Urban Development and Social Change

Summer Fellowships and Internships

Lois and Robert Green Internship

The Urban Development and Social Change Program is pleased to offer a paid summer internship for a continuing Clark undergraduate student, made possible by a generous endowed fund established by Clark alumni Lois and Robert Green.The Intern 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

*Applications for Summer 2018 will be posted here early in the Spring 2018 semester*


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

- A 2-3 page statement describing your background & your qualifications for the internship
- The name and department of two faculty members who can provide a reference for you if requested
- A copy of your Clark transcript or an unofficial grade report

All application materials must be submitted in printed format or via email to Rachel Levitt (RLevitt@clarku.edu, Jefferson 220 B).


Current Interns:

2017: Claire Shapton (ECON, GEOG '19) and Katherine Wallace (IDSC '19)


Past Interns:

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.