One Summer Chicago (YDAC) Youth District Advisory Council- Intern

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

One Summer Chicago- Intern

Youth District Advisory Council

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. CCC partners with One Summer Chicago annually to provide youth with employment and enrichment opportunities during the summer months.

The Youth District Advisory Council is a unique opportunity to address community concerns in neighborhoods across Chicago. This is a partnership with the Chicago Police Department that provides mentorship to students and highlights career opportunities with their scope. Internship hours may vary due to duties outside of traditional program hours with a max of 20 hours a week for youth participants and is designed to develop and contribute to the overall community policing efforts. This role is designed to build upon engagement strategies that encourage positive community interactions, youth mentoring and engagement programs with young adults ages 18-24 and police officers.


The One Summer Chicago initiative encourages students to gain experience in their prospective fields by placing them in areas and departments aligned with their area of study whenever possible. Students are able to use their wages towards educational and living expenses.

One Summer Chicago jobs are available in areas such as academic departments, laboratories, libraries, administrative offices, student centers and off-campus locations such as Chicago Police Districts as part of the YDAC program.

YDAC’s ultimate goal is to build a better relationship between youth & police. This opportunity will allow interns to help youth develop a voice within CPD, prepare youth leaders for tomorrow, equip youth with tools to build safer communities through youth organizing, and community conversations to address community violence.

Participants will work towards creating a mini community resource booklet for youth, photo collage, power point presentation, video presentation, art display or other project to highlight their experience in the program and propose ideas for positive change in the community.


· Chicago Police Department (students will be assigned to one of the 22 Chicago Police districts)


· Student will assist at reception desk, greeting students, faculty and staff entering office

· Assists staff in the day-to-day functions of the Office.

· Provides support on various projects and assignments as needed.

· Provides general office support including but not limited to filing, faxing, photocopying, and Data entry.

· Adheres to the City Colleges of Chicago Customer Services Excellence Standards.

· Assist with timekeeping and daily attendance of YDAC leadership members

· Organize and assist Officer when needed

· Encouraged participants to gain and develop skills to be a leader in their community

· Assist YDAC leadership participants in creating a project that reflects there six weeks together.

· Other duties as assigned.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older, have work permit consent, and eligible to work in the United States
  • Be a City of Chicago resident
  • Current City Colleges of Chicago students that were or are enrolled in Spring 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024
  • Complete One Summer Chicago online application here
  • Minimum Qualifications: Available to participate in the program starting June 24, 2024 and end on August 2, 2023. These dates may be subject to change depending on the department/partner organization. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Promotes a positive role model and favorable public image as City Colleges of Chicago representative.
  • Adheres to the City Colleges of Chicago Customer Services Excellence Standards.
  • Good interpersonal skills with a positive attitude and demonstrably self-motivated. 
  • Ideal candidates possess leadership skills congruent with the values and standards of the Chicago Police Department, such as strong organizational skills, problem solving abilities and be self-motivated.

City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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