Spring 20201Cohort

The Humanity First for Illinois Spring 2021 Internship  Program launched on February 22, 2020, and will run until May 21, 2021.​

5 Intern Candidates joined the Humanity First for Illinois Team for 13 weeks of supporting the research, education, and advocacy of our Four Points Forward platform and our ongoing engagement with our stakeholders.


Our 5 Candidates came to the Humanity First for Illinois Team from:


  • Lake Forest College,

  • Knox College,

  • Northwestern University,

  • ​University of Illinois at Chicago, and

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Humanity First for Illinois Internship Program is an educational, stakeholder-focused civic program. All Spring Intern Candidates will work together as a unitied cohort to to reflect each week on their community impact and complete a civic engagement project before the end of their term.

The Humanity First for Illinois Team is excited to be able to support each member of the Spring 2021 Cohort throughout their term. Regular professional development activities are planned that are both manager-led and self-identified. In accordance with our Guiding Principles, the Humanity First for Illinois Internship Program celebrates each of our interns and empowers them to seek out information and knoweldge to prepare them for careers in their respective fields.

Any and all questions about the Spring 2021 Program or the Humanity First for Illinois Internship Program itself can be directed to intern@humanityfirstil.org.

Alysa Berhardt
Democratic Reform

Alysa joins Humanity First for Illinois from Decatur, Illinois, with a commitment to building bridges among communities and through policy. She currently studies Political Science with an emphasis in Law and an Economics minor at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In her local community, Alysa serves as an election judge and a CASA volunteer. Behind the scenes, she spends a great deal of time reading books, learning Italian, engaging in the Braver Angels community, and spending time with her wife. Always investigating how our world works and how we can make it work better, Alysa is eager to create a more perfect union together.