Employment is a major determinant of health. Cleveland Clinic is the largest employer in Ohio and in many communities we serve. Hiring locally is one of our goals, and we are intentional about who we recruit and develop.

Our “Hire” strategy is a workforce pipeline that begins with career exploration in local middle schools and provides internships for high school students. We then expand out into our local communities with targeted hiring initiatives and partnerships to develop a deep pool of skilled labor for the healthcare sector that provides our community with family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.

“Cleveland Clinic is proud to create rewarding jobs that broaden opportunities for all skill levels and to support the health of our communities. We are intentional about who we hire and develop to best serve the needs of all.”
- Tom Mihaljevic, MD, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President

Contact Us

To speak with the team, or for more information about our HIRE initiatives, please email CHPHire@ccf.org.

Worldwide Classroom®

Worldwide Classroom®

Get up close and personal with Cleveland Clinic Caregivers

Cleveland Clinic’s Worldwide Classroom® engages middle and high school students in topical explorations of health issues as well as health science and medicine career opportunities. Each connected learning experience includes interactive exchanges with healthcare professionals that are designed to influence and encourage students to make healthy life choices and to explore health science and medicine career paths.

Worldwide Classroom connected learning experiences are hosted by Cleveland Clinic Caregivers who will engage students with their personal stories, multimedia demonstrations, interactive polling, and Q&A sessions.

And don’t forget - Worldwide Classroom® is always free and a la carte, teachers can choose to have their students participate in any or all of the connected learning experiences.

Our Worldwide Classroom connected learning experiences run from September through April each school year. If you’d like to be notified when the Worldwide Classroom 2021-22 schedule is released, please complete our interest form.

2021 Virtual Summer Internship Program

2021 Virtual Summer Internship Program

Cleveland Clinic's Community Health & Partnerships department offers two summer internship programs focused on healthcare careers (clinical and non-clinical) and workforce development.

Both programs give Northeast Ohio high school students the opportunity to learn and work alongside world-renowned caregivers at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, regional hospitals, family health centers and administrative campuses.

  • Louis Stokes Internship Program: This program honors Congressman Louis Stokes’ legacy of public service and his longstanding commitment to the youth of Cleveland. The program 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 with Cleveland Clinic caregivers.
  • Science Internship Program: This program provides high school students with engaging and real-world experience in a variety of clinical-focused areas of healthcare and the opportunity to interact with Cleveland Clinic caregivers.

Both programs are designed to provide workforce readiness and career preparedness, increase employability and assist with the transition to college and/or employment. The programs promote learning in health and wellness, the arts, innovation, financial literacy and more.

Each program provides opportunities to develop and refine various skills such as project management, academic writing and presentation, and professional communication. Students gain exposure to clinical and non-clinical healthcare fields and careers, manage learning opportunities and responsibilities, network with Cleveland Clinic caregivers and find practical, real-world applications for their academic knowledge and pursuit of their selected career goals.

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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.