The National Federation of the Blind of Illinois Announces Internship Opportunities

Know anyone in need of that all important first job?

The National Federation of the Blind of Illinois will sponsor high school and college students who wish to intern to obtain job experience. Students can work for up to 240 hours and NFBI will pay a stipend. Internships are designed to explore career goals or strengthen résumés.

We believe that blindness can be reduced to a nuisance and that we can live the lives we want. Students can apply to the National Federation of the Blind by visiting

Internships may be done over the Summer, spread out over a semester or two, during a combination of Summer and school year or even on Winter break. This program has a strong mentoring component. Students will be matched with successful blind adults.

Ashley Griggs, a past recipient said, “I chose to intern at a Montessori school in the 3-6 year old classroom. The children and staff were all lovely people. We learned from each other. The teachers and staffed learned a little about working with a blind individual while I learned more about myself and my career path… I have truly discovered what I am meant to do in life.”


students must apply six weeks before they hope to begin interning.

Additional Information:

For more information about our internships, please contact Debbie Stein at (773) 203-1394 or

Application Form:

Internship Reports

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