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School of Urban Affairs UST490/690 Internship Application

STOP! Only School of Urban Affairs students intending to enroll in UST 490/690 should proceed. UST 490/690 is an academic class that includes an internship.

Step one: Complete and submit the form below. A copy of the form will be sent to you and the School of Urban Affairs Internship Office, located within the School of Urban Affairs Center for Public and Nonprofit Management. 

Step two: You will be contacted by a representative from the Levin College Internship Office to set up an appointment with a School of Urban Affairs Internship Coach to discuss the internship preparation process.

Step three: At your appointment, you will meet with a School of Urban Affairs Internship Coach to review existing internship opportunities, the preparation of your resume and cover letters for available positions. Students may also seek internship opportunities independently and discuss with the School of Urban Affairs Internship Coach to make sure the internship meets the School of Urban Affairs requirements. If students do not have a resume or have never prepared a cover letter, we recommend an appointment with the CSU Career Services office. This is a free service available to all students. Ms. Elaine Suarez is the School of Urban Affairs Career Specialist and can be reached by phone at 216.687.2240 or email at

Step four: After finalizing your resume, students will meet again with their School of Urban Affairs Internship Coach to identify internship opportunities to apply for and start the application process. Students are responsible for submitting application materials, responding to internship site contacts, and scheduling interviews with the internship site.

Step five: Once the internship is secured, you will complete the Learning Contract and Student Agreement.

Step six: Once the Learning Contract has been approved, you will register for the academic course (UST 490/ UST 690). The section number of UST 490 is based upon the number of contact hours your internship includes. 1 credit is equal to 35 contact hours. The minimum number of contact hours is 105 hours, equal to 3 credits. The maximum number of contact hours is 280 hours, equal to 8 credits.

Step seven: Once the student is officially enrolled in the class, you will have access to the course Blackboard for more detailed information about course requirements.

Note: Only Levin College students are considered for internships.
Click on the button below to submit your information. Also please make an appointment with a team member from the Center for Public & Nonprofit Management. You must meet with a team member the semester before you plan to intern. Application deadlines (including contacting the Center for Public & Nonprofit Management team) are: 1)Spring internship October 1st; 2)Summer internship March 1st; 3)Fall internship June 1st.
Thank you for your interest in an internship placement. Please click on the button below to submit your information. The next step in the process at this time is to meet with Elaine Suarez in the Office of Career Services. Please call the front desk at (216) 687-2233 or send an email to to schedule an appointment. Please be sure to resubmit your application after meeting with Elaine Suarez. If you have any questions, please contact a Center for Public & Nonprofit Management team member at / 216.687.9222.