About Us

Summer on the Cuyahoga (2022)

Who We Are

Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) is Northeast Ohio’s premier summer internship program for a select group of regional colleges and universities from Ohio, the East Coast, and the greater Midwest. Home to the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland is the focal point and gathering place each summer for 70-80 students from our nine partner schools.

Since 2003, SOTC has been providing students with professional opportunities enriched by all the best that Northeast Ohio has to offer, from civic and social events to alumni networking and community engagement. Students are offered group housing in Cleveland for the duration of the program, making local internships seamless and summer programming impactful.


Eric McGarvey
Executive Director
Eric is an honors graduate of Western Carolina University with degrees in Business Administration/Law and Economics/Entrepreneurial Studies. Recently he completed a two-year graduate program at Case Western Reserve University earning a Masters of Nonprofit Organizations. Eric can be reached at emcgarvey@summeronthecuyahoga.com.

Tanya Kaiser
Assistant Director
Tanya has spent her career serving the nonprofit sector. Her past roles include event and media director of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in Huntington, NY, and administrator of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University. Tanya Kaiser is also a visual artist and curator and received her MFA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University in 2017. She can be reached at tkaiser@summeronthecuyahoga.com

Board of Directors

The SOTC Board of Directors is composed of alumnae/i from each participating school and at-large board members representing the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio (NEO) community.

SOTC In the Media

SOTC Statement of Solidarity and Support