Who We Are

C-U at Home is  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 by Melany Jackson. We engage and mobilize our community to support the most vulnerable homeless on their journey of healing and restoration. Below you can find out more about the five areas of our ministry.

  1. Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center, open Tuesdays-Fridays from 12-5pm
  2. Transitional Housing
  3. Transportation Ministry
  4. Street Outreach
  5. Education and Advocacy

Each of our internships, although individualized, involves experiencing all five areas of our ministry. 

Intern with C-U at Home

Which semesters can I apply for an internship with C-U at Home?

All of them! C-U at Home hosts interns during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Is there a minimum number of hours that I need to commit to an internship with C-U at Home?

It would depend on the purpose of the internship. For a student who needs to complete an internship for a specific course in order to graduate, C-U at Home would collaborate with the instructors of the course and the student to determine an appropriate schedule. If the student is interested in a summer internship that is not connected to a specific class, we would work together to create a schedule that fits the needs of both the student and the organization.

As an intern with C-U at Home, what will I be doing day to day?

The great part about being an intern with C-U at Home is that there is a wide variety of experiences to be had! There are opportunities to be involved in helping the homeless population on both a micro AND macro level. One day an intern may sit down with a friend without an address and talk about life experiences over a cup of coffee. The next day, he or she may be sitting in a meeting with other community agencies talking about new government policies regarding service delivery to the homeless. The next day might involve researching much needed resources when a staff member may ask the intern to accompany him or her on a community outreach call. Every day is different and there is opportunity to gain a wide variety of knowledge and experience.

I am an engineering major. What can I gain from interning with a non-profit organization helping the homeless population in Champaign-Urbana?

We welcome students from ALL majors to apply for an internship with C-U at Home. The experience and knowledge that a student has the opportunity to gain through an internship with our organization can be useful for anyone. Not only do the interns have the opportunity to directly affect marginalized populations in our community, they have occasion to practice self-refection. Interns are supervised and encouraged to explore their own biases and work to break the stereotypes they may have bought into in the past. They are challenged to think about issues of diversity, marginalization, humanitarianism and social responsibility. An internship that incorporates learning on many different levels can benefit students from all majors and backgrounds.

Is the internship paid?

The internships offered through C-U at Home are currently unpaid.

If you are interested in applying for an internship with us, please send your resume and cover letter to Kelly-Jane Monahan at kj@cuathome.us