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Internships

The opportunities listed on this page are not guaranteed by the Career Development and Internships Office, and are listed only as a service to current North Park students. Please contact the office for more information on available assessments and tools for developing your career after college.

Internship Title: Editorial Intern

Company: June Media

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: June Media

Experience: 

  • Attention to detail
  • Social media adeptness
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge in and passion for our content areas
  • The ability to work 15-20 hours per week in our Loop location
  • A degree-in-progress in one of the following: Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, or another applicable field

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 209 W. Jackson Blvd. Ste 702 Chicago, IL 60606

Internship Start: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Internship End: Friday, December 5, 2014

Hours Per Week: 15-20 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Dan Kamys, Senior Editor, careers@junemedia.com, (847) 205-9320

Description: 

June Media is a rapidly expanding online media company based in Chicago’s Loop. We focus on Women from food to health and beauty and careers.

Our main properties are Recipe4Living, SavvyFork, Fit and Fab Living, and Work It, Mom.

We are currently seeking interns who are ready and willing to work in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about working in the realms of food, health and lifestyle publishing.

We are always looking for editorial interns to join our team!

Responsibilities include:
  • Research, write and edit content
  • Create HTML email newsletters
  • Assist with social media
  • Observe and partake in the editorial process of an online media company
  • Work with Google Analytics to help identify keywords and measure content performance
  • Design/Editorial brainstorming including site redesign and new ideas for websites

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Data and Marketing Intern

Company: Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Experience: 

Qualifications:
• Working towards or completed a Bachelors’ Degree in psychology, statistics, or other related field
• Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
• Prefer knowledge of database applications, preferred Efforts to Outcomes (EtO), IWDS, SPSS, etc.

Dress Code: Business casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 4432 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60640

Internship Start: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Internship End: Friday, May 15, 2015

Hours Per Week: 12-20 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: Jessica Newsome, Senior Program Coordinator, jessican@jane-addams.org, (773) 751-7113

Description: 

Development Department:
• Assist with quality management of data, data clean up, and program development within databases
• Generate reports and queries from databases for agency needs
• Perform data analysis to measure program outcomes, successes, challenges, and opportunities
• Assist development director with creating marketing strategies in fulfillment of strategic plan
Manufacturing Skills Program
The Manufacturing Skills Program develops and executes incumbent worker training for JARC’s partner manufacturing firms.
• Assists MSP Director with grants management
• Updates and researches curriculum as needed
• Assists instructors with course prep and wrap-up

Team Functions:
• Participate on marketing team meetings

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Campaign Staff

Company: Alderman Campaign

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Alderman Campaign

Experience: 

Participants should be:
•Detail-oriented, responsible, punctual and motivated.
•Able to work in fast-paced environments with tight deadlines.
•Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as general internet-based research.
•Able to competently represent Anne Shaw campaign to voters and officials over phone and in person.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: P.O. Box 220456 Chicago, IL 60622

Internship Start: Friday, August 15, 2014

Internship End: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hours Per Week: 10-20 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Tina Chu, Campaign Staff, staff4anneshaw@gmail.com, (832) 228-8168

Description: 

The Anne Shaw for 1st ward Alderman Campaign is looking for reliable and committed interns and fellows to assist in planning and executing multiple field activities ASAP. Students can make their own schedule; the only requirement will be to commit a total of 10 – 15 hours per week for the internship program or 15-20 hours per week for the fellowship program.
Program Details: Interns/fellows will assist campaign staff with day-to-day tasks promoting the Anne Shaw campaign. Participants will be able to take lead roles in campaign activities like running phone banks, supporting administrative staff, attending meetings/events with or representing the candidate, coordinating and participating in field work, planning special events/fundraisers, aiding with volunteer recruitment/retention, and more.

•Work side by side with experienced political campaign staff
•Learn the ins and outs of running a professional political campaign
•Demonstrate your skills, knowledge, and capabilities on a wide and receptive platform
•Network with elected officials and Chicago’s political players
•Receive letters of recommendation from our professional staff
•Office has free parking and will provide refreshments

This internship is ideal for college students who are interested in becoming involved in politics or community outreach. English major and Marketing major are welcome too. The internship will be based at our office located in Lakeview East, but may involve some light travel.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply:  Interested students should send a resume highlighting relevant skills to staff4anneshaw@gmail.com. A cover letter is preferred, but not required for consideration.


Internship Title: Sales Administration Intern

Company: The Cochlan Group, Inc.

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: The

Experience: 

The ideal candidate is a service focused, ambitious, organized person with the ability to work independently and organize workload efficiently.

• Senior undergraduate currently enrolled in a four year program with a Marketing, Communications or Business related major.
• Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
• High moral character.
• Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and listening.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are preferred.
• Detail oriented.
• Ability to work in a team environment.

Dress Code:  Business appropriate. Business Casual Monday & Friday Business Formal Tues/Wed/Thurs (suits not required for interns)

Paid or Unpaid: $10 per hour

Internship Location: One Walker Avenue Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514

Internship Start: Monday, September 22, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hours Per Week: 12-16 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Debbie Weber, Project Coordinator, dweber@thecochlangroup.com, (312) 759-2600

Description: 

• Assist CEO and Sales Team with the completion of planning and/or implementation of assignments.
• Collect, record and organize contact information. Develop effective networking and prospecting information.
• Ensure that Sales Consultants are prepared and have resources needed for scheduled meetings and calls.
• Work with the CEO and Sales Consultants to develop and update marketing materials.
• Data collection, proxy analysis, interpretation and reporting.
• Maintain a strong work ethic with a total commitment to success every day.
• Perform additional duties as assigned with the effort and skills required to contribute to our continued growth.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please email your resume and contact information to the contact listed


Internship Title: Next Steps Intern

Company: Back on My Feet

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Back on My Feet

Experience: 

  • Upper-level (Junior or Senior) college students and Master-level students welcome to apply; Bachelor’s degree in related field (social work, social justice, psychology, public health) preferred.
  • Experience in social services or with underserved populations preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) and internet-based applications and research
  • A proactive, assertive and hands-on individual who is self-motivated; requires limited direction.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A passion for running and/or fitness and well-being
  • Ability to attend and occasional night or weekend events
  • Ability to take direction from multiple team members and prioritize tasks
  • Experience in social services or with underserved populations preferred

Dress Code: Very casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 1467 N. Elston Ave Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60642

Internship Start: Monday, September 1, 2014

Internship End: Monday, June 1, 2015

Hours Per Week: Min 4 months, 2-3 days a week for 10-15 hours weekly

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: Leana Lopez-Cepero, Program Director, leana.lopez@backonmyfeet.org, (773) 230-1758

Description: 

Based in Chicago, the Next Steps Intern will report to the BoMF Program Director. The Next Steps Intern will work directly with our Members who are in Next Steps, which is the second phase of the Back on My Feet Program. The goal of Next Steps is to help Members work towards personal and professional goals to become self-sufficient through employment and housing. Members enter Next Steps after successfully completing their first 30 days in BoMF, during which they must maintain 90% attendance at morning runs. The Next Steps Intern should be able to communicate clearly and proactively with both Residential Members and program staff. Tasks related to the role include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting BoMF staff members and Residential Members with the financial aid process, including purchasing Financial Aid items such as furniture, laptops, or interview clothing; coordinating check distribution; and following up with Members post-distribution.
  • Assisting Residential Members with job-readiness tasks including writing/editing resumes, interview preparation, and completing online employment applications.
  • Referring Residential Members to partner agencies for credit and background checks.
  • Growing the BoMF Chicago partner network in order to better connect our Members to resources and employment opportunities, including attending employment fairs.
  • Communicating with Next Steps Members regarding upcoming job readiness events and assisting with event logistics.
  • Working with Alumni Members and planning ceremonies/social events
  • Participating in team runs, meetings, races and occasional social

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter with the subject line "Next Steps Intern" to the contact listed


Internship Title: Sales Intern

Company: The Cochlan Group, Inc.

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: The Cochlan Group, Inc

Experience: 

The ideal candidate is competitive in nature, goal and results oriented and has the ability to work independently and organize workload efficiently.

• Senior undergraduate currently enrolled in a four year program with a Business or Business related major.
• Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
• High moral character.
• Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and listening.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are preferred.
• Detail oriented.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Background check required.

Dress Code:  Business appropriate. Business Casual Monday & Friday Business Formal Tues/Wed/Thurs (suits not required for interns)

Paid or Unpaid: $10 per hour with bonus potential

Internship Location: One Walker Avenue Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514

Internship Start: Monday, September 22, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hours Per Week: 12-16 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Debbie Weber, Project Coordinator, dweber@thecochlangroup.com, (312) 759-2600

Description: 

The Cochlan Group, inc. is looking for self-motivated, disciplined, energetic Sales Interns. This is the ideal position for a reliable college senior with a flexible schedule available to work 12-16 hours a week.

• Set appointments through a high volume of outbound telephone calls to businesses and banks from supplied lists.
• Collect, record and organize contact information. Develop effective networking and prospecting information.
• Ensure that Sales Consultants are prepared and have the resources needed for scheduled meetings and calls.
• Data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting.
• Maintain a strong work ethic with a total commitment to success every day.
• Perform additional duties as assigned with the effort and skills required to contribute to our continued growth.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please email your resume and contact information to the contact listed


Internship Title: Intern

Company: Great American Insurance

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Great American Insurance

Experience: 

We are looking for students who are currently enrolled with good standing and is available to work up to 20 hours a week.

Majors: Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Communications, or Risk Management and Insurance with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to apply.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: $15 per hour

Internship Location: Great American Insurance - Specialty Human Services division 300 S Wacker Dr Ste 1250 Chicago, IL 60606

Internship Start: 

Internship End: 

Hours Per Week: 20

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Maria Hill, Corporate Recruiter, mehill2@gaic.com, (513) 412-1545

Description: 

Overview:
Trying to determine the perfect career for you? Great American offers a variety of programs for college students who are looking to join a specialty insurance leader! If you are seeking a career in a challenging work environment and looking for opportunities to grow and develop, Great American may be the place for you. You will be encouraged to share your ideas, pursue industry certification and expand your knowledge in the areas that interest you most.


The Specialty Human Services Division (SHS) partners with independent retail agents and brokers to address the coverage needs and loss exposures of more than 7,000 human and social service organizations across the country. SHS has earned the nationwide reputation as a premier carrier in this sector. We are looking to hire a part-time intern to work in our downtown Chicago, IL office.

Responsibilities:
Duties will include administrative assignments, participation special projects as assigned and the opportunity to develop an understanding of underwriting guidelines as well as policy language.
Qualifications:


Requirements include current enrollment in an accredited college or university with a major in such areas as business administration, finance, economics, statistics, communications, or risk management and insurance with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
Ability to work 20 hours a week during business hours. Opportunity for additional hours during the summer.
We prefer to have an intern who can commit to this position for one year.



Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the education, bank and individual markets. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A. M. Best Company for over 100 years (most recent rating evaluation effective March 29, 2012). The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol AFG. www.greatamericaninsurancegroup.com

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please visit website to apply. It is job #18014.


Internship Title: Marketing and PR

Company: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Experience: 

  • Commitment to BN Mission
  • Fundamental professionalism
  • Team player and ability to work independently
  • Adaptability, creativity, motivation
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent organization, computer skills (Microsoft Office applications), written and verbal communication/ Spanish speaking a plus

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60601

Internship Start: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hours Per Week: 16-40 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alex Shalak, Office Manager, ashalak@bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200

Description: 

Reports to: Director of Marketing & PR
Internship Duration: 3 months to a year
  • Assist Director with press releases for Bear Hug, events, other foundation news
  • Support Digital and Social Media Efforts
  • Assist with Web and Digital Efforts
  • Help manage and update agency’s web listings
  • Assist with Content Development
  • Assist with SEO and Web Design if capable
  • Support Branding Efforts thru Creative thinking
  • Organize agency’s video library
  • Other related projects as assigned

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Contact Alex Shalak at (312)214-1200 ext. 21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org


Internship Title: Programs and Service Intern

Company: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Experience: 

  • Commitment to BN Mission
  • Fundamental professionalism
  • Team player and ability to work independently
  • Adaptability, creativity, motivation
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent organization, computer skills (Microsoft Office applications), written and verbal communication/ Spanish speaking a plus

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60601

Internship Start: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hours Per Week: 16-20 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alex Shalak, Office Manager, ashalak@bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200

Description: 

Internship Basics:
  • Internship is unpaid
  • Designated office hours each week are required
  • The hired individual will have an evaluation during the internship
  • If internship criteria is met successfully, intern will have a long-time BN reference and connections, as well as Auxiliary Board potential

Internship Duration: 3 months to a year
Reports to: Director of Programs and Services
  • Manage Bear Hug coordination as needed
  • Manage Hospital Lunches and Dinners as needed
  • Recruit restaurant donors
  • If Spanish speaking - coordinate Bear Hugs of Spanish speaking families
  • Other related projects as assigned

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Contact Alex Shalak at (312)214-1200 ext. 21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org


Internship Title: Event Coordination Intern

Company: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Experience: 

  • Commitment to BN Mission
  • Fundamental professionalism
  • Team player and ability to work independently
  • Adaptability, creativity, motivation
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  •  Excellent organization, computer skills (Microsoft Office applications), written and verbal communication/ Spanish speaking a plus

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60601

Internship Start: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hours Per Week: 16-40 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alex Shalak, Office Manager, ashalak@bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200

Description: 

Internship Basics:
Internship Duration: 3 months to a year
  • Internship is unpaid
  • Designated office hours each week are required
  • The hired individual will have an evaluation during the internship
  • If internship criteria is met successfully, intern will have a long-time BN reference and connections, as well as Auxiliary Board potential

Reports to: Director of Special Events
  • Help plan and prepare designated fundraising and outreach events
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment and day-of event activities
  • Work with BN staff and volunteers with other event needs as needed
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply:  Contact Alex Shalak at (312)214-1200 ext. 21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org


Internship Title: Operations Intern

Company: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Experience: 

  • Commitment to BN Mission
  • Fundamental professionalism
  • Team player and ability to work independently
  • Adaptability, creativity, motivation
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent organization, computer skills (Microsoft Office applications), written and verbal communication/ Spanish speaking a plus

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60201

Internship Start: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hours Per Week: 16-40 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alex Shalak, Office Manager, ashalak@bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200

Description: 

Internship Basics:
Internship Duration: 3 months to a year
  • Internship is unpaid
  • Designated office hours each week are required
  • The hired individual will have an evaluation during the internship
  • If internship criteria is met successfully, intern will have a long-time BN reference and connections, as well as Auxiliary Board potential

Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations
: Office Manager
  • Assist as needed with donor data entry and reconciliation
  • Data Base Management Support
  • Advocacy Support –Outreach and Research

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply:  Contact Alex Shalak at (312)214-1200 ext. 21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org


Internship Title: Development and Research for Grant Applications Intern

Company: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Experience: 

  • Commitment to BN Mission
  • Fundamental professionalism
  • Team player and ability to work independently
  • Adaptability, creativity, motivation
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent organization, computer skills (Microsoft Office applications), written and verbal communication/ Spanish speaking a plus

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60201

Internship Start: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Internship End: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hours Per Week: 16-40 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alex Shalak, Office Manager, ashalak@bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200

Description: 

Internship Basics:
Internship Duration: 3 months to a year
  • Internship is unpaid
  • Designated office hours each week are required
  • The hired individual will have an evaluation during the internship
  • If internship criteria is met successfully, intern will have a long-time BN reference and connections, as well as Auxiliary Board potential
Reports to: Director of Development
  • The grant writer must gain a complete understanding of the program for which he or she is requesting funding. To do this, the writer will perform comprehensive research into the project
  • Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations
  • Write grant applications that display meticulous grammar and spelling
  • Analyze the feasibility of the project's budget
  • Research each grant-making association's guidelines
  • After submitting a grant proposal, keep in contact with each grant-making organization to check on the progress
  • If requested, submit progress reports to any grant-making organization that has funded a program

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Contact Alex Shalak at (312)214-1200 ext. 21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org


Internship Title: American Education and Culture Ambassador Program Summer Internship

Company: ChineseCultureCenter

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: ChineseCultureCenter

Experience: None

Dress Code: None

Paid or Unpaid: $1,000 Yuan per week stipend

Internship Location: Most major cities in China

Internship Start: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Internship End: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hours Per Week: 20 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: Lea Walker, usccc@chineseculturecenter.org, (803) 252-9086

Description: 

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Apply on http://www.chineseculturecenter.org/


Internship Title: Internship Abroad

Company: The Intern Group

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: The Intern Group

Experience: 

The demonstration of previous academic strength is a requirement to be accepted onto our internship program.
This will be judged from the resume you attach with your application – courses taken and grades attained will be taken into account. However, the most important characteristic is attitude – an enthusiasm to immerse yourself in new tasks within the context of a different language and culture to your own.
You are not required to have any previous work experience. We specialize in helping people with little to no experience get internships with highly reputable employers.

Dress Code: 

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: Internship Location: Tuscan Studios, 14 Muswell Hill Road, Highgate, , London N65UG

Internship Start: Monday, August 4, 2014

Internship End: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hours Per Week: 20-40 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: David Llyod, Internship Abroad, universities@theinterngroup.com, (718) 878-6393

Description: 

We place students in internships across all sectors in Latin America, Madrid, Hong Kong, London & Melbourne all year round. Example roles include political internships direct with the Colombian government, finance internships with top Latin American investment banks like Ban Colombia, and legal internships in London with commercial giants like Lockton. 

We have extensive networks across creative and corporate industries that offer a variety of elite hands-on roles. We also offer volunteer experiences, language courses and cultural immersion, providing everything needed for succeeding and living abroad. 

Please take a look at our Website to see Program Prices: http://www.theinterngroup.com 

Our international programs include: 

• A top internship in your field of interest 
• Quality accommodation of your choice 
• Professional Development Resources
- Workplace HR Assessment: Partnering with the world's leading HR agency DDI International, we provide a “DISC” workplace personality and skills assessment usually exclusive to CEO’s and corporate leaders.
- Training materials: Access to a library of training materials on a number of key topics essential to your development and growth.
• Airport pick up 
• Language classes (optional) 
• 24/7 Emergency Assistance 
• Pre-trip Welcome Pack and Orientation 
• Local Tourism & Social Events 
• Visa Assistance 

The Intern Group's progress is regularly featured on CNN International. Here are some featured examples: 

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/22/business/argentina-interns/index.html 
http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/21/foreign-entrepreneurs-friend-or-foe/ 

Contact us for more information and program prices: 

http://www.theinterngroup.com 
universities@theinterngroup.com 
http://twitter.com/theinterngroup 
http://www.facebook.com/TheInternGroup 
+1 (718) 878-6393 USA 

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please apply on website and attach resume/CV, Skype contact and/or phone number. If selected, we will contact you for a phone interview.


Internship Title: Intern and Volunteer Coordinator

Company: Citizens For Rauner

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Citizens For Rauner

Experience: 

Bruce Rauner’s Campaign for Governor is seeking highly motivated and energetic students to work for the campaign in the fall.
This internship provides an amazing level of experience to students at all levels and an opportunity to be involved with one of the most important elections in Illinois’ history.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not listed

Internship Location: North Side of Chicago Irving Park Rd chicago, IL 60656

Internship Start: Friday, August 15, 2014

Internship End: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hours Per Week: 2PM-8PM

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Sabrina Auer, Field Office Manager of Chicago North, sabrina@brucerauner.com, (847) 668-9574

Description: 

Rauner Campaign Interns will be the foundation of our grassroots team. Interns will be leading the charge in transforming Illinois and letting voters know about Bruce.
Candidates for the internship are expected to work through challenges and take the initiative in developing creative outreach strategies.

Interns will be expected to help with every aspect of the campaign. This may include organizing precinct walks, training volunteers, attending parades and setting up political events throughout the state.

While with the campaign, the interns will gain valuable connections and skills to further their desired career

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply:  There are limited positions available. For more information, or to submit a résumé, contact Sabrina Auer, our Field Office Manager, via email: Sabrina@brucerauner.com or mobile: (847) 688-9574


Internship Title: Community Outreach Intern

Company: PAWS Chicago

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: PAWS Chicago

Experience: 

Position Responsibilities will allow you to have incredible gratification with these duties:

• Deliver Humane Education presentations: Humane education for children includes materials on kindness to animals and safety around dogs. For adults, materials include the importance of spay/neuter and the link between animal abuse and other types of abuse. You may also be called upon to tap into our volunteer network and coordinate their efforts for Community Services, giving you a great chance to network with like-minded professionals.


• Additionally, you will play a critical role in these important LIFE SAVING programs by communicating with the public, as well as organizing/delivering resources:
o Pet Food Bank Program for those in need of pet care supplies
o Financial Assistance Program for those qualifying for free services for their pets
o Outdoor Cat Program (Trap-Neuter-Return)
Assist with Animal Transport * must have valid drivers license

Dress Code: Dress code will be casual unless otherwise identified

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: PAWS Chicago (Lincoln Park or Little Village) 1997 N Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

Internship Start: Monday, August 25, 2014

Internship End: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hours Per Week: 10

Hours Flexible or Fixed: All days and hours are flexible, so you can work around your school schedule and other commitments! Some evening and weekends are available, however, hours generally are Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

Contact: Melissa Ziberna, Volunteer Program Specialist, MZiberna@pawschicago.org, (773) 687-4722

Description: 

Outstanding Rewards:
While all of our resources go directly to saving lives, these unpaid internship opportunities provide deep and rewarding benefits:

• Network with accomplished professionals, dedicated to saving pets’ lives
• Opportunity to work for a 5-Star Charity Navigator organization
• Chance to be surrounded by the best: PAWS Chicago is a national model for rescues, offering best practice sharing to other organizations
• Deeply gratifying work that you will appreciate for years
• Add real world work experience in a variety of capacities that will build your resume
• The unique opportunity to have one of Chicago’s most respected charities as part of your credentials

PAWS Chicago’s staff can provide mentorship to students in their professional capacities and give students hands-on exposure to this highly-rated and well-respected not-for-profit organization. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission to create a No-Kill Chicago, and be willing to take the extra step.
Interns must also comply with dress code, other Center requirements and conduct themselves in a professional manner consistent with the company handbook. We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while developing a deeper understanding and practice of community service.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Email resume, cover letter and expression of interest to the contact listed


Internship Title: Marketing Intern

Company: Coyne Counseling Center

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Coyne Counseling Center

Experience: 

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Desired undergraduate majors in Business, Communications, Marketing, Advertising
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, & enthusiastic
  • Personable and a self-starter
  • Solid oral and written communication skills

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: $200 stipend

Internship Location: Chicago Loop/ Morningstar Building 22 W. Washington Chicago, IL 60618

Internship Start: Sunday, September 7, 2014

Internship End: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hours Per Week: 10

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Mostly flexible but fixed in terms of staff meetings.

Contact: Meg Coyne, Owner, coyne.meg@gmail.com, (773) 726-4600

Description: 

  • The responsibilities include company messaging, video production, client presentations, and social media.
  • Student will be expected to address social marketing needs (Linkedin, Facebook, etc.)
  • Writing and Organization of Blog
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Some skills in Adobe Creative Suite

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the contact listed


Internship Title: Intern

Company: PAWS Chicago

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: PAWS Chicago

Experience: PAWS Chicago requires that interns complete at least 10 hours per week over the course of a typical (3.5 month) semester for a minimum of 100 hours on the job. If your school’s requirements differ, please let us know. Applicants must attend a two hours New Volunteer Orientation and two hour Level 1 Training Course. They must also sign a waiver of liability, comply with dress code, other center requirements and comport themselves in a professional manner consistent with the company handbook. Should interns violate requirements, PAWS Chicago has the right to terminate the internship at PAWS Chicago discretion

Dress Code: Close toed shoes, long pants, shirts with sleeves

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: Lincoln Park or Little Village 1997 N. Clybourn/3516 W. 26th Street Chicago, IL 60614/60623

Internship Start: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Internship End: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hours Per Week: 10

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Fixed per week but flexible for change

Contact: Melissa Ziberna, Volunteer Specialist, mziberna@pawschicago.org, (773) 687-4722

Description: 

Role of intern: Engage in a variety of volunteer responsibilities under the supervision of the Volunteer Program Associate or other designated staff member. These include but are not limited to interaction/socialization with and care of dogs and cats, housekeeping/cleaning chores, showing animals to potential adopters, assisting with a wide variety of administrative functions, participating in or leading animal adoptions, hosting training classes, etc. Our staff can provide mentorship to students in their professional capacities and give students hands on, day-to-day exposure to the organization’s operations.

Students in this position will learn about: Organizational skills, database management, volunteer recruitment, training and retention, facilities management, psychology of matching people with animals (adoptions), spay/neuter and/or humane education, caring for cats and dogs, cleaning protocols, special events planning, weekly/monthly reporting, preparation, etc.

Location where the student will be working: Our adoption center at 1997 N. Clybourn in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, or the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic @ 3516 W. 26th Street in Chicago.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume to the contact listed


Internship Title: PR and Visual Editor Internship

Company: The Borgen Project

Not-for-Profit: 

Website: The Borgen Project

Experience: Entry level position.

Dress Code: 

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 110 Cherry St, Suite 310 Seattle, WA 98104

Internship Start: 

Internship End: 

Hours Per Week: 

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: Hiring Manager, hr@borgenproject.org, 1-800-278-0747

Description: The Borgen Project’s out-of-state PR (Public Relations) Intern is part of the content team. In this capacity, you will focus on creating photos for BORGEN Magazine and The Borgen Project Blog.
- Find images. Format, tint and resize images to meet website criteria (90% of internship).
- Promote articles via social media. Assist with fundraising.
- Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
- Potential for Public Relations tasks.

Details: This internship is 260-hours. Hours can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Minimum of 4-days per week and 15-hours per week. The Borgen Project is located in Seattle and this position will operate remotely from home. This is an unpaid internship. Must be available Monday’s 5:00 – 6:00PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: To apply, email your resume hr@borgenproject.org with “PR/Visual Editor Intern” in the subject line.


Internship Title: Development Intern

Company: Lydia Home Association

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Lydia Home Association

Experience: Intern should be in school or a recent college graduate working in a related field such as business administration, marketing or communication. Candidate must have strong organizational skills with high attention to detail as well as good oral and written communication skills. Interns must be proficient in MS Office and email. Intern should be able to work on a team as well as work on individual projects as needed. 

Intern must be willing and able to support the mission of LYDIA as expressed in our mission statement. All interns must complete necessary paperwork including a background check prior to beginning internship. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 4300 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL 60641

Internship Start: Monday, August 4, 2014

Internship End: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hours Per Week: 12

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Clara Kent, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, ckent@lydiahome.org, (773) 653-2252

Description: Internship Description: Intern will assist the Development Team on various projects to help increase awareness and funding of the work of LYDIA. Projects throughout the year will include, but are not limited to: 

• Benefit Dinner: Table host recruitment and silent auction solicitation and tracking. 
• Volunteers: Help with volunteer recruitment, management and communication of activities.
• Social Media: Assist with the updating of LYDIA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
• Marketing: Help with the monthly newsletter: story collection & story writing.
• Other: Projects as needed and assigned.


Time Commitment: Part-time. Ideally Intern would have at least two to three days a week to work in the office at least 6 hours each day (8 hours a day is preferred). Internships at LYDIA are voluntary and unpaid.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Ministry Programs Intern

Company: Wheat Ridge Ministries

Not-for-Profit: 

Website: Wheat Ridges Ministries

Experience: 

- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strategic thinking and analytical skills, including attention to detail
- Self-motivated, self-disciplined, well organized and dependable
- Able to multitask, plan, and prioritize assignments and activities
- Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Nonprofit Management or a related field
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

Dress Code: 

Paid or Unpaid: $9.00 per hour

Internship Location: 1 Pierce Place Suite 250 E Itasca, Illinois 60143

Internship Start: 

Internship End: 

Hours Per Week: 

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: Anya Knodt, Assistant Director for Ministry Programs, anya@wheatridge.org, (630) 766-9066

Description: Description:
Wheat Ridge Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit organization that helps health and human care
initiatives get off the ground by providing the initial funding and support they need to thrive. Wheat Ridge is looking for an intern to assist in our ministry programs area. The intern will have the opportunity to sharpen valuable program management skills in preparation for a career in the nonprofit sector. Wheat Ridge also has departments of communication and development, which will offer opportunities for the intern to learn about those aspects of nonprofit work as well.

Responsibilities:
- Review and analyze information from past grant reports to determine long-term sustainability and success of grant projects
- Analyze reports from grantees to write summary reports on progress made over a grant term
- Assist with grant database clean-up and organization
- Review grant reports and update website with latest news from grant projects
- Research and update information for contact lists to assist with promotion of grant programs
- Assist with preparation for events
- Update annual conference schedule with workshop proposal submission deadlines
- Attend program site visits to meet grantees and learn more about projects supported
- Assist with various tasks as required by the other departments within Wheat Ridge Ministries

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Advertising Operations Intern

Company: Magnetic Media

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Magnetic Media

Experience: - Major: Marketing or Advertising
- Interested in digital online advertising (search retargeting, site retargeting)
- Open to seniors about to graduate
- Must be familiar with Microsoft Office suite of products (especially Excel)
- Data driven
- Not afraid to ask questions

Dress Code: 

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 445 N Wells St Suite 303 Chicago, IL 60654

Internship Start: Monday, September 1, 2014

Internship End: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hours Per Week: 8-16 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Ian Barbo, Campaign Manager - Advertising Operations, ian@magnetic.com, (508) 776-5265

Description: - Filtering/scrubbing Excel reports
- Reporting back to sales team the status of a campaign
- QA and upload creative into our system
- Learn about the only advertising world
- Optimizing campaigns to improve performance

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Political Internship

Company: Mel Thillens for State Representative

Not-for-Profit: 

Website: 

Experience: Some political knowledge, ability to communicate effectively

Dress Code: 

Paid or Unpaid: $1000 at completion of 100 hours

Internship Location: 680 Lee St. Des Plaines , IL 60016

Internship Start: 

Internship End: 

Hours Per Week: 

Hours Flexible or Fixed: 

Contact: Ben Tracy, Assistant to Mel Thillens, bentracy05@gmail.com, (309) 824-7199

Description: The Mel Thillens for State Representative 2014 Internship Program will provide a hands-on learning experience for college and high school students. Interns will receive substantial exposure to the day-to-day operations of a state political campaign, including: strategy, tactics, fundraising, and voter persuasion efforts such as public rallies, telephoning, and door to door voter visits.

The Program will include two formal seminars. The first seminar will cover the structure and functions of Illinois state government and will be led by Mel Thillens and other elected officials. Interns will be required to read the United States Constitution and the Illinois Constitution to prepare for this seminar. The second seminar will cover campaign strategy and implementation.

In addition, the Program will include frequent discussions of policy issues such as job creation
and economic growth, the state budget, ethics, health care, education, gun control, and others. Interns will be provided with outside reading material to enhance the learning experience.

Program Requirements and Stipend
Service Hours. An intern must log 100 service hours by midnight on November 4, 2014
(Election Day) to complete the Internship Program.

Stipend. A stipend of $1000 will be awarded to each intern who completes the service hour requirement. Interns who complete the Program will also be eligible for additional bonuses
based on performance. The stipend and any additional bonus will be paid upon completion
of the Internship Program.

Leadership Opportunities
There will be leadership opportunities for interns who would like to have more responsibility
in the campaign. Leaders will be selected on the bases of interest, need, and ability.

Applications
If you would like to participate in the Mel Thillens for State Representative Internship Program, please e-mail a resume and the following information to mpthillens@gmail.com -- (1) Name; (2) Address; (3) Phone; (4) Email; (5) Age; (6) Grade in school (as of 9/2014); (7) Available start date; (8) Expected end date; (9) Any other time constraints (outside commitments, planned vacations, etc.); (10) Other comments or information you wish to share. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as received.

Paid for by Committee To Elect Mel Thillens. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections
is (or will be) available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Arts Administration Intern

Company: The Actors Gymnasium

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Ac

Experience: Successful candidates will possess:

• An interest in arts education, arts administration, development/fundraising, and circus/physical theatre
• Customer service experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a friendly disposition
• Data analysis skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Gmail; the ability to learn new software programs quickly; graphic design & web design skills a plus
• Attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple deadlines

Note: candidates must satisfactorily pass a criminal background investigation and become certified as a mandated reporter.

Time Commitment:
• DATES: Two time periods are available –
o FALL/WINTER: This internship is ideally September 2 through to January 31.
o WINTER/SPRING: This internship is ideally January 5 through June 5.
o We will give preference to a qualified candidate who can commit to the entire 9 month period Sept 2, 2014 – June 5, 2015
• TIME: 10-12 hours a week, with some flexibility – although a regular weekly schedule will be expected. The office is open 10am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed on most major holidays and for some extended times during the winter recess period.

Dress Code: None

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 927 Noyes Street Evanston , IL 60201

Internship Start: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Internship End: Friday, June 5, 2015

Hours Per Week: 10-12 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Actors Gymnasium, jobs@actorsgymnasium.org, (847) 328-2795

Description: 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
2014-2015 YEAR

Arts Administration (Education & Development) Internship
The Actors Gymnasium Arts Administration Internship offers an opportunity for an emerging professional to learn a broad range of skills in some or all of these areas:

• Arts Education
• Non-Profit Administration
• Program Evaluations
• Fundraising & Development
• Box Office & House Management


This internship is designed for an early-career, aspiring arts administrator or a recently-graduated arts admin student who is looking to develop a wide range of skills, experiences and connections that will benefit her/him personally and professionally. Current college students will be considered if their schedule allows.

The intern will work directly with the Executive Director and the Education & Administrative Coordinator to gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a medium-sized non-profit arts organization.

Education:
Program evaluations; teacher, class, and facility organization; class registration, and reports on enrollment trends

Development:
Education grants, donor records, research, and events

Administration:
Contracts, merchandise sales, box office sales, playbill creation, phone support for all Actors Gymnasium activities, and other office functions

Stipend:
Although this is technically an unpaid internship, The Actors Gymnasium will provide an expense stipend of $100 per month during the internship, based on the regular work schedule. The intern will also be able to participate in one free class at The Actors Gymnasium each session for the duration of the internship.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume with 3 references to jobs@actorsgymnasium.org with "Arts Administration (Education & Development) Internship" in the subject line of the email. Please include how you found out about the internship, as well as your availability for the intern program


Internship Title: Senator Richard Durbin Intern

Company: Senator Richard Durbin

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Senator Richard Durbin

Experience: Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to follow instructions

Dress Code: Business appropriate

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 230 S. Dearborn Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604

Internship Start: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Internship End: Friday, December 19, 2014

Hours Per Week: 16

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alicia Johnson, Internship Coordinator, Alicia_Johnson@durbin.senate.gov, (312) 353-4952

Description: We try to match an intern's skills with the needs of our office. In the time you spend here, you will experience much of what we do on a day-to-day basis. You will assist staff in matters involving federal agencies, work with our press and scheduling offices, and help manage our front desk. As in any work environment, interns are expected to work hard and act professionally at all times.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the contact listed above


Internship Title: Junior Associate Internship

Company: Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates, Inc. (LMDA)

Not-for-Profit: Yes

Website: Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates, Inc. (LMDA)

Experience: 

The successful candidate will need to have computer knowledge and proficiency especially in the areas of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other programs.

Further, the successful candidate will be a quick study, willing to learn new things, outgoing, assertive and a “thinker”. S/he will be someone who is organized, detail-oriented, and with proven time management skills. LMDA operates at a quick pace and the successful candidate will need to operate at this pace also and possess strong time management skills.

Ideally, s/he should demonstrate an interest in philanthropy and development work and adhere to the strictest of confidentiality and ethical behavior.

Dress Code: Business casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: PO Box 7029 Chicago , IL 60680

Internship Start: Monday, September 1, 2014

Internship End: Monday, December 1, 2014

Hours Per Week: 20 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact:  Natalie Archie, Associate, info@lmdietlin.com, (773) 772-4465

Description: 

The responsibilities of a Junior Associate Intern can include the following however, please note that LMDA works to tailor internships to each individual and their specific goals:

Client Work
  • Research client and philanthropic issues
  • Other client work and projects as assigned
  • Assist with prospect research for clients
  • Assist with managing databases and excel spreadsheets for clients
  • Schedule meetings with clients
  • Assist with client requests
  • Assist with phone calls to schedule meetings with prospective major gift donors (if position is located in the LMDA offices)
  • Prepare and send packages/information to clients and potential clients (if position is located in the LMDA offices)
  • Willingness to attend client meeting(s) and/or business development meeting(s) (if position is located in the LMDA offices)
Operations and Administrative Work
  • Draft follow-up correspondence
  • Prepare materials for meetings
  • Data entry
  • Assist in maintaining internal spreadsheets
  • Assist in editing, copying, and delivery of documents
  • Communicate messages among staff
  • File client and administrative documents
  • Answer phones (if position is located in the LMDA offices)
  • Assist with collating and binding of proposals, presentation packets, and final reports
  • Assist in maintaining internal spreadsheets
  • Prepare mailings, mail merges, and email blasts
  • Assist with internal and external correspondence
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the LMDA database Participation in weekly staff meetings and retreats
  • Other work as assigned

Marketing Work
  • Work to expand social media reach (i.e., Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Assist with speaking engagements (i.e., logistics, scheduling, etc.)
  • Assist with blog
  • Assist with book signings (i.e., securing them, logistics, etc.)
  • Assist with electronic media (i.e., television appearances, radio, online videos, etc.)
  • Assist with YouTube channel (i.e., upload videos, digitize videos, etc.)
  • Search for appearances of LMDA and/or LMD in publications
  • Send information requested by groups seeking a speaker
  • Seek out speaking engagement opportunities
  • Respond to RFPs for speaking engagements
  • Other work as assigned

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to the contact listed


Internship Title: Co Musical Director

Company: McGaw YMCA

Not-for-Profit: 

Website: McGaw YMCA

Experience: As a member of the Brillianteen Adult Showboard, the Musical Advisor assists in overseeing the musical direction of the show. S/he works closely with the directors, combo band, and vocal coaches and is responsible for advising the Youth Musical Director during auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Must be able to play the piano and read music.

Dress Code: Casual. Must be able to move around

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 1000 Grove Evanston, IL 60622

Internship Start: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Internship End: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hours Per Week: 20-25 per week

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Fixed

Contact: Bronwen Sandor, Brillianteen Leader, bronwens@mcgawymca.org, (847) 475-7400

Description: Other duties include guiding youth and establishing rehearsal etiquette

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to contact listed


Internship Title: Non-for-Profit Internship

Company: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Not-for-Profit: No

Website: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Experience: 

  •  Commitment to BN Mission 
  •  Fundamental professionalism 
  •  Team player and ability to work independently 
  •  Adaptability, creativity, motivation 
  •  Ability to work with confidential information 
  •  Excellent organization, computer skills (Microsoft Office applications), written and verbal communication/ Spanish speaking a plus

Dress Code: Business Casual

Paid or Unpaid: Not paid

Internship Location: 55 West Wacker Drive Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60601

Internship Start: Monday, September 1, 2014

Internship End: Monday, December 15, 2014

Hours Per Week: TBD

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Alex Shalak, Office Manager, ashalak@bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200

Description: We are currently looking to fill 5 different internship slots:

1. Focus: Marketing & PR 
Reports to: Director of Marketing & PR

  •  Assist Director with press releases for Bear Hug, events, other foundation news
  •  Support Digital and Social Media Efforts
  •  Assist with Web and Digital Efforts 
  •  Help manage and update agency’s web listings
  •  Assist with Content Development
  •  Assist with SEO and Web Design if capable
  •  Support Branding Efforts thru Creative thinking
  •  Organize agency’s video library
  •  Other related projects as assigned

2. Focus: Programs and Services 
Reports to: Director of Programs and Services
  •  Manage Bear Hug coordination as needed
  •  Manage Hospital Lunches and Dinners as needed
  •  Recruit restaurant donors
  •  If Spanish speaking - coordinate Bear Hugs of Spanish speaking families
  •  Other related projects as assigned

3. Focus: Event Coordination 
Reports to: Director of Special Events
  •  Help plan and prepare designated fundraising and outreach events
  •  Assist with volunteer recruitment and day-of event activities
  •  Work with BN staff and volunteers with other event needs as needed
  •  Some evening and weekend hours may be required

4. Focus: Operations 
Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations
Office Manager
  •  Assist as needed with donor data entry and reconciliation
  •  Data Base Management Support
  •  Advocacy Support –Outreach and Research

5. Focus: Development and Research for Grant Applications 
Reports to: Director of Development
• The grant writer must gain a complete understanding of the program for which he or she is requesting funding. To do this, the writer will perform comprehensive research into the project
• Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations
• Write grant applications that display meticulous grammar and spelling
• Analyze the feasibility of the project's budget
• Research each grant-making association's guidelines
• After submitting a grant proposal, keep in contact with each grant-making organization to check on the progress
• If requested, submit progress reports to any grant-making organization that has funded a program

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to contact listed above. Please mention which position you are interested in and attach your resume


Internship Title: Social Services Intern

Company: Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

Not-for-Profit: 

Website: Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

Experience: • Bachelors/Masters Degree or actively seeking a degree in social work, nonprofit management, or related field. 
• Comfort in working with individuals experiencing homelessness
• Database (Microsoft Access) experience preferred; Microsoft Word and Excel experience preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• Strong organizational skills
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule
• Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion
• Preference for working in a team environment with shared responsibilities and decision-making 
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Dress Code: Business casual (jeans are appropriate). Modest clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Paid or Unpaid: Not Listed

Internship Location: 126 E Chestnut Street Chicago, IL 60611

Internship Start: Monday, September 1, 2014

Internship End: Friday, May 1, 2015

Hours Per Week: 16- 40 per work

Hours Flexible or Fixed: Flexible

Contact: Abby Farnham, Guest Services Manager, afarnham@chicagolights.org, (312) 274-3826

Description: The primary responsibilities of interns at the EDSSC include, but are not limited, to the following:
• Daily Operations/Direct/Emergency Services: The interns respond to incoming calls from reception and outside phone calls; schedules appointments; assists with donations and food pantry operations; and addresses guests’ needs through direct service delivery. Interns also assists with the Bag Lunch Program and Share Shop clothing closet.
• Case Management: Work with other EDSSC staff to provide one-on-one case management to guests in need. This includes assessment, goal setting/achievement, and support.
• Specialty Projects: Assist other EDSSC staff in specialty projects such as the GCFD Hunger Walk, Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment, and others. 
• Record Keeping: Maintains accurate records of individual guest’s contacts through written case notes and daily statistics.

Additional Responsibilities:
Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
•Assisting with volunteer coordination, setup, and program implementation at weekly community meal.
• Participate in a Street Outreach program.
• Team/Supervisor Meetings: Meet with Supervisor for weekly supervision, and actively participate in weekly team meetings. 
•Confidentiality: Maintain confidentiality of guest information in all written, oral or electronic forms. 
•Other duties as assigned or as needed.

Application Deadline: 

How to Apply: