Are you someone that wants to be part of 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 that 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 who work, intern, and volunteer with CCH. We are strengthened by our diversity and 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 are listed below. Those interested in an internship should email our staff contacts, also listed. We look forward to talking with you.

Employment Opportunities

Community Organizing

  • Associate Director of Strategic Campaigns – see details here
  • Senior Field Organizer – see details here

Please send resume and cover letter


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 2022-23 academic year internship vacancies.
  • Law student internship inquiries, email Arturo Hernandez
    • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Law social work internship inquires, email Christy Beretta
    • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.
    • If interested this coming Summer 2024 or next school year, we have 1st and Advance Standing/2nd year MSW Social Work Law Interns. Please reach out and ask for a job description if interested.
  • Community Organizing internship inquiries, email Wayne Richard
  • Communications/Marketing internship inquiries, email Vanessa Alvarez
    • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Development internship inquiries, email Michael Nameche

CCH places about 20 interns a year 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.