Internship Opportunities

Program Coordinator Internship

Position Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator intern will work with a dynamic group of volunteers and families to create and maintain a bi-monthly recreational program for young people with disabilities.  The Program Coordinator intern will be assigned to a specific KEEN program, listed below, and work with the Executive Director in determining exact position responsibilities based upon the student’s interest in KEEN’s needs. 

For more information or to apply for an internship, please email KEEN Chicago Executive Director, Laura Fillenwarth, at

Specific Tasks

  • Work closely with volunteers to maintain highest standards of safety and fun during KEEN events
  • Direct program activities including volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, and recognition
  • Outreach to local organizations and parent groups to grow youth athlete participation
  • Assist in building partnerships in the community that enhance KEEN’s mission
  • Other projects as assigned
  • Maintain attendance for athletes and coaches during sessions

1) UIC Sport and Fitness Center - 828 South Wolcott Ave, Chicago
2) Loyola Park - 1230 West Greenleaf, Chicago
3) Sky High Sports - 6424 Howard St, Niles
4) Intrigue Dance Center-1937 S Archer
Program Days & Hours:

KEEN Saturdays at UIC
UIC Sports and Swim  Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. 

KEEN Sundays at UIC
UIC Sports and Swim  Meets 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 

KEEN Sundays at Loyola
Sports and Arts  Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.  

Sky High Sports
Meets the first Monday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

KEEN Dance at Intrigue Dance studio
Saturdays. Time varies by season.