As a small, youth-centered organization, CFS is a relaxed, hands‐on environment where youth are encouraged to come to our space to engage, study, and be in community with CFS staff, volunteers and other youth.
CFS frequently hosts students who need to complete an internship for course credit. We seek individuals with a high level of commitment to young people and youth-led social change. We have one internship opening available for the school year and one internship available for the summer (early June through early August). Occasionally we have semester internships available as well.
Internship candidates can apply via their school or program’s internship coordinator or contact us directly. Please provide a cover letter explaining your interest in and your availability, your resume, two references, and any relevant paperwork from your home institution pertaining to your internship (if applicable) by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in volunteering with the Chicago Freedom School? We often seek volunteers to help with “behind the scenes” office administration or special project work. CFS volunteers only have the opportunity to work with youth on a limited basis.
Volunteer opportunities may include:
Librarian: oversees the lending library system; researches new materials & curricula for wish list; promotes library holdings via promotional materials in the space and on the web.
Graphic Design: production of promotional materials for events, website, newsletter, and Facebook.
Special Event Coordination: assist staff in planning and implementing special events and fundraisers; solicit in-kind donations for special events; promote special events.
We do not have any open volunteer positions at this time, but please check back with us in the future!