At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chicago Youth Programs, Inc! Internships

Chicago Youth Programs, Inc! (CYP) utilizes volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring, comprehensive health care, mentoring, and recreation to children. As a long-term program that serves kids for an average of 8 years before they graduate from high school, CYP makes a commitment to each child and his or her academic and social well-being. Upon graduation from high school, CYP offers support and a scholarship for students who go to college, university, or trade school.

CYP is searching for an intern to lead the Teen Girls Mentoring session held in Uptown (4640 N. Sheridan Rd.). The following are the expected responsibilities of the intern:
  • Be available for a 8-10 hours a week;
  • Meet individually with grade school students who seem to be struggling at school or at home. Through more specialized attention, attempt to assess why a student might be experiencing difficulties.
  • Document in case notes and discuss follow-up with on-site Program Director.
  • Make contact and develop relationships with students’ teachers in aneffort to bridge a gap between the classroom and the tutoring room.
  • Request extra work, IEPs, and strategies that will ensure students’ success.
  • Plan and execute a weekly girls mentoring session.
  • Utilize established community contacts to facilitate experiential learning opportunities at non-profitsthroughout the city. Debrief the group after each experience.
  • Evaluate the skills established or insights gained from each experience.
CYP is searching for general, Volunteer interns, as well as those who may be interested in creating their own position/program.

Regardless of the internship possibilities, please send Sarah Hardin, the Director of Higher Education and Scholarship, and email expressing your interest within a Statement of Interest, as well as a resume. Indicate what position you are interested in applying for.

For more information contact Sarah Hardin, MSW-- Director of Higher Education and Scholarship at or Phone number: 773.924.0220 ext. 127.

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