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Summer Solstice 2020


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Summer Internship

Posted February 10, 2020

Hopewell, a therapeutic farm community for adults with serious mental illness, is looking for a well-qualified intern to take an active role in planning and implementing our annual “Summer Solstice” benefit. Summer Solstice has become a Cleveland tradition and is well-attended by Northeast Ohio’s community leaders. Last year’s benefit netted more than $325,000 to provide fee assistance for families of Hopewell residents.

This internship is a paid position ($10/hour) and requires about 25 hours (flexible) per week. A few weeks prior to and following the June 19 event, this position will require 40-60 hours/week. Commitment to the Saturday after the event, June 20, is required. While there is some local travel, most days are spent in our Chagrin Falls Development Office (147 Bell Street, Suite 303). This is a great way for any college student or high school senior to develop new, professional contacts while being part of a highly recognized Cleveland event. The intern must be available from mid-May until early July, including the full week of June 15th.

This position requires a high sense of professionalism, organization, time management and computer literacy. If you are an energetic, customer-service oriented person with good oral and written communication skills and a proactive approach to work, this is the internship for you.

Internship responsibilities include assisting with the following:

  • The collection, organization and distribution of live and silent auction items. This entails accurate data entry, creative writing and project management skills.
  • Participation with the benefit committee in all planning meetings and execution of the event.
  • Preparing the venue the week before event.
  • Facilitating the evening of the event through close out of the auction.
  • Participation the day after the event, when many donors pick up their auction items.
  • Following up with auction winners who have not paid for items.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Staff.
  • Preferred: Experience in photography, desk-top graphic design and/or event planning
  • Preferred: A valid driver’s license and access to a car

This internship will not have interaction with Hopewell residents and does not require a psychology background.

Please contact Hopewell’s Development and Communications Manager, Ann Thompson, via email only at by March 13, 2020 if you are interested in pursuing this summer internship.

No phone calls please.

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