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Human Resources Intern

The Bridge Teen CenterOrland Park, IL
Unpaid Internship15 - 20 hrs/wk

2 months ago


Under the leadership of the Volunteer Coordinator, the intern will provide assistance with volunteer management, training and other human resource responsibilities for both The Bridge Teen Center and Thrift Store. The internship will heavily focus on elements of retention and recruitment.


1.   Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with scheduling, training, and appreciating volunteers.

2.   Assist with the volunteer application process by screening applications, setting up interview appointments, and observing interviews.

3.   Attend outreach and recruiting events such as job, college, and volunteer fairs.

4.   Create and post new social media posts to volunteer Facebook group.

5.   Update internship and volunteer online postings.

6.   Evaluate and propose new retention and recruitment policies in the department.

7.   Build influential relationships with students and volunteers during programs.

8.   Assist in researching and maintaining volunteer department procedures.

9.   Process and organize department paperwork.

10.  Assist with the quarterly volunteer newsletter, including content and writing.

11.  Create monthly inspiration and update the “volunteer corner” bulletin boards.

12.  Recruit, interview, schedule, and lead basic training for students in job-readiness program.

13.  Provide daily administrative support, including answering phones, greeting guests and giving tours.

14.  Other duties as assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Required graduation year

2024 - 2027

Number of positions available




1.      Passion for the mission of The Bridge Teen Center.

2.      Sensitivity to different opinions.

3.      A friendly, responsive, and patient approach.

4.      Personal and professional integrity.

5.      The ability to work well with individuals and groups of students.

6.      The ability to lift over 10 to 15 pounds.

7.      Clear and creative thinking.

8.      The ability to meet deadlines and complete all tasks with excellence.

9.      Strong organizational skills.

10.   Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including both writing and verbal.

11.   A sense of humor.


It is the desire of the Bridge Teen Center, through our internship program, for each student to experience hands-on training in a career area of interest and develop practical leadership skills for the future. We encourage interns to:


1.      Set personal goals for what they would like to accomplish during their internship.

2.      Have regular informational meetings with staff.

3.      Tackle all tasks with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

4.      Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the organization.

5.      Gain exposure to new ideas and people (network).

6.      Not be afraid of asking questions.

7.      Take initiative.


About The Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the interests and needs of teens in the suburbs. We opened in Orland Park in 2010, and have served over 10,000 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities. We serve students in 7th-12th grade, and also provide ongoing programs and resources to help parents navigate through the teenage years. Because student safety is our primary concern, The Bridge is managed by experienced professionals who are supported by well-trained and pre-screened adult volunteers.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    database systems
    people development


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