Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spring 2013 Internship Opportunities

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs offers undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students the chance to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through internships. While intern responsibilities vary by department, tasks may include researching prospective speakers, donors, studies, and corporate members, writing communications, assisting in the development of marketing/program materials, audience and outreach development, administrative duties (filing, faxing, data entry, preparing mailings, assembling program/
meeting materials), assisting at Council events, and other projects as assigned.

To qualify, students must have an academic major or personal interest in international affairs, possess excellent research, writing, and verbal communications skills, be detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities, and possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week. While internships are unpaid, the Council does offer limited local travel reimbursement to and from the office. Interns also receive a complimentary, one-year membership with The Chicago Council.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter (specifying dates and hours of availability), résumé, and a two-page writing sample (e.g. paper and/or excerpt from school, relevant to Council) as Word documents to Applications for 2013 Winter/Spring Internships are being accepted through November 15th.   For more information, click here to download a flyer about the internship.

The Pritzker Military Library is now taking applications for student interns. These internships are ideal for History and English majors as well as GLIS students. Interns will create bibliographies and pathfinders as well as learn how to conduct reference interviews, work in our catalogue, and maintain the circulation desk. Student internships require 6 hours each week to be completed on 1 pre-scheduled day for a minimum of eight weeks. For more information on internships, click here for a flyer. Please send resumes and cover letters to Christy Stanford at

The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is looking for a motivated student interested in contributing to and becoming an integral part of the DANK Museum including the Willy Scharpenberg Gallery featuring multi-media art exhibits.

The duties of the intern will include, but are not limited to:
• Research German and German American history regarding our permanent collection and incoming acquisitions
• Keep up to date with current German cultural trends as well as local German American artists with the intent of scheduling exhibits
• Coordinate with visiting curators and artists regarding set up and tear down of exhibits, opening and closing receptions and general hospitality
• Conduct tours of the exhibits for group and individual tours
• Oversee the DANK Museum’s Saturday operating hours
• Work closely with the Marketing Team to expand press contacts to include the local museum and art community
• Communicate with other organizations featuring culturally-focused museums and galleries
• Contribute to print material design, production and distribution

Deadline for Spring 2013 application: December 15th.  Please contact Keith Vogel ( for more information and to submit CV and cover letter.  For a flyer with more information, click here.

The Swedish American Museum is looking for interns to work on an ongoing Oral History project. Interns would have the opportunity to help design interview questions, conduct interviews with individuals and help process the interviews for research and retrieval. Interns working on this project may also be asked to help with other special projects as needed.  Interested students should email Karin Abercombie ( at the Museum.

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