Overview

Overview

As an academic medical institution anchored in the community, Cleveland Clinic is committed to leveraging its economic power and resources for the mutual benefit of the Institution and the communities where we are located.

Government & Community Relations Events Calendar

Contact Us

Community Partnerships & Event Sponsorship

Community Partnerships & Event Sponsorship

Cleveland Clinic's community outreach efforts, sponsorships and collaborations have included on-the-ground programs, hands-on community service experiences, health & wellness education sessions, health screenings and navigation, and funding investments for requested programs, activities and events. These alliances annually involve over 200 community partners, non-profits, community resource centers and other organizations.

Government & Community Relations' mission is to connect with our communities and residents through a variety of neighborhood-based partners and social organizations, schools, houses of worship and other sites, engage in discussions about health needs, and create action plans to connect young and old alike with the medical, social and economic resources which will empower them to transform their own health and well-being as well as that of their communities.

To request financial or other support, please consider the following:

  • A partnership request should focus on sustainable program(s) collaboration to benefit the health and well-being of the communities Cleveland Clinic serves, whether in urban Cleveland, inner-ring suburbs, or surrounding communities / counties.
  • An event or sponsorship request should be specific to an upcoming health and wellness-related attraction or engagement in your community. Essential elements for Sponsorship Consideration are: Developing and Promoting Health and Wellness Initiatives; Providing Community Education for people of all ages; Enhancing Economic Vitality; and Supporting Workforce Development.

With the ever-changing landscape in health care and services, the dynamic is changing from "sick" care to "health" care. As such, the health of a community is not determined solely on physical well-being, but on all the factors that go into the experience of living, working and thriving in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland Clinic is committed to working with individuals and organizations that understand this new reality, and these social and environmental determinants will be considered within the framework of any request for support.

Become a Partner

To request financial or other support, please consider the following:

  • A partnership request should focus on sustainable program(s) collaboration to benefit the health and well-being of the communities Cleveland Clinic serves, whether in urban Cleveland, inner-ring suburbs, or surrounding communities / counties.

For your request to be considered please provide all information requested in the Cleveland Clinic Community Outreach Partnership Request Form.

If you have questions regarding the criteria, or the review process, please contact Chris Abood at aboodc@ccf.org or 216.448.0043.

Event Sponsorship

To request financial or other support, please consider the following:

  • An event or sponsorship request should be specific to an upcoming health and wellness-related attraction or engagement in your community. Essential elements for Sponsorship Consideration are: Developing and Promoting Health and Wellness Initiatives; Providing Community Education for people of all ages; Enhancing Economic Vitality; and Supporting Workforce Development.

For your request to be considered please provide all information outlined in the Cleveland Clinic Event or Sponsorship Request Form.

If you have questions regarding the criteria, or the review process, please email us at sponsorships@ccf.org.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The Office for a Healthy Environment, Government & Community Relations, and Wellness & Preventive Medicine support Cleveland Clinic’s Community Farmers Market Program, which serves our communities with local produce.

Greater University Circle Initiative

Greater University Circle Initiative

This collaboration addresses the specific challenges of some of Cleveland’s most disinvested neighborhoods – Hough, Glenville, Fairfax, Central, Buckeye-Shaker, Little Italy and East Cleveland. In 2005, the Cleveland Foundation convened the leaders of key anchor institutions – Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Case Western Reserve University – as well as the City of Cleveland and other partners to undertake the difficult task of creating “jobs, income and ownership opportunities” for all Greater University Circle residents. The leaders set four goals:

  • Buy Local – increase the capacity and use of local businesses.
  • Hire Local – link residents to jobs and income opportunities.
  • Live Local – attract new residents and support existing residents in quality housing.
  • Connect – connect people, neighborhoods and institutions in a vital network.

In many cities like Cleveland, anchor institutions have surpassed traditional manufacturing corporations to become their region’s leading employers. Cleveland Clinic is currently Northeast Ohio’s largest employer and Ohio’s second largest employer and recognizes the important role it plays as an anchor institution in the local economy.

There have been some remarkable early successes, including:

  • a leadership table that is the forum for collaboration for GUCI;
  • an evolving local procurement program to funnel purchasing power to local businesses;
  • the creation of the Evergreen Cooperatives (three employee-owned businesses that aim to create wealth in GUCI neighborhoods);
  • workforce training programs;
  • a Greater Circle Living employer-assisted housing program;
  • a comprehensive community engagement strategy emphasizing the power of networks; and
  • hundreds of millions of dollars in new real estate development that have boosted the area’s commercial and residential base.

To learn more, please visit the Economic Inclusion Program web page, or view the Greater University Circle Case Study.

2021 Virtual Summer Internship Program

2021 Virtual Summer Internship Program

The four-week paid Virtual Summer Internship Program (VSIP) will provide accepted applicants the ability to establish or continue mentoring relationships and future networking capabilities as well as develop and refine various skills such as project management skills, academic writing, presentation skills and professional communication skills.

Cleveland Clinic caregivers in both clinical and non-clinical roles will serve as a mentor/co-mentor, interacting virtually with one or more student participants. Each student will be responsible for conducting and completing online assignments and projects, participating in virtual workshops designed for the students, attending virtual meetings with their mentor/co-mentor and other similar tasks and assignments as assigned by their mentor.

Accepted applicants will be hired as Cleveland Clinic employees for the duration of the program.

Virtual Internship Programs for 2021

Louis Stokes Internship Program: This program honors Congressman Louis Stokes’ legacy of public service and his longstanding commitment to the youth of Cleveland. The four-week paid summer internship provides high school students with engaging and real-world experience in a variety of non-clinical, business-focused areas of healthcare and the opportunity to interact virtually with Cleveland Clinic caregivers. Program tracks include Administration, Buildings & Properties, Community Care, Customer/Support Services, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, Integrative Arts & Technology, Law, Marketing, Operations and Protective Services.

Science Internship Program: The four-week paid summer internship provides high school students with engaging and real-world experience in a variety of clinical-focused areas of healthcare and the opportunity to interact virtually with Cleveland Clinic caregivers. Program tracks include Applied Medicine (direct patient care focus), Laboratory Medicine, Nursing Care, Occupational/Exercise/Physical Therapies & Athletic Training, Public Health, Radiology, Respiratory Care and Translational Medicine (indirect patient care/research focus).

Required Technology

These activities are designed to take place in the student’s home and not on or in any Cleveland Clinic campus or facility. All sessions and meetings will be conducted virtually via ZOOM. For successful program participation, each student must have:

  • Wi-Fi, Internet, or Hot Spot capabilities.
  • Access to a desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet/iPad and/or cell phone.
  • ZOOM app downloaded for use.

Program Dates

The program runs from July 6-30, 2021, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Students must be able to commit to 30 hours per week which including activities such as:

  • Orientation
  • Virtual mentor and mentee sessions
  • Independent study
  • Project work and assignments
  • Enrichment and employment workshops
  • Presentation and culminating experience

Students are required to attend the Virtual Orientation event on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Students are also required to attend the virtual presentation of the Culmination & Recognition Ceremony on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Criteria

All students must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or legal permanent resident.
  • Be at least 15 years of age by June 1, 2021.
  • Be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at the time of application.
  • Have a current cumulative GPA of:
    • Louis Stokes Internship Program: 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
    • Science Internship Program: 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Live in:
    • Louis Stokes Internship Program: Cleveland, East Cleveland or Warrensville
    • Science Internship Program: Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, or Summit County (Students must attend school in these counties as well).
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in:
    • Louis Stokes Internship Program: Non-clinical, business-focused areas of health care.
    • Science Internship Program: Sciences and clinical-focused areas of health care.

Interested? Learn How to Apply

To apply, please download our Virtual Summer Internship Program student guide for more details and the application links. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021.

If you would like to learn more about our internship programs, please contact us at:

Emails and calls will be answered within three business days (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Non-Discrimination Statement

Cleveland Clinic prohibits all forms of discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin, disability, military status, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Reports of potential violations are addressed by Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Educational Equity (OEE). Cleveland Clinic is committed to contributing to a safe, inclusive and discrimination-free learning environment for all participants in its educational programs. Cleveland Clinic is committed to providing access to educational opportunities for qualified students and applicants with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and other relevant federal and state laws. Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to their application to, or participation in, educational programs or activities. Upon the request of a qualified individual with a disability, Cleveland Clinic will make a reasonable accommodation to permit such individual to participate in an educational program or activity. To request a reasonable accommodation, qualified individuals with disabilities should contact their program leadership. The Office of Educational Equity is available to assist with disability accommodation requests.