Urban Development and Social Change

Summer Fellowships and Internships

Lois and Robert Green Internship

The Urban Development and Social Change Program is pleased to offer a paid summer internship for a continuing Clark undergraduate student, made possible by a generous endowed fund established by Clark alumni Lois and Robert Green.The Intern will assist a Worcester City Councilor or the staff of a Worcester city government agency or non-profit organization with a variety of projects and activities aimed at addressing issues of concern to residents of Worcester. The stipend for the internship is $2,800 for six weeks of full-time work (35-40 hours per week) or part-time work over a longer period of time, to be completed between May 23rd and August 15th, 2016. The starting and completion dates will be decided jointly by the Internship Supervisor and the Intern. Additional information about the internship can be obtained from Professor Deb Martin in the Department of Geography, Jefferson Academic Center, Room 220.

Click here to see the official 2016 internship announcement and application.


All current juniors, sophomores, and first-year students who will be continuing their studies at Clark next year are eligible for the internship. Students who have declared the UDSC concentration and/or have taken a UDSC course are especially urged to apply and will be given preference in the selection process; applications from other students are also welcome and will be given serious consideration.

Application Procedures

Application forms can be picked up in Jefferson 220 B (in the Geography main office), and can also be found at the link above. In addition to submitting the application form, you must also submit the following materials:


  • A 2-3 page statement describing your background & your qualifications for the internship
  • A letter of recommendation from one faculty member (which should be sent directly by the faculty member to the UDSC Program Assistant before the due date)
  • Your Clark transcript or an unofficial grade report

All application materials must be submitted by Monday, February 15th 2016 by 5:00 PM. Materials will be accepted in printed format or via email to Rachel Levitt (RLevitt@clarku.edu, Jefferson 220 B).


Summer 2015 Interns

Congratulations to our Summer 2015 interns: Kevin Louis (Political Science, '16) and Gabe Epstein (Geography, '17)!


Past Interns


Liam Kelly Fleming shares a bit about his Summer 2014 experience in the Fall 2014 Geography Newsletter (page 16).


One of the 2013 Lois and Robert Green Interns, Brenna Merrill, was recently featured in a GoLocalWorcester.com article as a "Central MA College Standout."  Read more from that feature here.



Other Internship Opportunities

Career Services provides information about, and helps coordinate, internships for Clark undergraduates.


2002 Summer Research Fellows--Michele Gotay, Hans Meyer, Kate Jordan--at Fall Fest UDSC Summer Research Fellows at Fall Fest displaying the results of their research on housing developments and neighborhood revitalization.