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, September 12, 2011

Better Blocks Youth Fall Internship

The Active Transportation Alliance is seeking two of interns to assist in conducting Better Blocks workshops. Work will be carried out under the direction of the Advocacy and Community Outreach departments.

As a Better Blocks intern, you would be reaching out to residents and schools in Chicago neighborhoods including Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, North Lawndale and Little Village to help residents create safer and more livable streets.

Key Tasks

  • Lead youth activities at Block parties and meetings
  • Document workshops through photographs and notes
  • Organize and lead mini-bike rides
  • Give presentations on basic bike safety and maintenance
  • Office work and data entry


  • Ages 16- 21
  • Feel comfortable speaking in public
  • Be able to get around the city by walking, biking or public transportation
  • Have basic bike knowledge
  • Be familiar with your neighborhood
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and have basic typing skills
  • Be responsible and punctual
  • Own a bicycle and helmet in good working condition
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual Spanish-English is a plus


  • 7-week internship starting September 2011
  • Up to 20 hours per week
  • $700 stipend awarded upon completion

**Deadline for Resume is September 22, 2011**

Interested? Please email RESUME to: Cynthia Bell: 312-427-3325, X 244 and Tony Giron: 312-427-3325, X 384

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