What is Lakeside Chautauqua?

Lakeside Chautauqua is a nonprofit organization that engages individuals in a year-round Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Located halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, it is a historic community that offers spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts programming and recreational pursuits for guests of all ages.

With daily concerts, special events, lectures, shuffleboard, tennis, waterfront activities, cottages, hotels, shops and restaurants, Lakeside remains a year-round retreat for generations of families.

Our mission is “to enrich the quality of life for all people, to foster traditional Christian values and nurture relationships through opportunities for renewal and growth...spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically...while preserving Lakeside's heritage."

Why Should I Apply?

Lakeside's internship program offers opportunities to build a solid skill base in order to launch any successful career. During the summer, earn income while having fun in the sun, meeting worldwide travelers, and developing new friendships and networking connections. This unique experience is unparalleled with excitement, variety, challenge and long-lasting growth. On your days off, visit nearby Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, the Marblehead Lighthouse and other local attractions.

Compensation & Incentives

Lakeside Chautauqua offers a competitive internship compensation package, which includes a $2,000 seasonal stipend, shared housing (rent, water, electric, cable/internet included), Season Pass and Auto Pass to attend summer programming at Lakeside.

Eligibility & Time Commitment

The ideal candidate is enrolled in a college/university with having completed at least one year of an undergraduate degree. Graduate students and recent college graduates are also accepted. Interns are required to work days, evenings, weekends and all summer holidays from May 12 to at least August 16 or for a total of 13-15 weeks in the summer. Work schedules are determined by supervisors; most positions require a 10-hour work day.

2020 Internship Opportunities

Applications for 2020 internships have closed.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, minimum of 3 professional references (name and contact information) and/or 3 writing or design samples (if required for position).

Only electronic submissions will be accepted, including follow-up. Send materials to internships@lakesideohio.com. In the subject line, indicate the internship position that interests you.

If you qualify for more than 1 position, please indicate in your cover letter and subject line; limit of 2. Recruitment begins in December, and applications are accepted until positions are filled, usually by early March. Priority consideration will be given to early applications.