Social change summer?
January 4, 2012 5:29 PM Subscribe
What are some awesome non-profits/other social change organizations based in Chicago or the surrounding areas (northern suburbs would actually be ideal)?
posted by kylej to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm asking this question as part of a summer internship search. I haven't had much luck with internship search engines, so I was hoping to take a different sort of approach and directly contact organizations that I'd like to work with (if you have any advice on this I'd love to hear about it too).
I'd be really interested to work with organizations that deal with at-risk youth, queer/LGBTQ rights, feminist issues, climate justice, education, human rights or community building, though if you know of an awesome organization that doesn't revolve around one of those causes or whatever I'd still love to hear about it it!
If you have any other general advice about getting an internship that revolves around social change I'd also love to hear it! Thank-you so much for your time! If you have any questions about my specific circumstances I'll definitely be around to answer them, but just in case its relevant I'm a first year at Brown University.