Career & Internship Opportunities


No openings at this time.


A great way to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters at the college-student level is to intern with us. Interested persons should contact us at 815-385-3855 or email

Graduate Social Work (M.S.W.) Internship

Students who have acquired a Bachelor’s Degree and are working toward a Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) for internship opportunities in mentoring, school-based prevention, crisis intervention, delinquency intervention, and child welfare.

Undergraduate Program Internship

Students obtaining their Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, or other human services related majors can intern with Big Brothers Big Sisters to learn and understand case management by assisting program staff. Intern case management includes but is not limited to:

  1. Referrals, inquiry/orientation
  2. Intake
  3. Assessment
  4. Eligibility determination
  5. Match recommendation
  6. Matching
  7. Supervision
  8. Closure
  9. Record keeping
  10. Maintenance of confidential records
  11. Referrals

“This was my first real experience that wasn’t reading about helping kids from a textbook. I appreciated all the support and guidance that everyone gave me, as well as the friendships I  formed here. Thank you to everyone that has made interning here so much fun and enjoyable – this year flew by!”     – Kyle, 2018 Intern

Public Relations/Marketing Internship

Provides an opportunity for undergraduate students with a career interest in public relations, marketing, communications, or event planning to observe and/or participate in all management and administrative support functions required to execute a communications/marketing program for a non-profit organization. This includes media relations, donor and volunteer communications, and special events.

Fund Development Internship

Interns work closely with our Fund Development Department primarily focused on Special Events management. There will be opportunities to learn about and participate in different facets of Fund Development, including donor cultivation and stewardship, sponsorship relations, and volunteer and database management.

For more information about working with us, contact the office at 815-385-3855 or email