Employment Opportunities

Looking for a rewarding career that will also help make a difference in the lives of Illinoisans in need?

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is proud to cultivate a dynamic and diverse work environment, one that plays a critical role in furthering our mission of prevention, education and empowerment. We recruit and retain insightful, motivated employees, who have backgrounds and skills from across the professional spectrum.

All employment opportunities are positioned at our main office in Chicago, Illinois.

Current Staff Openings

Community Engagement Associate

Internship Program

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' internship program helps to increase the public awareness of the NKFI and is designed to give college students or recent graduates an opportunity to complement their formal education with career-related experience. These internships provide students and recent graduates with stimulating and substantive work experience, coupled with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. All work assignments will prove to be beneficial for both the NKFI as well as the students. Each internship position will have clear job descriptions and a designated staff member from the appropriate department who will serve as the main point of contact. Internships are available each summer and at various times throughout the year within community health education, fundraising & special events, and marketing & communications. All internships are unpaid. When applicable, the NKFI will work with schools to provide course credit.

"This internship has significantly improved my college experience because it has felt like a smooth transition to life after school and finding a job. I have now experienced what it is like to live in a city rather than a suburb and it has really helped me delve deeper into my future plans. The idea of life after college is no longer a fantasy but something I am actively planning for and thinking about on a daily basis. Now I just can’t wait for what is to come. I know the skills I have acquired here will help me with my future career and I feel extremely set up for success thanks to the NKFI. I came into this internship ready to learn but with a completely blank slate."


The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants and staff members in every phase of employment without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital or parental status, age, national origin, ancestry, qualified disability (except where the individual cannot perform the essential job functions despite reasonable accommodation), sexual orientation, military discharge, source of income, housing status or other legally protected statuses.