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Youth Development Intern

OutreachWest Chicago, IL
Unpaid Internship

7 days ago


Division: Puente del Pueblo (PdP)

Puente is a ministry of Wheaton Bible Church and Iglesia del Pueblo. Outreach serves at Puente on behalf of Wheaton Bible Church, providing consultation, management and community services. Puente offers after-school and summer youth programming in West Chicago at Main Park and Timber Lake Apartments.

Program: Summer Youth Program

Summer programs at Puente del Pueblo provide students entering grades 2nd-8th with opportunities for further academic enrichment, development of social skills, positive relationship building, structured recreational activities and optional Christian Education.


The intern will help children develop in both academic and life skill areas and will model and teach Christian values and faith. Responsibilities include encouraging, challenging and evaluating students, guided classroom teaching, facilitating team-building activities, assisting with curriculum development, organizing and leading activities and special events, and the planning and execution of program logistics, in collaboration with staff. Optional opportunities include planning and teaching a Christian education class and leading devotions. The intern will consistently work alongside lead program staff. For applicants with moderate or better Spanish skills, an intern may have the opportunity to manage Puente’s summer application process which includes extensive direct contact with Puente’s immigrant parent population and a significant opportunity to practice Spanish.

The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and gain valuable knowledge working with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of youth and staff. All interns in the summer cohort participate in weekly training with the Puente Director and other guest faculty designed to teach core principals from cross-culutral community development practice.



Internships are available for BA or MA students in Social Work, Education, Sociology, Spanish, Psychology, Missions or Christian education fields. Must have a desire for working cross-culturally and embrace service to the vulnerable. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations who also support our Statement of Mission & Faith.


June 12th to August 11th, 2023. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Part-Time and Full-Time opportunities available.


The Intern will be supervised by program staff and will participate as a member of the PdP staff team. Interns will participate in weekly group training and activities.

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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    youth programs
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What happens after you send in your application?

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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