Find Your 2020 Summer Intern

 

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Internship Central program is again collaborating with Tri-C to offer GCP members the opportunity to participate as an internship host employer for Tri-C’s 5th annual Summer Internship Program. The internships will be 100 hours in duration, i.e. 20 hours/week for 5 weeks or 10 hours/week for 10 weeks, from May 26 to August 7, 2020. Employers are able to host more than one intern.

As an external host employer, the company would be placed with an intern that best matches your needs. Tri-C manages the HR functions of the internship such as hiring, placement, background check, and internship compensation. Students will be compensated by the college at $11 per hour.

Other benefits to the host employer include:

  • Screening of interns for 2.0 minimum GPA, active student status and other requirements will be conducted by the College.
  • Speed networking internship fairs (opportunity for employers to interview potential interns) hosted by the College.
  • Students will be considered Cuyahoga Community College employees (on Tri-C’s payroll).
  • Thorough background check and drug screening conducted by the College.

The host employer is responsible for:

  • Providing the internship job description by 12/6/2019, click here for the job description template
  • Attending an information session on 2/11/2020 (Metropolitan campus 9:00am-10:30am) to learn about the role of the host/employer, timelines for hiring and next steps
  • Providing supervision, coaching, feedback, and support to the intern during the internship period
  • Providing meaningful work and learning experiences for the intern
  • Developing and sharing a work plan for the intern, outlining objectives and deliverables throughout the 5 or 10-week internship
  • Ensuring the internship is complete between May 26, 2020 and August 7, 2020.
  • Providing a workspace and other resources (e.g. access to computer, reference materials, and telephone)
  • Attending ONE of the Internship Fairs. Attending an internship fair is essential because this is where you will meet and interview potential interns and make your top intern selections.
    • Metropolitan Campus (downtown Cleveland) – Friday, March 6, 2020,
    • Western Campus (Parma)- Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Internship host opportunities will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are interested in hosting a student during summer 2020, please complete the Summer Internship Job Description and return to Angela Finding at afinding@gcpartnership.com by December 6, 2019. For questions regarding the program, call Angela at 216-592-2385.

 

 

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  • Next up: GCP Hosts Panel to Promote Diversity in Commercial Real Estate

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    Over 40 people interested in commercial real estate attended What’s Happening in Cleveland: A Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate on October 24. Hosted at GCP and presented by the Real Estate Associate Program (Project REAP), attendees enjoyed refreshments while Ken McIntyre, the project’s executive director, spoke. He noted that the program serves as a bridge between talented minority professionals and commercial real estate companies looking for talent, through educating those professionals on the business side of the industry. Angele Robinson-Gaylord, President of North American Real Estate at IKEA, was the Keynote speaker. Graduating Project REAP in 2009, Robinson-Gaylord detailed her experience transitioning from practicing law to working in commercial real estate. As a woman of color, she noted how graduating Project REAP gave her the tools to succeed in an industry historically under-represented by people that look like her.

    Robinson-Gaylord then sat on a panel to discuss the current state of Greater Cleveland’s commercial real estate industry. Joining her was Michael Elliot (Program Manager of Capital Access Fund, National Development Council), Christopher Nance (Director of Construction Diversity & Inclusion Program, GCP), and Shonna White (Real Estate Manager, CBRE). After answering questions from moderator David Browning (Managing Director, CBRE), the panel opened to questions from the floor.  Questions pertained to the potential impact our local colleges and universities can have on minority participation in the industry, and how we as a region can make young minorities feel like real estate is a profession that they can and want to pursue. The evening ended with networking, as attendees had the chance to speak personally with the panel members.

    For information about an upcoming REAP Academy being planned for 2020 in Cleveland, please contact Vince Adamus at 216-592-2258 or vadamus@gcpartnership.com. Learn additional information regarding the nationwide REAP program.

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  • Next up: GCP Members Participate in Statewide Roundtable on Women and Minority Businesses

    GCP Members Participate in Statewide Roundtable on Women and Minority Businesses

     

    Last week, GCP women and minority-owned business members participated in a roundtable discussion event hosted by state Senator Nickie Antonio. The discussion focused on the unique concerns of women and minority-owned businesses. It also served as a starting point to help strategize potential legislative solutions.

    Women and minority business owners from across the state of Ohio convened for the meeting, providing valuable feedback to Ohio’s lawmakers in order to support the growth of female and minority businesses. GCP has remained committed to advancing business growth among a diversity of stakeholders. In its latest public policy agenda, GCP called for the review of administrative rules for various state programs that support growing minority and diverse ownership of small businesses.

    Conversations with members who experience obstacles to growth first-hand are a critical part of engaging the state legislature to pass comprehensive solutions.

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  • Next up: GCP Raises the Bar for Support of Levy Increases

    GCP Raises the Bar for Support of Levy Increases

     

    When GCP’s strategic plan called for a better understanding of the impact of our region’s tax climate, our members mobilized to support a deep-dive analysis. The result was an in-depth report that shows our region’s residents face a disproportionate tax burden when compared to peer cities.

    In light of the report and other ongoing research, this week GCP’s Board of Directors endorsed a resolution stating the organization’s intent to oppose future levy millage increases that fail to demonstrate a unique and compelling contribution to our economy. The decision was made by GCP member leaders in anticipation of additional levy requests in 2020, on top of other potential increases that will appear before the end of 2019.

    To read the full press release and the resolution, click here. You can read Cleveland.com’s coverage on the announcement here.

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    GCP Reiterates Support for the Ohio Fairness Act

     

    House Bill 369 – a bill to enact the Ohio Fairness Act – received a hearing in the Ohio House of Representatives recently. The bill would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 

    Many of our members – and GCP – have company policies in place that provide protections for LGBTQ workers. The House legislation is currently pending in the House Civil Justice Committee and GCP offered proponent testimony. Similar legislation exists in the Ohio Senate, Senate Bill 11, that GCP has also weighed-in on.

    Support for the Ohio Fairness Act followed GCP’s endorsement of Ohio Business Competes, a coalition of more than 300 companies that supports statewide non-discrimination policies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

    Contact your legislator today and ask them to support the Ohio Fairness Act.

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  • Next up: GCP Supports HHS Levy; Officials to Further Examine Structural & Levy Reforms

    GCP Supports HHS Levy; Officials to Further Examine Structural & Levy Reforms

     

    GCP Supports Health and Human Services Levy

    GCP and County Leaders to Examine Future Structural, Levy Reform Possibilities

     CLEVELAND, January 28, 2020 – The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) announced the chamber of commerce’s support for a 4.7 mill eight-year Cuyahoga County health and human services (HHS) levy today.  In addition, the organization of more than 12,000 members vowed to convene with County officials to further examine HHS levy-related finances and agreed-upon measurements and metrics to help gauge progress going forward.  In order to help avoid a future HHS levy ballot increase beyond the March 2020 measure, the County plans to develop and publish HHS levy savings that are achieved.

    The HHS ballot measure will appear before voters in March.  The position aligns with GCP members’ support of the last two County health and human services levies.  GCP endorsed the 2016 renewal of a 4.8 mill HHS levy and the 2018 HHS renewal of a 3.9 mill levy.  In its 2018 endorsement, GCP member leaders vowed to closely and actively engage with the County on future levy proceedings. 

    “Cuyahoga County elected officials are to be commended for taking the business community’s concerns seriously in an ongoing effort to review possible taxpayer savings and improved services that can be achieved,” said Joe Roman, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.  “GCP believes support for the HHS levy increase is necessary because the effort demonstrates a severe and urgent societal need in which progress must be made to ensure economic vitality and those in need are protected sufficiently.  We think this can be achieved in concert with additional feedback and expertise from key stakeholders, partners, and the business community.”      

    In addition, GCP and County leaders agreed to establish a task force.  Among the purposes of the task force, will be to create an initial working group to explore and drive potential structural reforms.   Officials are committed to evaluating and pursuing reforms that may improve the overall efficiency of our local tax system to offer improved services and remain competitive with peer cities.

    “The business community’s support and expertise on health and human services issues over the years has been crucial,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish.  “We’re fortunate to live in a compassionate region that understands the necessity of this HHS levy increase – an increase we have not proposed in my time as County Executive.  Like GCP, I also recognize the need to coordinate future tax levies in our region and continue to look for improvements we can make surrounding structural reforms and I am committed, and welcome others, to engage in those discussions going forward.  Finally, we are committed to working to ensure a health and human services tax increase is avoidable in 2024.”

    “Approving the HHS levy request this March is essential in order to protect those in our community who are most in need,” said Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady.  “We thank GCP for their support and we look forward to working with its members to identify additional cost savings and transparent metrics that can be identified to improve upon the significant progress we are making as community for our children and seniors.”

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    “As stated previously, it is our sincere hope the public, private, philanthropic sectors, and others can come together to better understand and examine a more cost-effective means of providing vital government services in our region to benefit the communities they serve,” said Scott Chaikin, who serves as GCP Board Chair and Executive Chairman of Dix & Eaton.  “Our members are proud to offer support for the latest health and human services proposal.  We cannot afford to become complacent as a region, however, and working with public officials and our communities is a key ingredient to achieving the success and improvement we all desire.”

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