In the Office:

211 and Community Impact Initiative Intern:
Participate in planning activities and implementation of 211 Program including:

  • Development of plans and related materials for community engagement.
  • Working with community stakeholders to create partnerships that support the further integration of 211 into community agencies and groups.
  • Attending community events to conduct outreach to individuals on United Way programs.
  • Assist in the data collection, analysis and dissemination of outcomes measurements.
  • Assisting in research on best practices to guide development of strategic plans and assessments for the initiative.

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Information Technology: Working with our IT Department to provide support in a wide variety of areas. You will ensure that all computers are running with the latest updates, provide computer support to staff as needed, installation of programs, and other projects surrounding our IT operations. This internship requires a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office; experience with PC is a plus.

Marketing/Communications: Work with the Marketing Department independently and with the team to implement and coordinate press and community relations through publicity and promotion with press, agencies, companies and staff. Assist Social Media team with enhancing United Way of Lake County’s presence on social networks and coordinate special projects, including collaborations and community visibility. Click to view the internship description.

In the Community:

Community Impact Program Communications: This position works with staff, volunteers and clients of our Success By 6 (Early Learning), Reading Success (Elementary), and Stay in School (Middle/High School) Education initiatives. Intern will be in charge of recruiting and scheduling, planning/implementing projects that contribute to our programs when needed. Other duties could include researching best practices and gathering information about needed programs. Requires excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to speak English and Spanish strongly preferred.

Success By 6 and Community Impact Intern: This position will support the efforts of United Way of Lake County by assisting in the implementation of the Success By 6 Program and initiatives as well as assisting with other Community Impact initiatives. Ability to speak English and Spanish strongly preferred.
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Summer Community Impact Internship: This position will assist schools and communities in addressing summer learning loss. The summer interns will assist in our offices and work with summer programs in Zion, Beach Park, North Chicago, and/or Waukegan, IL, to plan and implement academic summer programs for elementary and preschool age children. This position will also support the efforts of United Way of Lake County by assisting in the implementation of United Way of Lake County’s Community Impact programs and projects. Fluent Spanish is a plus. (unpaid internship)

Additional Info

To apply for one of our internships, contact Robert Szarzynski at (847) 775-1024 or robert.szarzynski@uwlakeco.org.

Internships are unpaid.

“The most important thing I will take away from my time at United Way of Lake County is how very capable I am of doing important work and projects and getting them done well. In my one year at UWLC, I was given so many new responsibilities and tasks and I truly appreciate UWLC's trust and confidence in me to get them done.”

- Jennifer Salazar, former Community
  Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

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