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, Jefferson Academic Center, Room 304.

Click here to see the official internship announcement.

Eligibility

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 here, and are also available from Rachel Levitt in the Geography Department (Jefferson 220 B). In addition to submitting the application form, students must also submit the following:

  • A 2-3 page personal statement describing background and qualifications that would be applicable to the internship
  • A copy of their Clark transcript
  • The name of a faculty member who will write a letter recommendation on their behalf

 

Completed applications and letters of recommendation are due to Rachel Levitt, the UDSC Program Assistant (Jefferson 220 B) by 5:00 PM Thursday, February 26th, 2015.

 

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.