Local Grant Funded Internship Opportunities

Augustana College has received grant funds from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to support local partner organizations to provide paid internships for students whose hometown is in the state of Illinois. The purpose of this program is to provide more opportunities for Illinois resident students to have professional experiences related to their field of study. Grant funds will be used to pay students an hourly wage ($16/hour.) Emerging Professionals internships must be registered for at least 0 credit.

Below are the organizations and opportunities available for Summer 2023. To apply for these positions, follow the link on the title of the position you are interested in:

The City of East Moline

  • Environmental Health Intern: Work directly with the Health Inspector; Enter violations and notes into the code enforcement database; Track violation status and re-inspections; Fill in and mail out violation notices; Receive incoming complaints and passing on to the appropriate department

GiGi’s Playhouse
GiGi’s Playhouse is a Down syndrome achievement center with the mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome.

  • Marketing Intern: Assist with social media presence; Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter; draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories; Manage GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities Blog
  • Program Facilitator: Help oversee group programs when staff is not available. The facilitator will be responsible for greeting families and volunteers, ensuring those in attendance sign in, helping ensure the program runds moothly and helping set up and/or clean up for the program. Training will be provided. This is a great opportunity for a student interested in education, special education, non-profit programming, and more!

Quad City Botanical Center
Bringing people and plants together in fun and meaningful ways.

  • Education Intern: Assist the education coordinator in day-to-day tasks such as facilitating field trips and day camps, give tours, assist with educational lectures and classes, and help prepare for educational programs. This position is strongly recommended towards students majoring in education and/or biology. As well as students who have experience working with children, have organizational and communication skills, and/or have museum/botanical garden volunteering/work experience.

World Relief Quad Cities
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. We partner with local churches/faith communities and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

  • Media and Grant Writing Intern: Manage social media posts; Assist in grant writing initiatives
  • RSS Intern: Case management and transportation; Education
  • Education Intern: English tutoring; Bus trainings; Teaching cultural orientations to newly arrived families
  • Food Security Intern: Help families apply for WIC online or in person; Ensure all families receive their WIC and know how to use it; Assist with monthly food pantry
  • Housing Intern: Assist housing team with setting up homes for newly arriving families; Grocery shop for families before they arrive; Assist Community Engagement Manager in tracking all incoming donations

City of Moline

As a public media service of Western Illinois University, WQPT-PBS actively serves a diverse audience throughout the West Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa regions. WQPT and our supporters are committed to providing free access to life-long learning and entertainment, fostering educational success and cultural competency within our communities.

  • Education Outreach & Special Projects: Schedule and coordinate PBS Ambassador workshops for the summer schedule; Provide support for First Book donation program; Assist with social media promotions; Present educational workshops (reading, coding, etc.) based on PBS programs; Assist with the planning and implementation of WQPT events; Represent WQPT in the community at events, festivals, libraries and schools; Assist with the creation of promotional flyers for events; Perform light clerical office work duties; Perform other related duties as assigned by the Educational Outreach and Development Departments
By Bobbie Tidball
Bobbie Tidball