Internship Opportunities

Loaves & Fishes is a great place to gain experience in a fast-paced, exciting and mission-driven environment. Interns will work with staff and volunteers to learn skills that align with education goals and career interests. Part-time hours are flexible and vary within each department.  Students must be in their final year of undergrad to apply for the CARES internship position. Graduate students are welcome to apply, but should know that Loaves & Fishes does not have a Social Worker on staff.

We are now accepting applications for Winter or Spring 2020 internships!  

CARES Programs
Community Health

High School Internships

Candidates must possess a passion for supporting non-profit work and serving those in need. Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with our mission and may submit their resumes to Samantha Walden, Volunteer Coordinator at 


Learn about some of Loaves & Fishes Incredible Interns!



Being a part of something that makes a difference in someone’s life was Emma’s favorite part of her internship. Read more…





Makenzie has a strong volunteer background and intends to work in a not-for-profit. Read more 



Parul Venkatesh included an internship at Loaves & Fishes as part of her return to work after raising her children.  Read more…


Harvey, who volunteered as a teen and college intern, interacts with the public at the District 203 Community Picnic. Read more…


Britt displays her weekly healthy recipe as part of No Waste Wednesdays during Hunger Action Month in September. Read more…


During Allie’s internship she helped market events, and even got a chance to work with ABC7 Chicago and Judy Hsu for Chicago Proud!


Arvind Mohan, a senior at Naperville Central High School shares his reflection of his summer internship. Read more…