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, beginning sometime in June or July. 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 Sharon Krefetz in the Department of Political Science.


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 are available from Colleen Dolan in the Geography Department, and below. The following items should be included as attachments along with the application form:

  • A statement (2–3 pages) describing your background and qualifications for the Internship, your reasons for wanting to pursue it, and your interest in Urban Development and Social Change.
  • Your Clark transcript or your unofficial grade report.
  • The name of a faculty member whom you have asked to write a letter of recommendation. The letter should be sent by the faculty member to the Selection Committee via email (cdolan@clarku.edu) by March 1st.

Letters of recommendations and completed application must be submitted by no later than March 1st at 5pm to cdolan@clarku.edu

Lois and Robert Green Internship Application Form

2014 Lois and Robert Green Internship Application »

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.