DePaul University’s Msgr. John J. Egan Urban Center (EUC) is a university center housed within DePaul’s Loop campus. The center’s broad focus is community development through community/university partnerships. The EUC addresses critical urban problems, and works to alleviate poverty and promote social justice through teaching, service, and scholarship. Like its namesake, Monsignor John J. Egan, the center strives to respond to the question, “What are you doing for justice?”The EUC is currently seeking graduate-level interns to assist with research/evaluation and/or community-based projects. Interns will work between 10 and 25 hours per week, based on skill-level and availability. Students may begin internships during the Summer or Autumn quarter. These are paid positions. Candidates must be:
o Current DePaul graduate students
o Equipped to work in a fast-paced, project-based, team-oriented atmosphere
o Able to work independently and in a time efficient manner
o Available to work in the EUC’s office during business hours
o Willing and able to travel to community meetings and events throughout the city
Additional requirements: Research/Evaluation: Candidates should have experience conducting field research as well as desk studies and be familiar with all steps of the research process from data collection to report writing. Strong research, critical thinking, and communication skills are essential. Excellent writing skills are required. Familiarity with evaluation, Chicago neighborhoods and/or experience working with community-based organizations is advantageous. Community-based projects: Candidates should have experience coordinating or leading programs and working with diverse populations. Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and communication skills are essential. Familiarity with Chicago neighborhoods and/or experience working with community-based organizations is advantageous. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume/CV, references, and writing sample and/or any questions to Nadya Engler at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 20th, 2011. Please put “Graduate Internship” in the subject line of your email.