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research lead | intern role

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let's co-create.

we're looking for individuals to be integral members of the team; ensuring office operations run smoothly; (activities include managing our online community, courses, and student movement programs).

Our work disrupts inequity in well-being by creating access to trauma-informed movement and mindfulness programs within under-resourced Chicago communities & schools. Woke Chicago partners with leaders in under-resourced communities to create accessible movement & meditation guidance for students, faculty, staff & parents.


We are a non-profit (501c3) organization & not affiliated with any religious or political groups. WOKE Chicago does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Grant Writing Intern Role 

Full Job Description

Woke Chicago creates access to trauma-informed movement & mindfulness programs within under-resourced communities. We are looking for someone who is taking marketing and looking to work for an impactful non-profit helping Chicago communities, while gaining experience and credits for school.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with a non-profit, and excited to put their skills to the test through marketing and social media. 

The work you will be doing with WOKE embodies the deep roots of what yoga really is, and how it’s related to social justice. You will learn about how mindfulness directly affects our mental health, and the importance that it's available for everyone. 

There are many ways to gain valuable hands-on-experience in the form of internships, fieldwork, or shadowing opportunities. 

Internship Eligibility Requirements

  • Internships are open to high school Juniors, Seniors & College students

  • Internships are paid ($100 per month) and students may be able to receive course credit from their educational institution

  • Schedule to be determined to fit candidate’s availability, the requirements of their educational institution, and course credit requirements

  • Currently accepting Spring/Summer 2022 internship applications, ability to accommodate will be determined by field placement and ability to meet safety requirements within the program

Job Description

The Grant writing team aims to raise funds to ensure the financial viability and stability of the non-profit organization to then help spread awareness on Mental Health.


  • Working under the direct supervision of the Grant Writer

  • Work with Research Administration, Finance and departmental research teams to ensure grant proposals and budgets receive proper internal approvals prior to submission

  • Attend meetings with internal staff and donors

  • Update Grant Folder/ Spreadsheet

  • Exhibit exceptional written skills

  • Mindful of presenting yourself in a professional manner

  • Enjoy working independently, and as part of a team

  • Thrive on working well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Aim to be flexible, and always maintain a positive attitude while representing the policies, priorities and values of The Minority psychology network

  • Encourage attendance at donor meetings/events, including follow-up



  • Have a love for social impact work and at least a High School Junior/Senior

  • Please send your cover letter and resume to

    • In your cover letter tell us why you want to intern with a non-profit, and what skills you have that you can bring to this position that is unique to you.