Little City Intern
Little City Foundation - Palatine, IL

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Unpaid Intern


The Intern provides support for day-to-day operations by performing the essential duties outlined below. The intern provides administrative and staff support to the programs and services of the Little City Foundation. The internship provides an opportunity to work closely with or through the Executive Director, Program Directors and/or Development in management responsibilities including community projects coordination, grant evaluation, non-profit support services, communications, resource management, donor services, human resources and information management. The intern will receive a well-rounded experience of the various facets of a non-profit foundation and will also gain a valuable working relationship with numerous non-profit, governmental, and community organizations.


  • Assists with project coordination on various foundation projects

  • Provides general management assistance, data analysis, correspondence, database management, and special projects.

  • Attends foundation staff meetings and Board/Committee meetings.

  • Attends professional training, conferences, and meetings as agreed upon.

  • Work with community partners such as businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, governmental bodies, and non-profit organizations to coordinate initiatives and raise awareness of the foundation.

  • Attend community networking and committee meetings, representing the foundation.

  • Assist with public presentations to groups and organizations in order to promote the foundation.

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the foundation.

  • Work with office equipment including but limited to computer workstation, printer, copier, fax machine, and paper shredder.

  • Completes other duties as assigned –If the intern is interested in a particular topic or function, efforts will be made to provide such experiences.

    • Good judgment/discretion
    • Effective at relationship building
    • Fundamental concern for others
    • Highly organized and attentive to detail
    • Able to work independently and manage multiple priorities
    • Energetic and committed to LCF’s mission and values.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • An entrepreneurial attitude, creative thinking mindset and attentive to detail
    • Ability to work with diverse groups
    • Computer proficiency
    • Strong work ethic

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (include education and/or experience required, certificates, licenses, computer skills required, special skills required, etc).
    • Candidate for a Master’s Degree
    • Computer skills including typing, email and application of MS Office Suite
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (List the physical skills and physical effort required to perform the job)
    • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
    WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The environment in which the work is performed, including the mental demands, emotional demands and working conditions)
    • Will be working with Little City staff in a variety of environments from meetings to operational observations.

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