The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices, conduct independent research, and engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future. The Council is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world. Learn more at thechicagocouncil.org and follow @ChicagoCouncil.
The Council offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students the opportunity to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through its internship program. While internship responsibilities vary by team, tasks may include:
Assisting at Council events
Assisting in the development of promotional materials
Audience and outreach development
Internship Opportunities (Please click on the hyperlinked opportunities to learn more about the specific qualifications)
Students must be currently enrolled undergraduate juniors, seniors, or graduate students, have an academic major or demonstrated interest in international affairs, possess excellent research, writing, interpersonal, and verbal communications skills, and possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office. International students are welcome to apply, however, all selected international applicants will need to obtain valid work authorization on his/her own behalf.
Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week plus support at least three programs per month which may include activities outside of regular business activities. While internships are unpaid, the Council does offer limited local public travel reimbursement to and from the office. Interns also receive a complimentary, one-year membership with the Council.
To apply, please visit https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/about/internships
About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public — and influencing the public discourse — on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security and global immigration. Learn more at thechicagocouncil.org.