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Community Partner Internship

  • Work in Chicago-based community organizations and schools off campus
  • Work 15 hours per week
  • Earn up to $13 per hour
  • Gain valuable PAID professional development
Are you...
  • A DePaul graduate or undergraduate student?
  • ​Federal Work-Study eligible?
  • Willing to work off campus?
  • Available to work 15 hours per week?

The Community Partner Internship places Federal Work-Study eligible DePaul students at partner organizations throughout the Chicago area. The program aims to provide students with first-hand experience and application in the nonprofit sector. In addition it strengthens partnerships with community based organizations that have a consistent record of successfully partnering with the Steans Center. Internships​ are year-long, with positions ranging from an administrative role, adult literacy (ESL), youth development, or marketing/public relations within a community organization.

The following are paid year-long internship opportunities currently available through the CPI program:

  • Erie Neighborhood House
  • Project Vida
  • Centro Romero
  • Chicago Commons
  • Telpochcali Community Education Project
  • Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
  • 826CHI
  • La Casa Norte
  • Northwest Side Housing Center
  • Mil Mujeres


  • Work 15 hours a week
  • Be federal work study eligible
  • Attend paid monthly professional development/reflection sessions
  • Be willing to travel (positions located off campus)
  • Meet the qualifications/requirements outlined in the respective job descriptions for the organization.

To Apply​​

Please visit the Student Job Board and find the position titled Community Partners Internship (CPI) Intern.

For more information, please contact CPI Program Assistant Jasmine Dash.