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COVID-19 Services/Response:

Our thanks to the remarkable staff, partners, donors, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of those least able to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We are in your debt.

Service Update:

  • For urgent needs, please call 312-655-7700
  • Meals to go are available at Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers. Catholic Charities has suspended all senior group activities and adult day care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our home care services continue, and are following a more sophisticated protocol as there are seniors who have no one to drop off groceries and provide basic hygiene assistance.
  • Food pantries and evening meal programs will continue to provide food depending on supplies and safe distribution protocols. Please check under Our Services/Emergency Services for locations and phone numbers.
  • Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call your case worker or program contact if you need assistance.

How You Can Help:
Due to COVID-19 exposure risks, we are unable to take donations of clothing or food from individuals or groups at this time.  

  • Please consider a contribution. The need for financial assistance and program support for those who were only just making ends meet will grow significantly with lost wages and other impact from the pandemic.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, or bleach wipes are needed and can be dropped at any Catholic Charities location. 
  • When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose Catholic Charities so we might benefit from your purchase. 
  • Volunteers needed to pack food at pantries.  If you are not in a high risk category and are willing to help, please email Andrew McKernin at Protective gear provided. Health protocols enforced. 
  • Thank the human service workers, first responders, and grocery/gas station/coffee vendors in your life and when you see them in action.

For more information on COVID19, visit the CDC website.

Student Internships

We Have Been Providing Student Internships for Decades...

Catholic Charities of Chicago has been providing internships to social workers and other licensed counselors for decades. Our 98-year history providing competent services for individuals, families, the young and the elderly is recognized by the Council On Accreditation (COA) as well as by other national organizations. Understanding people and their needs is just part of the work of the many Catholic Charities professionals providing services to over 1 million people annually in Cook and Lake Counties.

Catholic Charities provides a learning environment where individuals can observe real world examples of concepts previously studied only in the classroom in order to increase their knowledge and competence within a social service environment. Our core values of Respect, Compassion, Caring and Stewardship engage our employees from diverse talents, backgrounds and experiences who speak multiple languages.

Our Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) provide field instruction for student interns in the areas of: Community Counseling, Drug/Alcohol Addiction Prevention, Senior Services, Maternity and Adoption services, Shelter Care and other programs.

Academic internships/externships are available in the areas of Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, and Accounting/Finance and other college majors. Please look below to check for the latest internship job postings, if available, and apply for any areas of interest.

Send resumes with a cover letter to express your area of interest if an internship posting is not available to Staff Development and Education at

Thank you for considering an internship/externship in support of Catholic Charities' mission to serve those in need.

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  For purposes of OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) compliance, all initial submissions received through this website will be treated as job seekers.

Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654


“I find myself learning from different people here at Catholic Charities and am constantly presented with numerous opportunities to learn things I would never learn in a classroom. Every day I am faced with challenges that allow me to further develop my skills and find my identity as a working professional.”
Employee Assistance Program Intern – Beatriz, Spring 

“Overall, this internship has been a wonderful learning experience and has allowed me great insight into the accounting process for a non-for-profit organization.”   
Central States Institute Accounting Intern – Daniel, Summer

“I have had a great experience here at CC. I had a sense of autonomy in my work and responsibilities. […..] observant of my interests and talents and tailored my projects accordingly.”  
Marketing & Outreach Intern – Elizabeth, Summer