Our internships are generally unpaid, but applicants can apply with their college/university to receive school credit. While we are always accepting internship applications, the availability of internship openings vary. Interns are placed based on availability in the specified focus.

Internship Requirements

  • 18 years or older, 21 years or older for direct service internships
  • Has a minimum of 1 year college experience or minimum of 1 year working in area of internship
  • Resume and application submitted
  • Must pass a background check; No pending criminal cases
  • Must commit to 15-20 hours a week including mandatory staff meetings on Tuesdays at 10am

Centers Commitment

  • Will provide one identified, on-site intern supervisor who has an educational and/or professional background in the area of internship.
  • Supervisor will work with educational institutions and intern on an individual practicum plan to meet the needs and desired outcome for the internship.
  • Supervisor is responsible to ensure that no more than 25% of the intern’s duties involve clerical work unless previously specified.
  • Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the intern does not perform inappropriate tasks such as maintenance duties or personal errands for the host employees.
  • Supervisor is responsible for submitting any forms needed by student to appropriate department.
  • Supervisor will meet consistently to review and process intern’s experience, make sure the experience is one of educational and professional enrichment, and address any concerns and challenges that may arise.

How to Apply

  1. Complete online application at:


  1. Please submit the following materials to volunteer@nullnewlifecenters.org
  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest
  • Resume

Please submit your application materials as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please indicate “New Life Centers Intern Application” in the subject line of your email.

About New Life Centers

We are neighborhood based Centers that connect youth and young adults with Christ and community located in the Little Village and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago. They are made up of a variety of programs focused on education, sports, mentoring, and street outreach as vehicles to bringing hope to the communities they serve.

The vision of New Life Centers is to see Little Village and Humboldt Park youth and families transformed by the hope of Christ, becoming young men and women of character to create a flourishing, unified neighborhood.

We value every youth as a unique individual.

We value creating a safe and secure environment.

We value family as a whole and desire to partner with them.

We value honesty and integrity and desire to show this in all we do.

Internship Opportunities

New Life Centers offers internship opportunities to students interested in serving youth in an urban context. There will be opportunities to learn, experience, and grow in ministry-focused community development.

There are a variety of unique programs to observe, serve, and develop during your internship. Some such weekly programs include girls programming, sports programming, entrepreneurship jewelry making, substance abuse classes, after school tutoring and programming, summer camps, life skills classes, and more.

Our office support team is critical to the work that is done. They provide a unique look into the nuts and bolts of maintaining a not-for-profit ministry. During your time there may be opportunity to interact with some of the systems and administration that goes into the overall vision.

Roles and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the intern will be tailored to the skills, experience, background, and interest area of the candidate to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship, and to promote and encourage a meaningful internship experience.

Interns will gain practical knowledge and have ministry/career related experiences. They will have opportunity to explore new ministry/career avenues and glean wisdom from staff experienced in the field.