Akron Community Internship Program

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Students involved in the Akron Community Internship ProgramThe EX[L] Center’s Akron Community Internship Program at the University of Akron is an initiative where UA students interface directly with community partners. Students gain practical discipline-related experience as well as an appreciation for the broader Akron community. Community partners serve as mentors to students, and receive the benefit of a student working on a project relevant to the respective organization. 

Students spend 100 hours and earn $1,000 working on a specific activity with a clear deliverable. Internships are available in the summer or during the school year. The internships may be eligible for credit, depending on your department.

Summer Community Partners as of July 2017:

  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Akron Peace Project
  • ArtsNow
  • City of Akron
  • Crafty Mart
  • Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Downtown Akron Partnership
  • Elevate Akron
  • Gay Community Endowment Fund
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Halloween Charity Ball
  • BrightStar and Dannika Stevenson (community-based dietetics)
  • Heart to Heart Communications
  • International Institute of Akron
  • Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance
  • Leadership Akron
  • Legal Aid
  • NEOS Dance Theatre
  • South Street Ministries
  • Stay in Play Recreation
  • Summit County Public Health
  • Summit Food Coalition
  • The Devil Strip
  • Timocco
  • YOGAkron

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