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Youth Development Intern

OutreachLombard, IL
Unpaid Internship

7 days ago


Division: Outreach York

Outreach York is a multi-purpose community resource center serving Villa Park residents. Programs include after-school and summer programs for children and youth in 1st – 8th grades, supportive wrap-around services for program families, and community organizing.

Program: Elementary After School Program

The after-school program for students in 1st-5th grades offers educational support, social and recreational activities, and field trips. During the school year, services are offered each day after school, and students are provided homework assistance, social-emotional learning, and recreation.

Responsibilities/Opportunities: The intern will work consistently alongside program staff in daily activities of the program. Responsibilities include providing homework assistance (small group and 1-1), developing relationships with program participants, assisting with the implementation of life skills and other extracurriculars (Art, STEM, etc), and attending staff meetings. The intern will receive exposure to various aspects of the after-school programming that support the academic and social-emotional learning of Elementary students. Some program activities may be modified or canceled due to COVID restrictions.

The intern will receive experience in the overall working of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and will gain knowledge of the assets and challenges of the diverse community served by YCRC. The intern will have the opportunity to utilize Spanish-speaking skills (if desired) in their interactions with bilingual students and will learn the supportive resources available to students and families.


Requirements: BA/BS student in education, sociology, human services, or a related field. Previous experience with elementary students preferred. Willingness to drive for program supply purchasing purposes is preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations and who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.

Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday; Between 8:00am–4:00pm, up to 5 days per week; Internship days (and to some extent hours) are flexible and can be negotiated to be consistent with program requirements.

Supervision: Individual supervision is provided weekly by program staff.

About Outreach

Our Mission To restore hope and provide opportunities for people to become all that God intends them to be; partner with the local church to put Christian faith into action through service to the community. Our mission focus is serving the most vulnerable children, teens and families in DuPage County. We serve people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, gender and orientation regardless of their ability to pay. Our Vision Outreach and its partner churches are dedicated to putting this mission into action by providing a full range of charitable, human service, educational, religious and community development activities. These activities help people realize their God-given potential as uniquely gifted individuals in their family, community and relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law. OCM, Inc. reserves the right to make faith-based hiring decisions as permitted under Title VII (42 U.S.C. Section 2000e – 1(a)
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    bilingual communications

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Outreach has not provided an expected interview date. Due to the volume of applications, Outreach has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Lombard, IL | $4,214/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,264

  • Miscellaneous$909

  • Food$439

  • Transportation$328

  • Utilities$274


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