Akron Community Internship Program

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The Akron Community Internship Program logo.The EX[L] Center’s Akron Community Internship Programn at the University of Akron is an initiative where UA students interface directly with community partners. Students gain practical discipline-related experience as well as an appreciation for the broader Akron community. Community partners serve as mentors to students, and receive the benefit of a student working on a project relevant to the respective organization.

Students spend 100 hours and earn $1,000 working on a specific activity with a clear deliverable. Internships are available in the summer or during the school year. The internships may be eligible for credit, depending on your department.


2 Daughters Tea Company | Social Media & Content Marketing Intern

Akron Design & Costume | Marketing & Web Intern

CainLabs3D | Product Research Intern

Five Blessings | Graphic Design Intern

Gameday Sportswear | Ecommerce Management & Graphic Design Intern

The Gardener of Bath | Marketing, Web & Product Intern

Gourmet Body Pastries Skincare | Social Media Intern

Oddmall Outpost Marketing, Web & Product Intern

Peaceful Fruits | Sales & Marketing Intern

Rubber City Vintage Cycle  | Marketing, Web & Social Media Intern

Snazzy Little Things | (3) Internships: Branding & Logistics, Sales & Merchandising, Web Design & Copywriter

What A Great Hat! | Social Media & Product Intern

Internship Opportunities with Community Partners as of August 2018:

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  • Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank | Community Outreach Intern
  • Akron Civil Rights Commission | Design, Marketing & Social Media Intern
  • Alchemy Akron | (2) Internships: Marketing Assistant and Creative Assistant
  • City of Akron | (4) Internships: Health & Transportation Grant Writer; Health & Housing Security; Health & Food Insecurity Project; and Website Update
  • ConxusNEO | Database Development 
  • DTVision | Social Media Intern
  • International Institute of Akron | Immigration Justice Campaign Intern
  • Ma'Sue Productions | Grants Management Intern
  • Project Rise | App Developer Intern
  • Summit Art Space | Project Coordinator Intern
  • The Well Akron (CDC) | Marketing Intern
  • Urban Troubadour | Social Media/Marketing Intern
  • Urban Vision | After-School Program Intern
  • World Relief | Youth Intern
  • YMCA | Child & Family Engagement Specialist

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Slide with quote from a student who describes her internship and says, I wanted to le you know how much I appreciated having a paid internship this summer