This paid internship is in honor of 1949 Illinois graduate Barbara Seaquist Williams whose dedication to volunteerism inspired countless. This position provides the opportunity for a student to work with the Champaign-Urbana community and its ever-changing needs. The intern will engage in public service-related activities and organize office projects related to volunteerism, and the intern’s major and interest areas. The intern will network with social service and nonprofit professionals in the field and help develop a climate of community engagement on and off-campus. The intern will also learn skills in project management, managing team members, and program administration.

Interns will be expected to complete a signature project related to service that will require research, analysis and the planning and execution of a final presentation. For further questions, please contact the Office of Volunteer Programs.


  • Will be either a junior or senior class status beginning Fall 2020
  • Previous volunteer or leadership experience
  • Ability to work with diverse population of students and organizations
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated program and project management skills
  • High academic achievement (a minimum 2.8/4.0 GPA)
  • Completion of an Illinois Leadership Center I-Program 
  • Available to work 12-15 hours per week for both fall and spring semesters, plus attend staff meetings as requested
  • Assists with Days of Service, Donation Drives, Service Saturdays, and other programming that forwards the mission of Volunteer Programs, Student Engagement, and Student Affairs
  • Designs and implements Service After Dark Welcome Week Programs with support of Volunteer Programs professional staff
  • Pay Rate: $11/hr.


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