Internship Programs

Special Announcement Regarding 2020 Summer Programming

After much consideration and to protect the safety and well-being of our patients, caregivers and community, we have decided to cancel Cleveland Clinic’s K–12 Education summer experiences and internship programs. These programs are rewarding for students, schools and mentors, but we believe this decision is in the best interest of our community. We will continue to explore future student programs and share information once opportunities are available.



Our K–12 Education’s Internship Programs exemplify our commitment to Youth Education Leading to Workforce Development through our pillar, Caring for the Community. Each year we welcome middle and high school students from across Northeast Ohio to learn and work alongside world-renowned caregivers at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus, Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers, and Administrative Campuses. Through their experiences in the internships and via year-round programming, students gain exposure to careers on the clinical and business/operations side of healthcare. These programs promote learning in health and wellness, the arts, innovation, financial literacy, college and workforce readiness, and more. Each program is formulated to inspire students to embrace a variety of disciplines as keys to success, and to foster skills that will help them become life-long learners.

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Click on your program and, if appropriate, your track of interest. NOTE: individual tracks are available on The Cleveland Clinic Louis Stokes Internship Program and Science Internship Program only. Read all three of the first tabs (Program Info, Eligibility Criteria, FAQs) before clicking on the Application Process tab After reading all three of the first tabs then click on the Application Process tab to submit your application.



Healthcare+ Pathways® Experience

(Grade 8 at time of application; Age 14 by June 1, 2020. See Eligibility tab for more detail.)
The Healthcare+ Pathways® Experience is a three-week summer program – offered in partnership with Cleveland State University – that provides unique career exploration opportunities for rising high school freshmen from historically under-represented groups within the biomedical sciences.


NEOREMA™ Experience

(Grade 9 at time of application; Age 15 by June 1, 2020. See Eligibility tab for more detail.)
The NEOREMA™ (Northeast Ohio Research Education Medicine Alliance) Experience is a four-week summer program – offered in partnership with Cleveland State University and Kent State University – that offers real-world experience and academic enrichment for rising high school sophomores from historically under-represented groups within the biomedical sciences.


The Cleveland Clinic Louis Stokes Internship Program

(Grade 9 or Grade 10 at time of application; Age > 15 by June 1, 2020. See Eligibility tab on each track for more detail.)
The Louis Stokes Internship Program is a six-week summer internship that honors Congressman Louis Stokes’ legacy of public service and his longstanding commitment to the youth of Cleveland. It provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Cleveland, East Cleveland and Warrensville with real-world experience in non-clinical/business focused areas of healthcare such as Administration, Buildings & Properties/ Engineering, Community Outreach, Hospitality, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law Department, Marketing, Protective Services & more.


Science Internship Program

Grade 10, 11, or 12 at time of application; Age > 16 by June 1, 2020. See Eligibility tab on each track for more detail.)
The Science Internship Program is a nine-week summer internship that, through hands-on learning opportunities, gives rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to work and learn alongside Cleveland Clinic caregivers in a variety of clinical fields and careers within healthcare (as providers and researchers) including medicine, nursing, laboratory medicine, physical therapy, public health, radiology, respiratory care and creative learning.