Spring 20201Cohort

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

6 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 6 Candidates came to the Humanity First for Illinois Team from:


  • Lake Forest College,

  • Knox College,

  • Northwestern University,

  • University of Chicago,

  • ​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.

Alexander Rosen
Education Policy

Alex began his career as an AmeriCorps Member for City Year, after which he went on to teach, experiencing the inequities in the lives of his 46 kindergarten students and their families at Margaret Brent Elementary School. From there, he worked as the Program Director for Gardeneers, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve food equity and reverse the obesity epidemic in Chicago’s South and West Side communities. Alex recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Public Policy with the mission that in the richest country in the world, we must fight for access to basic human dignities–healthcare, education, housing, and food–as a means for economic mobility.

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