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Field Visits and Internships

College Partnerships

We have had the opportunity to partner and collaborate with several colleges, universities, and community organizations.

College Partnerships and Field Visits

Students at varying education levels – undergrad, masters, even Ph.D. candidates come by for a site visit, knowledge gathering in field exploration. Whether visiting, volunteering, field study, or internship, we are happy to show the next generation of change-makers and possible champions of individuals with disabilities the capabilities of our agency.

We are grateful for our partnerships with:

  • University of Champaign Urbana
  • Fox College
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwestern to Benefit Special Olympics
  • Neuroscience Society of Loyola
  • Oakton Community College

Internship Programs

We have host many internships

To date we have had interns from:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Loyola University
  • Northeastern University
  • Dominican University

Interested in an Internship?

An internship at The Douglas Center gives the student an opportunity to work with adults with developmental disabilities and experience how these populations struggle with mental health. The internship is designed to give a greater understanding of a diverse group of individuals and offers a unique experience. Some internships available are case management, 1:1 counseling, fundraising, programming, marketing, and virtual groups. A supervisor takes a mentorship approach. We welcome ambitious, creative, collaborative candidates.

For more information David Banas or call 847-674-1921