Our Internship Opportunities
About Our Internship Program
The internship program at the Greater Chicago Food Depository serves several goals:
- To involve students in our mission
- To educate and provide students with hands-on, realistic experience in a leading nonprofit organization
- To cultivate an appreciation of the needs of the community we serve
- To develop students as informed advocates on the issue of food insecurity
Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate college students of all majors, as well as individuals seeking experience in a career relating to nonprofit or social work. Ideal candidates will be seeking degrees—or already hold degrees in—public policy, social services administration, public health, communications or a related field. Applicants to the program must meet all necessary requirements to be considered eligible.
Students who are eligible for academic credit and/or special funding programs through their college/university are encouraged to apply. Interns receive a written evaluation of their internship upon successful completion.
For more information and to apply for current internship openings, please follow the links below.
Current Internship Opportunities
AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service through a network of local, state, and national service programs. Each year AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in service. Since the program’s founding in 1994, almost 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service.
At the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 78 AmeriCorps members have served since 2009. They have assisted benefits outreach efforts, coordinated food pantry operations, and supported programs that aim to alleviate hunger among older adults, children, and veterans.
AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance during their service term, and earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Fulltime members are eligible for healthcare benefits, childcare assistance, and student loan forbearance. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit nationalservice.gov.
Current AmeriCorps Opportunities
- Chicago’s Community Kitchens Program Assistant
- Health & Nutrition VISTA
- School Breakfast VISTA
- Agency Support Specialist
- Program Specialist
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.