Internship Opportunities

Programs Intern

We will be seeking an intern starting in September 2021 who can aid in the facilitation of our in-person and virtual programming elements. The intern should have at least 5-10 hours per week to dedicate to KEEN's efforts, and the preferred length of time is 6 months or longer.

Position Responsibilities: The Programs intern will work with a dynamic group of volunteers and families to create and maintain our online and in-person programming for young people with disabilities.  The Programs intern will identify with specific elements of our programming and work with the Executive Director in determining exact position responsibilities based upon the student’s interest and KEEN’s needs. 

For more information or to apply for an internship, please email KEEN Chicago Executive Director, Laura Fillenwarth, at To apply please send a resume and cover letter.

Specific Tasks

  • Work closely with volunteers to maintain highest standards of safety and fun during KEEN events
  • Assist with program activities including volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, and recognition
  • Collect qualitative quotes from Athletes, parents, and volunteers regarding program impact
  • Directly survey Athletes and caregivers and analyze data for grant reporting purposes
  • Outreach to local organizations and parent groups to grow youth athlete participation
  • Assist in building partnerships in the community that enhance KEEN’s mission
  • Maintain attendance for athletes and coaches during sessions
  • Facilitate activities within programs
  • Aid in planning awareness and/or fundraising events for the organization
  • Other projects as assigned

Program Days & Hours:

We are currently finalizing our fall schedule. Our programming will take place on weekends and will be based throughout the city as well as online. Program planning tasks can be done any time that is convenient for the intern. A KEEN internship is somewhat flexible in terms of the scheduling and time commitment, but an intern should expect to spend around 5-10 hours weekly working on tasks that will strengthen our programming.