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GCP Internship Central

In today’s competitive job market, real-world work experience is more important than ever to landing and keeping jobs.

We have created GCP Internship Central to be a “one-stop shop” for employers and students who recognize the value of internships and other out-of-school learning experiences but need help navigating the process.

Through GCP Internship Central, employers are able to access information about launching and managing an internship program. We’ll also connect you with experiential learning best practices, templates and much more.

In addition, we provide students with information on finding an internship and what to do once they’ve been offered a position.

Our goal is to increase the success of internship programs to better prepare Cleveland’s future workforce for coming career opportunities.

Learn more

Visit our blog at InternshipCentral.GCPartnership.com for more topics including:
  • Ways to acquire interns on a small business budget
  • Five legal constraints in hiring interns you need to know
  • Is it too late to hire an intern? A guide to internship season
For more information on GCP Internship Central, please contact Angela Finding, the GCP's director of education and workforce, at afinding@gcpartnership.com.

Resources

For employers

The GCP Internship Central Employers Guidebook provides employers with information about managing an internship program. Our goal is to increase the success of Greater Cleveland Internship programs to better prepare young people as they enter the workforce.

Topics include:
  • Getting started
  • Designing your internship program
  • Recruiting interns
  • Managing, mentoring and onboarding interns
  • Career services information.
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The GCP Internship Central Employers Handbook is a condensed publication with information for employers about managing an internship program.

Click here to view or download.

For students

The “By an Intern/For an Intern” guidebook is intended to help students transform their internship experience into much more than just a resume-booster or a check mark on their degree requirements list.

It offers tips to help students apply skills learned in the classroom, make connections in their local business community, and maybe discover a career direction. Contents include:
  • Finding an internship
  • The application process
  • The interview process
  • The first day
  • The last day and beyond
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2017 Cleveland Internship Summit

Thanks to our sponsors and speakers for making this year's Summit a tremendous success. Please check back soon to access many of the presentations.

You can also find information about the event by downloading the GCP Event app from the Apple App store or Google’s Play Store. To find it, type in “GCP Events” in the search function of your phone’s app store.

Click here for highlights from the Summit.

As part of ideastream’s “Listening Project,” several summit participants were interviewed during the event.
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2016 Cleveland Internship Summit

In February 2016, Northeast Ohio employers and educators convened to discuss how we as a region can improve our talent pipeline development.

The Summit featured experts who have successfully implemented and maintained internship programs and discussed what that meant to their organization and to the community.

To learn more about our 2016 event, please click here to visit our resource page.