Akron Community Internship Program

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The Akron Community Internship Program logo.The 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.

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Collaborative internships with eBay in Akron:

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Gourmet Body Pastries Skincare | Social Media and Marketing Intern

New Territory- Virtual & Augmented Reality Studio | Entrepreneur Intern

Peaceful Fruits | Sales & Marketing Intern

TinyCircuits | Marketing Intern

Internship Opportunities with Community Partners as of June 2018:

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  • Akron Children's Museum | Digital Communications Intern
  • AMP Strategy | Marketing Intern
  • Arts Now | Project Management Intern
  • City of Akron | Summer Reading Program Volunteer Liaison
  • ConxusNEO | Database Development
  • Downtown Akron Partnership | Project Intern
    STEM Plaza Activation
    Monarch Butterfly Waystation - Commerce Park
    Northside Green
  • EANDC | Community Intern
  • The Exchange House | Web Design Intern
  • Gourmet Body Pastries Skincare | Social Media/Marketing Intern
  • Halloween Charity BallSocial Media/Marketing Intern
  • Ma'Sue Productions | Grants Management Intern
  • Habitat for Humanity | Website Development Intern
  • New Territory- Virtual & Augmented Reality StudioEntrepreneur Intern
  • OPEN M- Community Works Connection | Journalism/Videography Intern
  • Peaceful Fruits | Sales & Marketing Intern
  • Summit Art Space | Project Coordinator Intern
  • The Devil Strip | Events and Membership Intern
  • TinyCircuits | Marketing Intern

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