Program/Admin Internships and MSW Field Placement Program

Program/Admin Management internships are no longer available for 2021.

About Program / Admin Internships

Storycatchers has a formal unpaid internship program for people who are interested in learning more about an arts-development curriculum for court-involved youth. Admin/Program interns are led by an experienced mentor and supervisor throughout.

Program availability varies and is often dependent on facility approval and capability of staff to take on an intern. Since most program sessions are 12-15 hours per week, all interns are required to spend at least 50% of their time working with the administration team on program-related projects, attending meetings and generally providing support to staff as needed. People who work within a program may be required to pass background checks and a drug test to be allowed into the juvenile facilities.

A Qualified Candidate is a Person Who…

  • Has completed at least 3 years of college in a related major (psychology, social work, creative writing, applied theatre, etc.)
  • Has experience working with underserved youth or in disinvested neighborhoods
  • Understands the deep-seated issues that create barriers for youths’ success
  • Expects to make a career serving as an advocate for black and brown populations

General Required Availability.

  • Can commit to a minimum of 3 months – start and finish dates can be flexible depending on the intern’s availability
  • 30 hours per week average
  • Able to work at the admin office at 544 W Oak St. #1005, Chicago, IL 60610

Application Requirements

For further questions about program/admin internships, contact John Armstrong.

About our MSW Field Placement Program:

Storycatchers has a formal field placement program designed for Master’s level social work students at Chicagoland colleges who are interested in working with justice-involved young adults.

Field Placement Program interns will work at least 20 hours / week in our Changing Voices program. Length of internships are determined by the needs of the student but are generally six months. All interns are managed by an experienced LCSW and will be required to spend significant time each day working directly with justice-involved youth aged 17-24.

Field Placement Program interns will develop a case load as well as create weekly case management workshops as part of the Changing Voices program curriculum.

A Qualified Candidate is a Person Who…

  • Is enrolled in an accredited Master’s of Social Work program
  • Has a developed concept of social justice, framework on inequity, and understands how current systems oppress marginalized groups of people
  • Understands what accountability looks like and is self-driven and adaptable
  • Be able to collaborate with others and be a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Understand the basic framework of a nonprofit

General Required Availability.

  • 6-month minimum engagement
  • At least 20 hours per week

Start and finish dates can be flexible depending on the intern’s availability

Deadlines for Application

Summer Start Date

  • All application materials must be submitted by email by November 1st
  • Hiring decisions will be made by March 1st

Fall Start Date

  • All application materials must be submitted by email by April 1st 
  • Hiring decisions will be made by April 30th

To Apply:

Send all materials and/or questions to our Changing Voices LCSW, Daniel Stribling.