McCormick Community Internship

Now Accepting Applications

The Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and Community Service Studies is accepting applications for the McCormick Community Internship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The McCormick Foundation has generously established an endowment at DePaul's Steans Center in order to provide funding for internships in community-based organizations that allow DePaul undergraduates to apply their knowledge and skills to benefit an organization while simultaneously providing the student with valuable work experience. This internship is reserved for our best and brightest DePaul junior and senior undergraduates who have exhibited a commitment to community action, service, and academic excellence from all disciplines and departments at DePaul.

Successful applicants will have developed a project in collaboration with a community organization that can take up to three-quarters to complete and utilize their individual talents, experiences and academic expertise. Applicants are encouraged to develop an independent study with a faculty member that links the internship experience to academic learning. Interns receive up to $1,200 per academic quarter, the final payment of which is contingent upon the delivery of a final product (e.g., a report for a community organization). At the end of the quarter, McCormick interns will present their final projects at the Service Speaks banquet to be held in May 2014. The presentations will highlight the work they did at the organization with clear demonstration of an achieved goal.


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate status, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Previous experience in a minimum of one Community-based Service learning (CbSL) Course (or equivalent).

To Apply

  • Please submit the following on the Campus Job Board (
    • Resume that demonstrates substantial commitment to civic engagement and emerging leadership qualities
    • Cover Letter
    • Current DePaul transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • To be submitted in hard copy to Karlyn Kattenbraker's mailbox at the Steans Center, 2233 N. Kenmore Ave - Faculty Hall:
    • McCormick application (follow link below)
    • Completed project proposal signed by a community site supervisor (1-2 pages)
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor familiar with your work
  • If you have any further questions about this internship, please refer to the FAQs document at the bottom of the website, or you may contact Karly Kattenbraker at

Requirements if Accepted

  • 100 hours of work at the internship site
  • Completion of proposed project
  • Written final reflection
  • Participation in three reflection sessions with coordinator and fellow McCormick interns
  • Presentation at the Steans Center annual Service Speaks conference(May 2014)

Past Internships have included

  • Marketing and Public Relations Intern, Division Street Business Development Association
  • Employment Specialist, World Relief
  • Education Specialist, Interfaith Youth Core

Deadline for Fall 2015 Internships

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5 pm

Application Form

Please send the application, project proposal and letter of recommendation in hard copy to:

Karly Kattenbraker
Steans Center for Community Based Service Learning
2233 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Resume, cover letter and transcripts should be submitted to the Campus Job Board under:

Job Title: McCormick Intern
Department: Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning

DOC McCormick Application
Project Timeline Template.docx
DOC McComick Internship Application Frequently Asked Questions

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