New Internship Opportunity

MCCORMICKFlyer-page0001Great news, Underground readers: the application deadline has been extended for the Winter Quarter 2014 McCormick Community Internship.

If you’re looking for an internship where you not only help a valuable Chicago community organization, but you actually get paid, then get your applications ready!

This internship is focused on project-based work designed by the student in collaboration with a community partner.  At the end of the year, McCormick interns present their project at the annual Service Speaks conference (May 2014).  Interns receive $1,200 per academic quarter from the Steans Center during the internship experience and are eligible to renew the internship for up to two consecutive quarters.  Examples of past projects include:

  • a local Public Art tour for the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center
  • translating job-training manuals into various languages to help refugees at World Relief
  • formalizing a PR plan for the Inner City Muslim Action Network

Submitted applications will be reviewed by a panel of DePaul faculty, staff, senior level students, community representatives, and Steans Center advisory board members using the following criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  •  Community service resume that demonstrates substantial commitment to civic engagement and leadership qualities
  • Previous experience in at least one Community based Service Learning Course
  • A project proposal with timeline attached to the application signed by a community site supervisor
  • A cover letter and current DePaul transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Letter of recommendation

The McCormick Community Internship is offered through DePaul University’s Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning & Community Service Studies.

Applications are due November 15, 2013, by 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss out!

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