Rainbows Internship Program

The internship program at Rainbows is a varied, high-level work experience that puts students on the frontline of serving in a global non-profit. All interns are required to complete the Rainbows facilitator training and have the option to co-facilitate support groups if they would like. Projects range from assisting with reaching out to potential sites around the world, to translating our materials into other languages, to planning and assisting with fundraising and events, and more.


Intern Opportunities

With our internship opportunities, you receive real-life work experience while also doing good,

Rainbows Family

Interns at Rainbows are treated like part of the “Rainbows family.” They may be invited to participate in staff meetings, help with info tables at resource fairs, assist with presentations to potential sites, set up various events and organize donor drives.


While we are not able to pay our interns, we try to include them as much as possible in excursions, have staff and intern lunches together, celebrate holidays with them, host intern reunions over the summer, and encourage time for interns to get to know one another.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Laura Lindroth, Director of Programming and Community Engagement, at The positions are also posted on Handshake for local universities: Northwestern University, Loyola University, DePaul University and the University of Chicago. In the cover letter, please be sure to include why you want to intern with Rainbows, what you hope to gain from the experience, what you have to offer, what position(s) you are most interested in, how many hours you are able to commit, when you would like to start, and how many semesters you plan to work with us.