The Chicago Women’s AIDS Project (CWAP) is looking for interns interested in working on advanced projects with the agency. CWAP interns should be dedicated, hard-working, and motivated individuals, capable of completing tasks independently and taking initiative on programs and projects. Interns should be prepared to work in a diverse environment with clients who are experiencing a number of challenging situations including living in extreme poverty, managing a number of health conditions including the HIV virus, women experiencing mental health problems, women facing re-entry after incarceration and women in recovery.
- Commit to working with CWAP for at least 4 months, although 6-12 month internships are preferred and provide better opportunities for growth and experience
- Available to work 10-20 hours per week at within the typical 9-5 weekday hours, although interns may be asked occasionally to work in the evenings or on the weekends.
- Interns should be comfortable traveling to different neighborhoods across Chicago as required (Cars are beneficial but not required, Interns will be reimbursed for mileage or public transportation costs)
- Computer literate in using all programs of Microsoft Office
- Competent writing skills
Please include the following in your cover letter:
- The position you are applying for and a description of your interest in that position
- What skills and experiences you will bring to CWAP that will benefit the agency and help you to excel in your position
- What you hope to gain from interning at CWAP
- Your school, major, and year in school
- Whether or not this internship will count for school credit and a description of your school’s internship requirements and guidelines
- An explanation of your availability and confirmation of your ability to commit to the minimum hourly commitment and duration requirements
Client Services Intern:
As a client services intern, one will gain both administrative and direct-service experience in a social service agency by assisting in planning, implementing, and evaluating our programs. The client services intern will also gain experience in maintaining the client database, planning and organizing CWAP fundraisers, marketing, and assisting with data collection and reporting for all of CWAP’s programs. Client Services Interns must be junior or senior college students in a Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, or other related academic program. Non-student interns may still apply.
To apply for the Client Services Internship send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevention and Recovery Services Intern:
As a prevention and recovery services intern, one will assist staff in conducting services such as health education groups, mental health screening and intake assessments, linkage to referrals and resources and outreach with transgender and cisgender women who have a history of incarceration, homelessness and/or addiction.
To apply for the Prevention and Recovery Services Internship, send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
As a development intern, one will provide support to the Executive Director on strategic planning, contract managing, and fundraising. This intern will help the director develop and implement a strategic plan for surviving and thriving in the changing funding environment for nonprofit agencies. Development Interns must be a Senior in an Undergraduate program or a Graduate Level student in Journalism, Public Health, Business, Social Work or other related academic program. Fundraising experience (grant writing and/or research) highly desired.
To apply for the Development Internship send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bookkeeping intern assists the accountant in maintaining the bookkeeping system at a small non-profit social service agency. The bookkeeper is responsible for assisting in processing payables and receivables, and preparation of monthly contract vouchers. The bookkeeper assists in cutting checks, allocating costs, documenting deposits and maintaining contract files. The bookkeeper is directly supervised by both the accountant and Executive Director.
To apply for the Development Internship send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
To learn more about the internships call the office at 773-262-5566.
If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Samantha Mestan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Your email
- Phone number
- Volunteer interest
You will be contacted as soon as possible.