Internships

At Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter, students from around the world are provided opportunities for learning that are as diverse as the elders we serve and the programs we offer.

Just some of the majors which fit with our programs include Art Therapy, French, Gerontology, Nursing, Marketing, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology and Spanish.

Types of Internships

Program Assistant
One year, full-time or part-time commitment.  As a program assistant, you ensure that our elders have a relationship with a compassionate person. This is a unique experience to discover the real needs of older adults.
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Intergenerational Visiting Program Intern
4-12 month commitment, 5-10 hours per week. Effective communication and the ability to establish meaningful relationships with six or more elders. You will gain experience in the field of aging and make new friends by participating in social activities for elders and volunteers.
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Art Program Assistant
One year, full-time commitment. The main responsibility of the Art Program Assistant will be to create and develop art activities for family visiting, homebound elders, intergenerational programs and the Creative Cafe. You will also will be responsible for reaching out to the elders in friendship and celebration of life. This is a unique experience to discover the real needs of older adults.
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Work Study
9-12 month commitment, 10-19 hours per week.  You establish meaningful friendships with six or more elders. You engage elders in outings, luncheons and other social opportunities while gaining experience in the field of aging.

Nursing (Summer Internship)
June-August commitment.

Summer Visitor Program
10-12 week commitment. Read full description.

For further information email Christine Bertrand or call (312) 455-1000.

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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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