Jobs and Internships
The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all its definitions.
Internships & Practicum Placements
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Racial Justice Residency
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As a nationwide movement for racial justice continues to emerge and build, ICAH recognizes the need to increase its explicit commitment to racial justice in pursuit of reproductive justice for young people and supporting the sexual health, rights, and identities of youth. Reproductive Justice was not only founded on the rights to choose when and whether to parent, but the idea that everyone deserves the right to parent their own children in safe and healthy environments that are free of violence. Youth at ICAH have consistently told us that their number one concern in life is violence. We view living in fear of violence as an injustice and recognize that it is a fear that is disproportionately and systematically experienced by youth of color. We hope to both build on the work of our national allies, such as the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, and Forward Together’s Strong Families Initiative, to vision our own path forward at the intersections of racial justice, reproductive justice, youth leadership development, and adolescent sexuality.
The Racial Justice Consultant will work with ICAH over a six-month period to strengthen our understanding of and capacity to develop and implement strategies, communications, and programming that more explicitly integrates racial justice into our existing reproductive justice framework which already centers the voices and experiences of youth of color.
We invite proposals combining work with youth, staff, board and other stakeholders that seeks to explore, question, disrupt, and strengthen the concept of racial justice as it complements, augments, and fits within a reproductive justice framework.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and work plan proposal to:
Paula Martin, Admin Coordinator
Deadline: Friday, February 6, 2015
Electronic submission of applications is preferred. No phone calls, please.
ICAH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or gender expression, age, religion, marital status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color & LGBTQI individuals are encouraged to apply.
ICAH seeks individuals committed to transforming public consciousness and supporting the sexual health, rights, and identities of youth. We are able to accommodate both part-time and full-time internship requests. We ask that interns are able to commit a at least 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of one semester or four to six months (for out-of-school individuals). Internships that last at least one academic or calendar year are preferred.
Ideal candidates will have a background and/or interest in adolescent sexual health and youth development; excellent research and oral/written communication skills; proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite; the ability to work well in team and independently; and clear learning goals and/or objectives.
Internships are unpaid and based out of our Chicago office. ICAH staff can work with you and your school to help obtain academic credit, if applicable. ICAH is located in the Loop, although internship duties may take you outside the downtown Chicago area.
We currently seek Summer 2015 Interns for Communications & Website, Education & Outreach, Evaluation & Special Projects, FYI Performance Cadre, Chicagoland Organizing & Youth Development. Download the descriptions (.pdf) for more details and information on how to apply.