Region 1. Interns will learn about the professions of social work and education through interacting, working with and providing support to immigrant families in the Uptown and Edgewater as well as families in the high need communities of Irving Park, West Ridge and Albany Park. Interns will work with professional social workers in office setting as well as credentialed teachers in pre-K through school-age classrooms.
This summer youth organizing internship is designed to introduce young people to the world of community
organizing. Over the course of 6 weeks, youth interns will learn what community organizing and campaign
development mean, and will work to design a youth-led campaign around an issue that is affecting youth of
This summer youth organizing internship is designed to introduce young people to the world of community organizing. Over the course of 6 weeks, youth interns learn what community organizing and campaign development mean, and work to design a youth-led campaign around an issue that is affecting youth of color.
Say What is Chicagos premier youth writing magazine. Developed by and for teen writers, Say What has a readership of over 20,000 people in the Chicagoland area alone, and is used in classrooms throughout the city. Student Editorial Board Members develop, design, write and edit all of the content for the magazine. No previous writing or publishing experience is required.
Interns at Roseland youth center will learn about the business of operating a baseball stadium from the concession stands, maintaing the baseball fields, to keeping stats for the litttle league players.
Interns learn basic camera and black and white darkroom skills, allowing them to express themselves creatively. Interns learn composition and camera techniques as well as how to develop and print their photos. Interns also gain exposure to the work of professional photographers, participate in group critiques, and use photography as a means to examine and explore their own lives and communities.
Interns develop and implement a comprehensive review of all public park facilities in the Region 4 area, utilizing Sherman Park as their home base. On a daily basis, interns survey the wildlife, infrastructure, and usage of area parks. At the end of the internship, the program will have produced an effective survey of Chicago's parks in Region 4, and use it to analyze and recommend any actions to be taken to improve said parks.
This internship involves both broadcast and photojournalism. Interns participate in capturing historical points of time centered around specified historical individuals and events. Interns get to wear many hats in order to experience the versatility of multimedia.
Teens will run theater production: SNOOPY / THE MUSICAL. Teens will act as performers in this performance-driven program.
Inner City Youth Golf Club and Caddie Program is a program that is geared to give youth the opportunity to learn a non-traditional sport which can help them obtain college scholarships. Interns learn about the game of golf from Robin Aikens who is a member of The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional Division. Interns learn the character education traits such as integrity, honesty, and sportsmanship.