to: Max Schaefer, Executive Director

301 Broadway Avenue, Lorain

Organization Description: 

Main Street Lorain is part of Main Street America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that supports communities in their efforts to revitalize downtowns while retaining their unique, historic characters. Dedicated to the economic success of its downtown, Main Street Lorain works to revitalize the heart of our downtown neighborhood and help create a thriving & vibrant community.

Position Summary: 

Main Street Lorain is seeking a talented intern who desires to learn new skills and is unafraid of tackling bigger projects. We are looking for someone who knows the latest social media trends, is a strong writer and comfortable engaging with new people. Someone passionate about building communities and developing relationships with people. Someone who’s full of creative ideas and imaginative flair, has a strong sense of aesthetic, and pays attention to details and consistency in style.

This is a unique opportunity to be given real responsibility from start to finish. This intern will help strengthen Main Street Lorain’s mission by curating a strong brand voice that connects with our current audience while reaching new ones. All while growing personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to create, promote and track content, gain insights into what makes compelling content and shape it in response to our community’s wants, and acquire the skills to optimize everything you write for the web.

Work will include:

  • Website:
    • Research, create and develop unique content, including blog posts, web pages;
    • Review existing content and align it with the current tone of voice
    • Update website with events/stories/etc.
  • Social Media:
    • Actively create content for Main Street Lorain Facebook and Instagram
    • Create new & exciting content
    • Engage with audience and respond to inquiries
    • Use reporting analytics to measure results and cultivate new marketing ideas
    • Work with small businesses to curate content & share content
  • Multimedia:
    • Assist with design and production of monthly newsletters that reach hundreds of people
    • Write press releases and monitor media coverage
    • Help design print and online advertisements for upcoming events & generalized marketing content of the downtown neighborhood.
    • Assist in adding to photo library of Downtown Lorain

Basic Skills Proffered:

Excellent time management abilities, Canva-proficient, creative mind, resourceful & flexible.

Physical Demands (if applicable): 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and communicate effectively. Physical labor is occasionally required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for events.

Typical Working Conditions

Most of the work must be done at the office, but some “onsite” outdoor event  work will be included throughout Downtown Lorain. Interns must have reliable transportation to this internship and must bring a laptop for projects. Non-traditional work hours will be expected.

Hear about the Intern Position with Main Street Lorain from Max Schaefer, Executive Director.

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Visit Main street Lorain Website Here

Position Title: Summer Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Main Street Willington

Position reports to: Jenny Arntz, Executive Director

118 West Herrick Avenue, Wellington

Organization Description: 

Main Street Wellington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works toward “Strengthening the Spirit of Wellington.” We do this by promoting low-cost events for the community and visitors to promote our economic district and other groups. We also assist businesses and our Village government with workshops, training, and a variety of projects that improve our community.

Position Summary:

The Intern would have a choice of a project or projects that build experience and skills that compliment their field of study. Projects could be coordinating an event, workshop, networking, writing a grant, designing a branding/social media campaign, fundraising, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Communicating with business leaders
  • Working in Microsoft suite
  • Utilizing canva/flyer making/social media posts
  • Communication with clients – basic phone/customer service skills.

Basic Skills Proffered:

Basic skills that are helpful are public speaking, solid writing and social media skills, creativity, problem solving, plus a positive attitude.

Physical Demands (if applicable): occasionally lifting up to 35 pounds, walking, sitting, typing, etc.

Typical Working Conditions:

Schedule is flexible but typically 4 days of 5 hours work time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mostly indoor, but some walking to businesses outdoors.  Events are also typically outside.

VISIT MAIN STREET WELLINGTON WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Summer Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Melendez Video

Position reports to: Tony & Lori Melendez

Organization Description: 

We offer professional video duplication, video editing, Video to DVD transfer & duplication, CD – Photo Keepsakes, and Home movie transfer services when you need them. We can pick up and deliver your order or you may bring it in yourself – just let us know. Either way, we’ll make it a painless experience! You may pay by check, cash, or major credit card. We guarantee 100% satisfaction!

Melendez Video recognizes that your Video Editing, VHS or DVD Duplication, Photo Keepsake or Home Movie Transfer project is important and we handle your video needs in a professional, cost effective, and timely manner.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a good, conscientious person who is interested and willing to learn technology to help digitally transfer old media to new current formats. We also would like them to be somewhat creative and have knowledgeable Social Media Skills, to help promote our business ex. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Fun and rewarding working environment, flexible hours, casual attire.

Essential Job Functions: See position summary above

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Video editing knowledge is a plus
  • Independent worker
  • Time management skills
  • Social Media knowledge/skills

Physical Demands (if applicable): 

Typical Working Conditions

Indoors, sitting, flexible hours

 

VISIT MELENDEZ VIDEO WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Education Marketing Coordinator  (20-30 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Natural Stone Institute

Position reports to: Aaron Dahnke, Education Director

Works closely with: Membership Sales Manager, Marketing Director

380 E. Lorain Street, Oberlin

Organization Description: 

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 countries. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.

The association serves as the authoritative source for safety and technical standards and information regarding the use of natural stone. It operates an industry accreditation program and two prestigious awards programs, as well as a continuing education program for architects and designers.

The Natural Stone Institute was formed in 2018 as a merger of the Marble Institute of America and the Building Stone Institute.  The Building Stone Institute was formed in 1894 as the International Cut Stone Contractors and Quarrymen’s Association; the name was changed to the Building Stone Institute in 1955. Established in 1903 as the National Association of Marble Dealers, the Marble Institute of America officially formed in 1944, when the association merged with the National Association of Marble Producers. In 1962, the National Association of Marble Builders merged with MIA.

Position Summary:

The Natural Stone Institute is currently searching for an Education Engagement and Development intern to help with development, implementation and outreach for the Natural Stone Institute education and accreditation programs.  The intern’s duties will include help with development of educational products, targeting research and sponsor cultivation.  At the end of this internship, interns should have a better understanding of out an association educational program runs, how to develop and promote educational products and how to fund associated programs.

  • Regional education & virtual events:
    • Understand and be able to explain benefits of event attendance
    • Assist assemble marketing messages for events
    • Conduct research online to identify companies in a target area
    • Conduct phone and email outreach to potential attendees
    • Work with membership department to add prospects to database
    • Assist coordinate the virtual event platform (gotowebinars): pre-session set-up, planning, use, etc.
    • Assist create follow-up messages to attendees
  • If candidate is bilingual (speaks / writes Spanish):
    • Research and solicit company lists for Spanish speaking stone companies
    • Assist with a marketing program to said companies
    • Contribute to translation of key marketing messages
  • Product Development
    • Research, develop and produce webpage updates
    • Research, develop and produce e-blast to target markets
    • Interview members for promotional and education pieces
    • Update and develop educational courses in Online University
  • Fundraising Role
    • Build target list
    • Develop program outreach and cultivation messaging for sponsors
    • Utilize sales funnel to attract members to key programs

Desired Skills:

  • Student studying marketing, communications, business or social sciences.
  • MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a fun and productive work environment
Hear about the Intern Position with the Natural Stone Institute from Aaron Dahnke, Education Director in the video below.

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VISIT NATURAL STONE INSTITUTE WEBSITE HERE

 

Position Title: Summer Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: Neighborhood Alliance

Position reports to: Roxanne Krauth, HR Manager

265 Washington Avenue, Elyria

Organization Description: 

Neighborhood Alliance has been compassionately caring for the community since 1927. We are helping our community grow stronger by caring for our clients’ most basic needs. We provide emergency shelter, homeless outreach, daily meal delivery, nutrition services including an emergency food pantry and socialization activities for seniors, childcare and child enrichment programs, and access to family support programs such as Help Me Grow for those in need. We are empowering the people of our community with the tools to create a better life for themselves. With our inspired mission of strengthening neighborhoods, we continue to expand programs and services to address the diverse and changing needs of families and individuals in Northeast Ohio.

Position Summary:

Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of non-profit management including human resources, marketing, finance, fund development and operations. In addition, Interns can choose a project or a program from within our organization in which to spend their summer. Programs include Child Enrichment, Family Support, Senior Enrichment and Shelter and Emergency Services. Specific responsibilities will depend on the program or area of interest of the intern. Internships are customized based on intern interests and agency project availability.

Interested Interns will be evaluated and selected student will be working within their field of study. Students interested in social work, education, marketing, non-profit management, business, or sociology would be good fits within organization.

Essential Job Functions:

Meet with staff and learn about the various areas of non-profit management. Communicate with staff members and clients in a positive professional manner. Other tasks will depend on the intern and the assigned program or area of responsibility.

Basic Skills Proffered:

Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Interns should be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations will be made if needed.

Typical Working Conditions

Most hours are spent in an office type environment but may also be spent in our programs. As such, the intern will interact with various clients.

 

VISIT NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: 4-H General Summer Intern (40 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: OSU Extension- Lorain County 4-H

Position reports to:Jacqueline S. Baca, OSU Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

42110 Russia Road, Elyria

Organization Description:

Lorain County 4-H provides youth ages 5-19 opportunities to learn life skills through hands-on learning in a safe environment. This is one of the four program areas offered through OSU Extension.  4-H summer programming opportunities include: 4-H Animal Schools, 4-H Camps (day and residential), Project Workshops and Clinics, Project Interviews, and Skillathon Contests.

Position Summary:

The Summer 4-H Intern will provide support to the Extension office and assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of general 4-H summer programming efforts.  The 4-H Summer Intern will work under the direct guidance and supervision of an Extension Educator.  Responsibilities include working with 4-H youth, volunteers, and resource partners to develop, plan and implement summer programming efforts.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 40%     Assist with facilitating summer programs and activities for youth based on the 4-H model and under the direction of an Extension Educator; Work in a diverse range of community sites in urban and rural areas to deliver a broad range of positive youth development programs/activities; Assist with the development and implementation of volunteer training to enhance and sustain program outcomes; to assure programs/activities meet needs and expectations.
  • 40%     Identify and order needed supportive materials (e.g. program supplies and materials); and prepare all activity/program materials.
  • 15%     Perform a wide variety of administrative duties, including general record keeping, submitting information for required reports, documenting progress against anticipated outcomes, and creating print media; May assist with data input into the 4-H Online data base; and perform other administrative duties as requested.
  • 5%       Serve as a member of the local Extension 4-H Advisory Board; Participate as an Extension Lorain County team member by participating in All-Staff conferences, professional development opportunities, and the like.

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Experience- direct experience working with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and in multiple settings. Previous experience with 4-H and working with youth in urban and rural environments highly preferred.
  • Technologies/Skills- Computer literacy in basic software applications required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to learn and implement new instructional methods and activities.  Must be able to adapt to occasional changes in program assignments based on program priorities and sponsor needs.
  • Applied knowledge of positive youth development, youth leadership, youth in governance, and service learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and teach curriculum and perform basic administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences in both written and verbal formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under a model of continuous program improvement, including program evaluation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout the county; Employee will be reimbursed at the University-approved mileage rate.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Typical Working Conditions:

 

VISIT THE OSU EXTENSION – LORAIN COUNTY 4H WEBSITE HERE

Position Title: Human Resources Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Organization Name: The LCADA Way

Position reports to: Bethany Goers, CHRO

2115 West Park Drive, Lorain

Organization Description: 

The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization that has been a proven leader in recovery since 1981. We deliver innovative, outcome-driven programs with an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services for residents in Lorain, Medina and surrounding counties.

Our unique approach – centered around Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy – is tailored to be gender and culturally appropriate based on individual customer needs.

We currently provide a full array of services including over 40 different types of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction treatment and prevention services as well as mental health services.

Position Summary:

The Human Resources Intern provides support to the Human Resources Department. This position assists with various aspects of the employment life cycle and coordination of staff events.

Essential Job Functions:

Will accept candidates pursuing any of the following educational fields: Human Resources, Business Administration, Nonprofit Administration, Marketing, or Communications

  • Assists with coordination of Human Resource functions including recruitment, onboarding, orientation, and engagement
  • Assists with processing and maintenance of confidential personnel files through HRIS database or other storage systems
  • Assists with maintenance of tracking systems for staff required licenses, certifications, trainings and performance reviews; coordinates with other HR positions to ensure staff compliance
  • Assists with recruitment functions, including reviewing resumes, screening applicants, and scheduling interviews
  • Assists with the performance of personnel and confidential file audits to ensure all required employee documentation is collected and maintained
  • Assists with new employee orientation and onboarding functions
  • Compiles various onboarding and benefit packets
  • Provides assistance to staff-led committees and activities
  • Assists with employee engagement activities and employee events
  • Assists with various research and/or special projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Familiarity with Human Resources and/or Organizational Leadership concepts
  • Knowledge of basic human resource functions and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, high attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite and databases
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse populations

Educational Requirements: Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution of higher learning in Human Resources, Business, Nonprofit or a related field.

Typical 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 objects up to 35 pounds, such as records and boxes; manual dexterity required. Maintain mental capacity that permits making sound judgments regarding work and have regular attendance. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and procedures.

 

VISIT THE LCADA WAY WEBSITE HERE

Common Ground Floating Camp Councilor Position

Common Ground – the Cindy Nord Center for Renewal has over 25 years of experience providing innovative programs focusing on Conscious Living for people of all ages to nurture and challenge their mind, body, and spirit. Conscious Living is about being connected to each other and nature, as well as being resilient to life’s challenges, while realizing one’s full potential.

Located on 30 wooded acres in Oberlin, OH, Common Ground is the home to summer day camps for youth, adult team-building programs, and custom-designed seminars. We have a top-rated zipline canopy tour open to the public, the proceeds from which are reinvested in our youth programs.

We are looking for Camp Counselors to join our team this summer! Are you an enthusiastic and friendly person that loves working with diverse groups of young people in a natural outdoor setting?  Day Camp Counselors are responsible for the well-being of an assigned group of campers, guiding them through daily activities and fostering a sense of cooperation, respect, and community.

Essential Job Functions of Camp Counselors:         

  • Supervise or assist with a group of 10 – 15 children between the ages of 6 – 15 years old.
  • Create a sense of belonging and community with all campers.
  • Create, plan, conduct, and/or assist with various day camp activities in alignment with weekly camp themes and philosophy to execute during the group’s scheduled Team Time.
  • Guide assigned campers from one Specialty Area/Activity to the next ensuring a safe and timely transition.
  • Serve as the person primarily responsible for assigned camper’s well-being.

Potential Leadership Lorain County Intern Projects:

Please note that up to two projects will be selected and project assignments are based on the candidate and their assigned camp role.

  • Help plan and coordinate camp activities.
  • Serve as Bus Counselor for the duration of the summer.  You’ll ride one of the Bus Routes in the mornings and afternoons while being responsible for the campers’ well-being.
  • Create, plan and coordinate Camp Kindness Day activities for campers and counselors.
  • A project of the candidate’s creation that is in alignment with Common Ground’s Mission, Camp Philosophy, and Standards.  To work in conjunction with their assigned Camp Directors.

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Desire to work with children outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population/age groups and relate.
  • Ability to accept verbal and written direction, guidance, and supervision.
  • Enthusiastic, kind, sense of humor children can join in on, patient, and can remain calm and collected while facing stressful situations.
  • Self-motivated and willing to step in when there’s a need to be fulfilled within reason.
  • Efficient group communication skills.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete the appropriate Summer Camp Training.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

  • Standing, walking/hiking/running, stooping, kneeling, crawling, sitting outdoors on our 30 acres of land.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 or so pounds.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Regularly exposed to outdoor weather elements: rain, dry, humid, hot conditions.
  • We ask that staff dress appropriately for the weather.
Visit common ground Website Here

Complete the online application, then submit a current resume and two (2) letters of reference to Leadership via email at llc@leadershiploraincounty.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31st, 2024
If you have any questions please contact Leadership at the email address listed below or by calling 440-281-8535.

Leadership Lorain County will accept applications to become an intern site  up until December 1st of the previous year (ex. December 1st of 2023 to participate in the 2024 season). You must be able to provide a short (max 2 min) video that will be utilized in our Digital Open House.

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. Download the Job Description Form Here.

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 Leadership at llc@leadershiploraincounty.com or by phone at 440-281-8557

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is a $250 placement fee for all sites to help cover the cost of materials, events, and programing for this program
  • This program is partially grant funded and positions are available based on funding received to support the program
  • It is preferred that the host site add the student to their payroll for the summer
  • Host agencies are REQUIRED to participate in the Intern Open House, Interview Process, and End of Summer Celebration
  • Interns are REQUIRED to attend weekly leadership meetings and events hosted by LLC as part of the program – schedule to be provided to host sites in advance
  • If at anytime a host agency is unable to comply with any of the above requirements, or found to be lacking in support/project/time for their student, they can be removed from the list of possible host sites for future summers

Thank you to our LLCIP Funders:

              

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

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 jennifer@leadershiploraincounty.com 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 jennifer@leadershiploraincounty.com

 

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