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Meet Our Interns

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Kevin Laffey

Kevin LaffeyKevin Laffey worked as the Summer Development Resources intern at Brookfield Properties. Read more. »




 

Shelbie Seeberg

Shelbie SeebergShelbie Seeberg worked as the spring campus GIS technician intern at Cleveland State University’s Office of Facilities Management. Read more. »

 

 

 

Hanna Sauberan

Hanna SauberanHanna Sauberan interned at the City of Mentor’s Fire Department over the summer. Read more. »

 


 

Katelyn Mclaughlin

Katelyn MclaughlinKatelyn Mclaughlin worked as the summer planning intern at the City of Euclid’s Planning and Development Department. Read more. »
 


 

Francesca Klypchak

Francesca KlypchakFrancesca worked remotely as the Fundraising and Development Intern at After-School All-Stars (Cleveland) during the Spring 2021 semester. She recently accepted a full-time position with ASAS as their Community Engagement Coordinator. Read more. »

 

Amanda Houdeschell

Amanda's headshot.jpgAmanda is working remotely as the Fund Development Intern at the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio during the fall semester.  Read more. »

 

 

Karan’ja Williams

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Karan’ja worked remotely as the data analyst intern at the Presidents’ Council from May to September 2020. Read more. »
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Courtney Whitman

IMG_2057.jpg​​​​​​​Much of my coursework has been useful throughout my time at the RTA. I would go so far to say that completing the GIS certificate is what gave me the edge to get the position! I have also learned data analysis and data visualization skills through the MUPD program that have helped me produce results that are appropriate in a professional setting. Read more. »​​​​​​​

 

Dana Buzzelli

Dana BuzzelliRead about Dana Buzzelli’s internship experience at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and how this opportunity helped her land a full-time position at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Read more. »

 

 

Alexis James

Alexis JamesInterning for Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center taught me so many skills that will help in my future endeavors. I assisted women in the resource center, helping them find housing and employment, raising their credit score, etc. I also had the opportunity to do a lot on my own which I think is uncommon in most intern situations. If you have a passion for helping others, I highly recommend interning at The City Mission! Read more.»

Alexandria Ferrara

Alexandria FerraraWorking as an intern for After School All-Stars was an amazing experience! I developed new skills while also enhancing my current ones. They even offered me a part-time position as an operations assistant at the end of my internship! Read more.»


​​​​​​​Kevin Ballou

Kevin BallouWhen asked providing advice for future interns Kevin mentioned, "Be creative! It’s about applicable experience and life advancement. Ask to be a part of the meetings, and build relationships with everyone in the office. Develop an understanding of the whole organization not just your department. Read more. »


​​​​​​​Malena Hyde

Malena HydeThe skills and insights I obtained from this internship were truly insurmountable. I learned about strengthening community relations, grant seeking, the importance of meeting deadlines, and techniques for working with diverse groups of people. Read more. »

 

Christine Mencini

Christine MenciniCreating a program specifically designed to capture an audience’s attention was a great learning experience. Read more. »

 

 

Aaron Khan

Aaron Kahn and Senator Rob PortmanI think my soft skills vastly improved – especially in terms of verbal and written communication. It became easier to talk with people who held prominent positions in the community. I was able to speak more conversationally about local and national political issues that the Senator dealt with all of the time. Read more. »


​​​​​​​Corey Rybka

Corey RybkaYou need to get experience from anywhere and everywhere. If you’re presented with an opportunity, take it. Read more. »