Applications for the Mann Child Policy externship due April 17

The Schubert Center encourages students interested in a Fall 2020 Mann Child Policy externship to submit their applications by Friday, April 17. The externships are an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience working directly with professionals who design and implement policies that impact the lives of children and families.

Students will see how research and policy converge during their placements with local policy, service providers and organizations working in areas of child health, education, law, juvenile justice, mental health, and child welfare.  Recent placements were at the Center for Community Solutions, Birthing Beautiful Communities, the Cleveland Food Bank, First Year Cleveland and the Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition.

Students gain first-hand perspectives on the policy process by engaging in planning, research, analysis, and/or advocacy activities emphasizing policy related to children and childhood. Academic credit is available; the Mann Child Policy Externship is also available as an undergraduate capstone experience in anthropology, childhood studies, and psychology.For more information and to apply, visit the Schubert Center website or contact Policy Director Gabriella Celeste at