Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Kickoff!

Yesterday, Illinois Campus Compact (ILCC) kicked off our Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. This internship program is a partnership between Campus Compact and Tyson Foods to provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in the community.

This program provides 40 nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area, and Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Council Bluffs, Iowa with a grant of $3,000-3,500 to hire a qualified college student for the summer.

20 of the 40 nonprofits are the following Chicago area organizations,

Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors

BEDS-Plus Care

Bridge Communities

Cambodian Association of Illinois

Center for Economic Progress

Common Threads

Erie Neighborhood House

Gads Hill Center

Garfield Park Community Council

Global Garden Refugee Training Farm

Hanul Family Alliance

Illinois Hunger Coalition

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois University

Northside Community Resources

Seven Generations Ahead

South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)

St. Leonard’s Ministries

The Talking Farm

World Relief Chicago

These positions offer experience in volunteer supervision, marketing, finance, fundraising, nonprofit development, and numerous other fields.

During the kick-off event we learned that the new Tyson Foods Interns come from colleges and universities not only throughout Illinois, but also several out of state schools. They bring a plethora of different majors, expertise, and interests together with the common goal of making a positive impact on the community they work with.

Be sure to follow Tyson Foods on Facebook and Twitter, as well as ILCC, so you can learn about all the work that these interns will do in the next eight weeks. You can also track their work by following #TysonCommunities and #TysonFoodGrants on either social media platform.