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Center for Experiential Learning

Internship Descriptions

Learn more about the opportunities with Catholic Charities and Misericordia for Social Justice Interns!

Catholic Charities Descriptions:

Refugee Resettlement Program - Men's Program Intern

The intern will begin a needs assesment to determine refugee men's needs in terms of education and support.  Intern will work in connection and collaboration with various community groups pivotal in the lives of refugees such as faith communities, mutual aid associations and community leaders.  Intern will host workshops, group and events focused on men's issues.  When needed and possible, provide resettlement support to case managers. 

*Remaining internship opportunities with Catholic Charities are in development at this time.  Check back soon for more dynamic opportunities!  

Misericordia Descriptions:

Art Therapy Intern

Interns will learn about counseling and art therapy through readings, discussion, research, and participation in therapy sessions for individuals and small groups.  Responsibilities will include planning and preparing materials for therapy sessions and assisting, particpating, and interacting in the sessions. 

Personal Effectiveness Program (Behavioral Health) Intern

Interns will assist classroom instructors in providing individualized services to particpants.  These specialized services could include communication, positive behavior support, functional academic and vocation skills, independent living skills, and social and interpersonal skills.  Interns will co-facilitate with instructors in group settings and provide 1:1 support when needed. 

Social Work and Counseling Intern

Interns will serve as members of an interdisciplinary team, providing input on client progress and designing treatment plans for individuals on their case load.  Interns will also observe agency meetings and gain experience writing assesments, treatment summaries, and social history updates. 

Theraputic Recreation Intern

Interns will assist in curriculum development and implementation, plan special events/parties and work collaboratively with other members of the Recreation Team in the fields of art, music therapy, performing arts and yoga/wellness.  The intern will be afforded the opportunity to create, plan and implement theraputic recreation activities. 

Ministry/Spiritual Life Intern

Interns will create and assess spiritual activities/services for small groups, including Christian and Jewish residents.  The intern will compile profiles for each resident, develop inter-faith religious education sessions for residents, expand volunteer opportunities, and assist with spritual direction activites and ministry retreats as well. 

Developmental Training Program Intern

Interns will have the opportunity to assist instructors and trainers in a variety of classroom and workplace environments.  Interns will assist with unit-based curriculum and lesson plans.  Opportunity exists for interns with certain skills or interest to commit to specific programs in the areas of art, horticulture, health promotions, and learning skills instruction. 

Information Technology Intern

Interns may work with Microsoft SQL Server and Reporting Services in one or more database implementations.  Intern would learn or further develop knowledge with relational databases.  Some knowledge of HTML may be helpful.  Depending on the intern's interests and department needs, there may be opportunities to work in project development which would include process documentation for residential database systems. 


Center for Experiential Learning · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Shipping address: Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3366 · Fax: 773.508.3955 · E-mail: experiential@luc.edu

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