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Thank you for your interest in participating in The Presidents’ Council’s paid summer internship opportunity! Potential interns and host businesses can now apply via our new Career Center!

Continue reading below for additional information:


Host an intern – one of Northeast Ohio’s future business and community leaders.

What are the requirements to host an intern?

Those interested in hosting an intern during Summer 2022 must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of The Presidents’ Council’s business chamber.
  • Understand that at least 75% of internship duties must be professional in nature.
    • This means that no more than 25% of an intern’s time should be spent in activities such as filing, copying, or answering phones.
  • Be prepared to provide a written job description, consisting of:
    • internship jobs/duties
    • schedule
    • location
      • onsite, remote, or hybrid (define the percentage of time)
    • hours & hourly wage (minimum 25 hours/week; $15/hour)
      • The Presidents’ Council sponsors up to the required minimums
    • supervisor name and contact information
  • Provide proof/verification of an established payroll system on which an intern can be added (as a temporary employee).
  • Provide proof/verification of an intern’s addition to the company payroll.
  • Provide scheduled payroll reports (aligned with established company pay dates) verifying use of funds.
  • Submit the internship opening via our new Online Community’s Career Center.
  • Complete required surveys issued by The Presidents’ Council within 48 business hours; and attend check-ins as established.

How do the grant funds work?

Grantee businesses will be provided with grant funds to cover all internship-related costs. This includes an intern’s hourly wage and payroll expenses detailed here:

  • $15 per hour at 25 hours per week for 8-10 weeks
  • +$1,000 for payroll expenses

Before any grant funds are disbursed, host businesses must sign a grant award agreement issued by The Presidents’ Council.

How do I establish a schedule with my intern(s)?

All schedules will be decided in conjunction with you and your intern(s). The only schedule requirements include:

  1. 8-10 weeks long
  2. 25 hours per week
  3. Monday – Friday

In order to confirm that internship requirements and guidelines are being met, The Presidents’ Council will request weekly timesheets from all host businesses.

Internships should begin no later than June 6th, 2022.

*Why should you host an intern? Click here to watch a video explaining the benefits of our grant-funded summer internships! Click here to watch a video explaining how to post an internship/job opening through our Career Center!


Become an intern for a member of The Presidents’ Council’s Black Business Chamber!

What are the requirements to be an intern?

This program is open to all high school and college students (with priority given to PC Scholar High School and College Scholars). Criteria is as follows:

  • For current High School PC Scholars – updated 2022-2023 welcome binder forms submitted and in good academic and attendance standing with the PC Scholars program
  • For PC College Scholars  – good academic standing with your college/university and College Now (verified via college transcripts, enrollment verification, and College Now participation report)
  • Non PC Scholars
    • High School Students – good academic and attendance standing (verified via academic transcript and school attendance report)
    • College Students – good academic standing with your college/university and current enrollment (verified via college transcripts and enrollment verification)
  • Have a complete resume and/or cover letter detailing previous experience
  • Complete required surveys issued by The Presidents’ Council within 48 business hours; and attend check-ins as established

How much money will I make as an intern?

Thanks to the generosity of our funders, all participating interns will fulfill their internship duties for an hourly wage of $15 per hour.

Interns will receive payment directly from the business with which they are interning. Frequency of payment (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) is dependent on said business’s established payroll schedule, and does not impact total compensation.

Interns must have the required documents for work eligibility (social security card, birth certificate, bank account for payroll). Like any other job, all necessary state, local, or federal taxes will be automatically deducted from your paycheck.

What will my intern/work schedule look like?

Your schedule will depend on you and the business that you agree to intern with! The only schedule requirements include:

  1. 8-10 weeks long
  2. 25 hours per week
  3. Monday – Friday

Please note that your agreed upon schedule will be outlined in your signed offer letter provided by the business. The Presidents’ Council will conduct periodic check-ins to ensure that you are working the established number of hours, receiving payment, and to collect weekly timesheets from the business owner.

Internships should begin no later than June 6th, 2022.

*Click here to watch a video explaining how to add your resume to your Online Community profile and apply for an internship position!

Where do I sign up?


High school students, college students, and businesses interested in participating in our Paid Summer Internship opportunity can apply via our Career Center.

Please see the instructions provided below:


  1. Log into our Online Community by clicking on Members Login at the top of the page.
  2. Visit the Career Center’s Submit an Opening page to submit your internship opening.
    * For the Allow Online Applications? field, select Yes.
  3. After completing each field, click Submit! We will review your internship opening and schedule a follow-up meeting to discuss next steps. While logged in, you can view the status of your opening through your profile (link) or the main Career Center page (link).


  1. If you are a High School or College PC Scholar, log into your Online Community profile by clicking on Members Login at the top of this page. Be sure to update your online resume within your profile (click here for a short tutorial)! If you are not a current PC Scholar, continue to step #2.
  2. Visit the Career Center’s Search for Openings page to search for current internship openings.
  3. After identifying an internship position that you may be interested in, click on the posted opening to submit an application.
  4. Congratulations! Your internship application will be reviewed and a follow-up interview will be scheduled between you and the business.
    • Internship applications should be submitted by no later than Saturday, April 23rd.

*PC Scholars Alumni, PC Scholars College Students, and PC Scholars High School Students are also eligible for a Grant-Funded Summer Internship with The Presidents’ Council! Click HERE to view the opening/apply.

If you have any questions about this process that are not addressed here, please contact Chanel Spencer via email at or phone at 216.771.8702 ext. 3.

Thank You to our Sponsors


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