Are you someone who wants to be part of a team that works for justice and equity? Are you passionate about organizing people impacted by homelessness to change our community? Do you want to work with a collection of smart, dedicated people who work every day to fulfill the human right to housing? If so, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) welcomes you.

Our history of making real change is thanks to the incredible people working, interning, and volunteering with CCH. We are strengthened by our diversity and by living out our core values. We offer employees a generous benefits package, competitive wages, and the opportunity to work in a supportive environment focused on learning and development.

Information on available employment positions is listed below. Those interested in an internship should email our staff contacts, also listed. We look forward to talking with you.

Employment Opportunities


If interested in an internship at CCH, please contact:

  • Policy internship inquiries, email Sam Paler-Ponce.
    • We are no longer accepting applications for the summer and 2023-24 academic year internship vacancies.
  • Law student internship inquiries, email Arturo Hernandez
  • Law social work internship inquiries
    • We are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2024 and 2024-25 academic year internship vacancies.
  • Community Organizing internship inquiries, email Wayne Richard
  • Communications/Marketing internship inquiries, email Vanessa Alvarez
    • Interested in interning in the 2024 – 25 academic year, check back soon for details.

CCH places about 20 interns yearly with its public policy, community organizing, legal, communications, and development staff. Most interns are college and graduate students earning academic credit. Internships usually run through the academic year or during the summer. CCH offers stipends to all its interns.