Students who embark on Ohio internships benefit from the state’s economic advantage as the geographic and commercial link between the American Northeast and the Midwest. Ohio is also a political bellwether, holding the longest streak of matching presidential election results since 1896. From its northern coastline along the Lake Erie shore to its Appalachian forests to the west, Ohio speaks for a wide swath of America.
Interns in Ohio may gravitate towards Cleveland, located in the Great Lakes Region. Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the city affords students a unique opportunity to support a major institution’s curatorial, marketing, and education efforts. Internships in Ohio also lie in greater Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top ten markets for number of Fortune 500 headquarters per million residents—outranking New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Historic district Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati features Italianate architecture and draws comparisons to New Orleans’ French Quarter for architectural significance.
State capital Columbus supports internships in Ohio with an economy rooted in sectors as diverse as education, government, banking, fashion, defense, health care, hospitality, and technology. The Ohio State University is a giant presence in Columbus (as well as the largest campus in America), and the Battelle Memorial Institute employs over 20,000 employees as the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization.