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
    • 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 and Summer 2024.
    • If interested in 2024-2025 academic year, we have 1st and Advanced Standing/2nd year MSW Social Work law intern positions. Please reach out and ask for the job description.
  • Community Organizing internship inquiries, email Wayne Richard
  • Communications/Marketing internship inquiries, email Vanessa Alvarez
    • Interested in interning this Summer of 2024? Reach out and ask for the job description.
  • 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.