Northwest Side Housing Center-Internship

Categories Anti-Poverty, Community Development, Community Organizing, Housing
Job Information

The Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) is a HUD-Certified, community-based, nonprofit organization that engages, educates and empowers the community. We accomplish our mission through housing counseling, financial education, community organizing, outreach, advocacy and supportive services.

The NWSHC serves the northwest side of Chicago (primarily the communities Portage Park, Irving Park, Hermosa, Dunning, and Belmont-Cragin). The Housing Center is committed to working to empower community residents to reclaim their communities through housing, education, and financial empowerment. The NWSHC has two main areas of focus home preservation and community organizing.

Core Values:

1 Seek Justice in the community.

2 Empower people to make positive changes.

3 Strengthen neighborhoods through organizing, education, and advocacy.

4 Be accountable to community residents.

5 Serve with compassion, honesty and integrity.


Community Engagement and Youth Programming internships available.

(Internship responsibilities will be curated around students interests and learning objectives)

NWSHC youth organizing works with young adults to provide them with financial education, connecting them with community leaders and increasing their awareness of their community. Our goal is to empower youth through civic engagement programs in order to effectively work with local politicians and stakeholders to improve the quality of life of the youth in Belmont Cragin. Developing out of the Belmont Cragin Quality of Life Plan, our Youth Organizing engages with youth from all over Belmont Cragin, empowering the youth of our community to take action on the issues that affect their daily lives. Working with organizations like Mikva Challenge, After School Matters, and LISC Chicago, we seek to increase the resources and engagement of Belmont Cragin’s future leaders.

Belmont Cragin Youth Task Force

Belmont Cragin Youth Leadership Council

Financial Leadership Program

Potential Internship Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate youth/young adult engagement in schools and community settings
  • Develop/implement curriculum and programming
  • Interact and build relationships with students, parents, educators, and community members
  • Foster a space for leadership development
  • Support social media content curation and implementation
  • Plan public events, engage volunteers, and help facilitate outreach efforts.

*Bilingual-Spanish speaking a plus

*Flexibility to work off site