Urban Development and Social Change

Summer Fellowships and Internships

Lois and Robert Green Internship

The Urban Development and Social Change (UDSC) concentration is pleased to offer a paid summer internship for continuing Clark undergraduate students, made possible by a generous endowed fund established by Clark alumni Lois and Robert Green.

Selected interns will assist a Worcester City Councilor or the staff of a Worcester city government agency or non-profit organization with a variety of projects and activities aimed at addressing issues of concern to residents of Worcester. The stipend for the internship is $2,800 for six weeks of full-time work (35-40 hours per week) or part-time work over a longer period of time, to be completed during the summer months (late-May to mid-August).


All current juniors, sophomores, and first-year students who will be continuing their studies at Clark next year are eligible for the internship. Students who have declared the UDSC concentration and/or have taken a UDSC course are especially urged to apply and will be given preference in the selection process; applications from other students are also welcome and will be given serious consideration.

Application Procedures

Click here to download the official 2018 internship application


Application forms can be picked up in Jefferson 220 (Geography main office), and can also be found at the link above. In addition to submitting the application form, students must also submit the following materials:

  • A 2-3 page statement describing background & qualifications for the internship
  • The name and department of two faculty members who can provide a reference for requested
  • A copy of their Clark unofficial transcript

All application materials must be submitted in printed format or via email to Rachel Levitt (RLevitt@clarku.edu, Jefferson 220 B).
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5pm on Friday, February 16 2018.


Be sure to attend our information session for a brief overview, Q&A with Professor Deb Martin, and learn about experiences of some of our past interns:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
1:00-2:00 pm in the Geography Commons (Jefferson 220 C)
Click here to see the info session announcement

Past Interns:

2017: Claire Shapton (ECON, GEOG '19) and Katherine Wallace (IDSC '19)
2016: Devin Clarke (GEOG '17) and Madilyn Jacobsen (GEOG '17)
2015: Kevin Louis (PSCI, '16) and Gabe Epstein (GEOG, '17)

2014: Liam Kelly Fleming shares his summer experience in the Fall 2014 Geography Newsletter (page 16).

2013: Brenna Merrill was recently featured in a GoLocalWorcester.com article as a "Central MA College Standout."  Read more from that feature here.



Other Internship Opportunities

Career Services provides information about, and helps coordinate, internships for Clark undergraduates.


2002 Summer Research Fellows--Michele Gotay, Hans Meyer, Kate Jordan--at Fall Fest UDSC Summer Research Fellows at Fall Fest displaying the results of their research on housing developments and neighborhood revitalization.