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Careers and Internships


Are you looking for a rewarding career? One that recognizes your contributions, as well as respects and encourages your input, insight, and intelligence? Adoption Network Cleveland offers a diverse and progressive work environment for people looking to make a difference. Our staff is committed to the mission of Adoption Network Cleveland, and the community of adoptees, birth and adoptive parents, foster and kinship families, and professionals we serve.

Adoption Network Cleveland offers excellent employment benefits, competitive compensation, and a healthy work culture. We are a welcoming, inclusive, balance-oriented, and flexible employer, as well as an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adoption Network Cleveland is hiring. Our open position(s) include:

  • The ideal candidate for this position has an ability to bring both structure and imagination to the growing sophistication of our development activities, as well as a clear grasp of core components of donor development (individual and corporate) with strong writing, presentation, and relationship building skills.

    The Donor Engagement Specialist assists in the crafting of goals and strategies for the organization’s development plan; oversees the annual campaign solicitations, and creates, builds, and implements strategies for donor development and cultivation, including individual giving and move management, Corporate Partners program, major donors, fundraising events, and planned giving. This position provides opportunities to think big and master small details.

  • The opening for Program Lead in Search, Adult Adoptees, Birth Family, and DNA Discoveries designs and implements programs and services of Adoption Network Cleveland for adoptees, birth parents, siblings, and other separated family members, including support services and search assistance.

    As Adoption Network Cleveland heads into our 35th year advocating, educating, and supporting those touched by adoption, your thought leadership and skills will make a deep impact. Curious? Interested. Click the position title to download the posting.


Social Work and Program Internships

Adoption Network Cleveland typically accepts one or two second-year graduate-level social work interns per academic year, and occasionally one in the summer months.

For information about program internships and how to apply, please contact Ty Cliffel, Director of Programs at Ty.Cliffel@adoptionnetwork.org or (216) 482-2320.


Communications, Marketing, and Administrative Internships

Adoption Network Cleveland provides opportunities for unpaid, virtual and in-person, internships in a variety of capacities. 

We welcome undergraduate and graduate interns in the areas of:

  • Social Media Content Creators
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Fundraising Development
  • Other related areas

For more information about these internship opportunities, contact Carol Ryan, Director of Development & Communications at carol.ryan@adoptionnetwork.org or (216) 482-2316.