Bre Fano

“My internship with Catholic Charities made me fall in love with non-profit work, which is
exactly why I am working as Director of Development at a small non-profit called Shelter Care.
In this role, I write grants to bring in money for our programs. Writing policies and procedures
for a non-profit is far more rewarding than writing for a for-profit organization. I would have
never discovered my love for non-profit work or my talent as a professional writer had I not
completed my internship with Catholic Charities.”

Katie Velecheck

“While I was a senior at John Carroll, I interned at Simple Solutions in Beachwood, where I
internalized the concept of crafting my writing for a specific audience. There, I mostly wrote
passages for textbook materials designed for fourth graders. Immediately after graduation, I
started a job at a local non-profit as a grant writing. While grant writing is significantly different
than textbook writing, my time at Simple Solutions taught me the lesson of always being mindful
of one’s audience. I use that lesson every day at my job to complete successful grant proposals.
Completing the internship was one of the most beneficial of my college years.”

Some of the agencies and organizations where students have interned include:

  • Catholic Charities
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland Scene Magazine
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central Ohio Chapter in Columbus
  • Factor Finders
  • Global Cleveland
  • Grasselli Library
  • Image IQ
  • Indians Baseball Insider
  • JCU Magazine
  • Kowa Company
  • Lake Erie Ink
  • Moen Industries
  • Monarch Center for Autism
  • Rec2connect Foundation
  • RhinoSystems, Inc
  • Signet Jewelers
  • St. Clair Hospital – Pittsburgh
  • The Literary Show Project, New York, NY
  • The Owens Group, a PR Agency
  • US News and World Report