In the Office:

Administrative Coordinator: This internship involves working with all of our Departments to provide administrative support. Responsibilities include assisting with a wide variety of office tasks including general operational duties, correspondence writing, data entry, meeting set-up and scheduling. This offers the candidate the unique opportunity to learn the logistics of a non-profit first hand.

Grant Research: Working with our Community Impact Department, you will be responsible for conducting research on the availability of corporate and family foundation grants for programs focusing on Education,  Early Education, and the Digital Divide. You will work with the Grant Manager to analyze the potential of the funding opportunities and present your findings to the Community Impact program managers. Good computer and internet skills required

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.

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.

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 Rita Zaluzec at (847) 775-1029 or Rita.Zaluzec@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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