Girls in the Game – Internships

Categories Community Development, Education, Health / Wellness, Youth
Job Information

Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls aged 7 through 18. Our year-round continuum of programs reaches 3,500 girls in and around Chicago each year and includes after school programs, a five-week summer camp, one-day health fests, a year-round teen leadership development program, and family events. Interns lead group activities for girls including sports instruction, health education, and leadership development. 


Coaches: Girls in the Game is actively looking for qualified individuals to serve as after school program coaches and assistant coaches throughout Chicago. Not a champion athlete? Don’t worry! A positive attitude, high energy, and a desire to work with youth is all you need. Girls in the Game provides training and a co-coach for every site.

Coaches work with students after school once a week on sports, health, and leadership development.  Girls in the Game is currently located in 25 schools throughout Chicago and facilitate 10 week-3 season cycles. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis, but it’s preferable to have the capacity to commit for an entire season (10 weeks) or longer.

*In addition to after school coaches, Girls in the Game is open to developing internships in other areas of the organization (examples listed below) for students interested in learning and/or developing in more traditional non profit roles. If this is something that you might be interested in please specify in application.

Development Intern: Gain broad experience in all areas of nonprofit fundraising and marketing, with the option of focusing on one area of interest. Development interns gain experience working in an office setting, attending staff meetings, professional communications, data entry in a database, special event production, funder relations, and government outreach.

Administrative Intern: Administrative interns will perform a variety of entry-level professional administrative work, gradually increasing in level of difficulty and responsibility as the intern receives on-the-job training related to the business, technological, and operational activities at Girls in the Game. Interns gain experience in: working in an office setting, attending staff meetings, professional communications, data entry and reporting in and QuickBooks.

Programs Intern: Program interns gain experience in direct service program delivery as well as program development and administration. Program interns lead group activities for girls including sports and health instruction and leadership development, and may participate in program evaluation and staff meetings and trainings. Interns also gain experience in professional communications and data management.

Summer Counselor Intern: Summer Counselors are active participants in our annual Summer Day Camp during the month of July. Counselors engage small groups of campers through sports, health and nutrition and life skill activities during day and overnight camp. Interns will assist with attendance records, forms and other related materials as needed for daily groups and help with daily operations of camp, including assisting the Specialists and Camp Manager

All internships at Girls in the Game are unpaid. However, Girl in the Game provides interns with a rich and meaningful workplace experience, and can work with your college or university to apply your experience for credit.