Professional Development

Interning with C-U at Home is a great way to prepare for any job, to explore and break down your pre-existing biases, to create relationships with individuals you may not have the opportunity to interact with on a regular basis, and to effect change in your community.

Susan Schultz, former intern at C-U at Home

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C-U at Home Internship FAQs:

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

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

Is there a minimum number of hours required for an internship with C-U at Home?

We are flexible. We can work with you to create a schedule that fits your needs and the needs of any programs or classes you’re involved in.

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 the micro AND macro levels. One day an intern may sit down with a client and talk about life experiences over a cup of coffee. The next day, they 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 for a client. Every day is different, affording you 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 gained by interning here can be useful for anyone. You will have not only the opportunity to directly affect marginalized populations in our community, but also occasions to practice self-reflection. You will be encouraged to explore your own biases and work to break unconscious stereotypes. You will be 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?

Internships offered through C-U at Home are unpaid.

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