LGMC is pleased to announce the launch of the Nonprofit Intern Leadership Program.

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.

Five interns will be selected for the Summer 2018 pilot 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.

Once a week, interns will gather as a cohort to engage in professional development training that explores the varied 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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 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 2018 Calendar
Intern Application Deadline | Wednesday, January 31
Intern Interviews and Host Match | Monday, February 12 – Friday, March 9
Announcement of 2018 Interns | Friday, March 16
Intern Orientation | Friday, June 1
Internship Experience | Monday, June 3 thru Thursday, July 26
Project Presentation Day | Friday, July 27

For more information contact:
Catherine Jones
Program Coordinator
815-337-8750 |

2018 Program Hosts

Adult and Child Therapy Services
Mission: To inspire hope, develop independence and promote well-being in our patients and their families through one-on-one physical, speech and occupational therapy.

Family Alliance, Inc
Mission: To provide adults, caregivers, and families with programs and services which promote an enhanced quality of life.

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 underserved with compassion and respect.

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.

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.