LGMC announces the application process for the Summer of 2019 Nonprofit Intern Leadership Program is now closed. Deadline to apply was Friday, February 8, 2019.

The LGMC Nonprofit Intern Leadership Program has been established to address the growing need for leadership development and succession planning within the nonprofit sector. This LGMC program provides an immersive internship experience that includes hands-on project work and professional development training.

Six interns will be selected for the Summer 2019 program through a competitive application and interview process. Interns will be matched with participating McHenry County, IL nonprofit organizations based on interests, skills, and the host’s specific needs. During the eight-week paid internship, students will gain first-hand knowledge of the McHenry County nonprofit community, its leadership, and organizations. Interns will benefit from working closely with senior leaders and will have an opportunity to build their own leadership skills, understand basic board roles and responsibilities, and increase their nonprofit financial acumen.

Internship Experience

Interns will spend three and one-half days each week with their full-time host organization, and one-half day per week with one of several smaller host organizations. The assignment of these additional nonprofit experiences will broaden the understanding of the full spectrum of nonprofit work within McHenry County.

Each Friday interns will gather as a cohort to engage in professional development training to explore various aspects of effective nonprofit leadership. An action learning project is incorporated to provide an opportunity for immediate integration of new learning.

Intern Eligibility

Applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled full-time at a community college, college, or university
  • Interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Strong academic record (preferably a cumulative 3.0 or above GPA)
  • Proficient English verbal and written communication skills

Intern applications will be accepted through Friday, February 8, 2019. Preference will be given to students who attended McHenry County high schools or are currently residing in McHenry County.

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Nonprofit Leadership Intern Program 2019 Calendar
Intern Application Deadline | Friday, February 8, 2019
Intern Interviews and Host Match | Monday, February 11 – Friday, March 8
Announcement of 2019 Interns | Friday, March 15
Intern Orientation | Friday, May 31
Internship Experience | Monday, June 3 thru Thursday, July 25
Project Presentation Day | Friday, July 26

For more information contact:
Teresa Dailey
Program Coordinator
815-337-8750 |

2019 Program Hosts

Family Health Partnership Clinic
Mission: To improve the health status of the community and reduce the negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the under served with compassion and respect.

Hearthstone Communities - Early Learning Center
Mission: We are committed to making every child's early educational experience a rewarding one through a strong commitment to Christian values, inter-generational activities, and an interactive early learning environment.

Independence Health & Therapy
Mission: Family Alliance, Inc, and Adult & Child Therapy Services both have long histories of helping others achieve independence. They are now merging together as one organization to continue and expand that mission. As these two Woodstock organizations merge, they will form Independence Health & Therapy.

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
Mission: To encourage, enrich and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals, and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting.

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
Mission:  Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences

Options & Advocacy for McHenry County
Mission: To empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy and the coordination of service options for a better life.