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. Deadline for applying for Winter and Spring 2014 internships is November 15th.
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.
Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:
• Public and Leadership Programs
• Corporate and Government/Diplomatic Programs
• Global Chicago
• Global Agriculture and Food
• Corporate Relations
• Emerging Leaders Program
• Registration and Database Maintenance
• Marketing and Communication
• Major Gifts/Fundraising
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 email 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. APPLICATIONS FOR 2014 WINTER AND SPRING INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.