Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Join Our Team
By joining our team, you have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of African immigrants and refugees.

UAO offers professional development, personal fulfillment, and an environment where your talent and contributions are valued by the organization and the community-at-large. The UAO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

ABOUT UAO

The United African Organization (UAO) is a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois. UAO engages in public policy advocacy, direct service, community education, as well as coalition-building to strengthen our movement to end racism, criminalization and economic disenfranchisement of Black immigrants and refugees.

Become a Member today!

Below is table showing membership categories with applicable dues:
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Current Openings

Legal Assistant / Paralegal


Immigrant Family Case Worker


Entrepreneurship Instructor

Internship Opportunities

If you are a college student or recent graduate, the UAO is ideal for developing skills and experience while working. Internship opportunities are available throughout the year. Our interns have diverse backgrounds—from Psychology, Social Work, Justice Studies, Law, International Relations, Public Health, Public Policy, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Information Technology and many more.

Internships are unpaid.

Requirements:
  • Each intern must meet any designated minimum requirements for the specific internship.
  • A commitment to the internship and a consistent schedule.
Benefits:
  • Experience with a non-profit organization and the chance to make a significant contribution to the community.
  • Gain experience within a field of study and work with knowledgeable staff.
  • A chance to work in a fun environment and network with new people.
Intern Positions:

Communications Intern

Policy Advocacy & Research Intern

Community Health Intern

Data Analyst Intern

Fundraising Intern

Immigration Legal Intern

Communications Intern


Policy Advocacy & Research Intern


Community Health Intern


Data Analyst Intern


Fundraising Intern


Immigration Legal Intern

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the United African Organization (UAO). Volunteers are an invaluable part of our advocacy and organizing projects to enhance civic participation and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

For more information or to express interesting in volunteering, contact us at 312-949-9980 or volunteer@uniteafricans.org

Citizenship Volunteer


Technology Volunteer

Email info@uniteafricans.org or call 312-949-9980, for any further information.