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


Application forms can be picked up outside of Jefferson 210, or linked 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 via email to Rachel Levitt (RLevitt@clarku.edu) or delivered as a hard copy to Jefferson 210. The deadline for Summer 2019 applications is February 28, 2019.

Want to learn more? Come to our info session:

Tuesday, February 12th 2019
11am-12pm, Geography Commons (JF 220 C)

Current Interns:

2018: Madeleine Buchman (ECON '19) and Elizabeth Jones (PSCI '19)

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.