LUV Institute-Internships

Categories Anti-Violence, Community Development, Health / Wellness, Women, Youth
Job Information

The Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Instituteis a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports young people, ages 11-24, who face challenges with college and career readiness. We set out to provide the foundational skills they need for successful navigation by using literacy, art, and well-being (LAW) as pathways to the workforce of tomorrow.

Our mission is to provide hope, skills, and opportunity to at-risk and economically challenged young people to disrupt violence and other negative social behaviors while preparing them for academic success and sustainable employment. ​​


Program Intern(s) work to support one or more than one of the programs outlined below:

Careers Academy

The Journey to My Better Self Career Academy (J2MBS-CA) prepares at-risk 9th through 12th grade students and young adults, ages 18 to 24, to be job-ready for economically sustainable employment in high-growth industries and occupations. The academy’s career development and skills courses combine academic, career and technical curricula to enrich teaching and learning, and to focus on careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), manufacturing and education.

Entrepreneurship Program

The Journey to My Better Self Entrepreneurship Program (J2MBS-EP) is a program for youth and young adults, ages 16 to 24, interested in entrepreneurship. The program helps them learn career development and explore the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Through role-playing, modeling, reflective exercises and small group discussions, participants learn how to put into action and practice life-enhancing skills that can help them create the type of life that they desire and dream of.  Students will create a product that will be sold in popup stores and kiosks.

After-School Empowerment Program

The Journey to My Better Self After School Empowerment Program (J2MBS-AEP) is an innovative after-school program for elementary and middle school students, which focuses on basic literacy, artistic expression and wellness (LAW). All of the evidence-based strategies implemented are specifically designed to promote improved academic achievement; encourage the development and maintenance of healthy lifestyles; provide conflict resolution and team building strategies; develop partnerships with parents and families to strengthen community involvement; foster artistic expression and cultural enrichment; and empower students to be productive citizens and community leaders through service and mentorship.

Potential Intern Responsibilities

Intern role will be created based on student(s) experiences/interests.

*LUV Institute is located in Bronzeville. Helpful if student has a car, but not required.