Careers at Y.O.U.

As a positive youth development agency, our culture revolves around celebrating and developing the talents of our youth and staff alike. We are seeking passionate, driven, and culturally competent talent to assist in delivering high-quality, intentional programming to the youth and families we support every day.

Interested in joining our permanent staff? Our job opportunities are posted on our organizational page on Idealist. Please visit this site to learn about our current opportunities!

Interested in becoming an AmeriCorps Serve or VISTA Member? Our AmeriCorps Serve members act as mentors and workshop leaders within our afterschool and summer programs. VISTAs engage in projects focused on poverty alleviation in the community and enhancing Y.O.U.'s capacity.  Learn more about joining our next yearlong cohort of AmeriCorps members and apply today!

Interested in working with us as a university student intern or fellow? Currently enrolled students at Loyola, Northwestern University, NEIU, Columbia College and National Louis are encouraged to view our Work Study opportunities. For all others, we offer fellowships for the school year and summer as learning and professional development opportunities in the areas of youth development, education, and nonprofit management.

Interested in a clinical internship? Please email your cover letter and resume to

Y.O.U. Works

Workplace Culture: Our organization is values driven. Y.O.U. pursues progressive organizational and talent practices which include:

  • Comprehensive performance appraisals
  • A Culture Committee that continuously develops and supports our organizational values
  • An extensive professional development and training infrastructure
  • A team-oriented culture that is supported by cross-departmental “mix-it-up lunches” and happy hours  
  • An organizational emphasis on high-quality staff supervision
  • An annual workplace excellence survey that leads to continuous improvement
  • A care and supportive infrastructure for work-life balance

Tangible and Intangible Benefits: We look to attract and keep talent through comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental & Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending & Transit Accounts
  • Holidays: 12+ paid holidays
  • Vacation: Up to 15 days of paid vacation annually
  • Sick Leave: Up to 12 days of paid sick leave annually
  • Competitive salary practices
  • A flexible, friendly, and supportive work environment


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