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Internship Opportunities
City Internships are offered in the Spring and Summer of every academic year. In exchange for a commitment of time and professional effort, interns are rewarded with experiences that enhance their potential to compete locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. City of Cleveland interns have the opportunity to work with a very diverse and highly skilled workforce whose focus is on providing the highest level of public service.

Eligibility and Application

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university at the time of application
  • The City encourages all majors to apply
  • Interested parties are asked to email a resume, cover letter detailing experience and skills and completed application to using the word "internship" in the subject line

Recruiting Manager
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 121 (map)
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Career Center
Additional (local and statewide) career information may be accessed through the Community Career Center page.

Related Legislation

City of Cleveland Employment Requirements

According to the Charter of the City of Cleveland, positions are subject to Civil Service testing. In order to be appointed as a regular employee,  a Civil Service examination must be passed.

Those who have not taken a Civil Service test prior to employment may have to compete against others for their classification, and will have to score high enough to retain their positions. Employees who do not obtain a high enough rank may be subject to demotion or termination. The City of Cleveland Civil Service (216.664.2467) answers questions regarding Civil Service testing.

Drug testing and physical examinations are required prior to employment.

The City of Cleveland is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:

PR # Job Title Open Date Close Date
N/A Attorney - Division of License and Assessments Mar 4 2014 Apr 30 2014
N/A Chief Security Officer Apr 4 2014 May 9 2014
N/A Chief Training Officer Apr 14 2014 May 19 2014
N/A Media Relations Manager Apr 4 2014 May 2 2014
N/A Senior Project Controls Consultant (Consultant Engineer) Mar 28 2014 Apr 30 2014

Civil Service Testing Announcements

No. Job Title Exam Type Exam Method


Water System Construction Inspector Supervisor
04/25/14 to 05/01/14




Supervisor of Administrative Services
04/25/14 to 05/08/14


Experience Evaluation


Prevailing Wage Coordinator
04/25/14 to 05/15/14


Experience Evaluation


04/25/14 to 05/01/14




Supt. of Water Distribution
04/11/14 to 05/01/14


Experience Evaluation


Section Chief of Architecture & Site Dev.
04/11/14 to 05/01/14


Experience Evaluation


Consulting Engineer - Capital Projects Admin.
04/11/14 to 05/01/14


Experience Evaluation


Chief Engineering & Construction Inspector
04/11/14 to 05/01/14


Experience Evaluation


Assessments Analyst
04/11/14 to 05/01/14


Experience Evaluation


Air Trade Development Manager
04/11/14 to 05/01/14


Experience Evaluation

City Job Application Instructions

Unless otherwise indicated in the position's description, interested applicants may email a letter of interest with a completed application and resume, fax to 216.664.3489, or hand deliver or mail to:

City of Cleveland
Department of Personnel and Human Resources
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 121
Cleveland, OH 44114

City of Cleveland Recognizes Guard and Reserve and Supports USERRA

Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

ESGR LogoThis statement was signed at Cleveland City Hall on May 30, 2007 by Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Director of Public Safety Martin L. Flask.

  • The City fully recognizes, honors, and enforces the Uniformed Service Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act
  • City managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve
  • The City will continually recognize and support this country's service members and their families in peace, crises, and war.
  • The City of Cleveland has an important role in the defense of the nation by complying with existing employment laws protecting the rights of workers who serve in the Reserve component.

Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Weekdays 8am-5pm

P: 216.664.2000
Relay Service: 711
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Mission Statement


We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.

– City of Cleveland