The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 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 department, tasks may include researching, assisting at Council events, writing communications and assisting in the development of promotional materials, audience and outreach development, and administrative duties. Please note that all interns will provide some program support during their internship; with over 150 programs each year, this will add to the internship experience.
Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:
Studies (Global Agriculture and Food, Immigration, Public Opinion, Middle East and Iran)
The Chicago Council offers three internship terms:
Start Date: September
End Date: December
Dates Accepting Applications: May 1- June 30
Start Date: January
End Date: May
Dates Accepting Applications: September 1- October 31
Start Date: June
End Date: August
Dates Accepting Applications: Feburary 1- March 15
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 public 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 areas of interest, 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.
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 and follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates.