City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of Press and Communications VOLUNTEER INTERN OPPORTUNITY
DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist with tasks like transcription and media monitoring, handling special projects as needed, and providing administrative assistance. Interns may also take on special projects according to their interests and the needs of the team. The Mayor’s Office seeks a candidate with an interest in urban issues and with strong writing skills. Interns will learn about the operations of a top-tier communications & press organization and should ideally be available to work part-time (at least 25 hours a week). These are temporary positions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a current college or city college student in good academic standing, enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or university. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 3.5 on a 5.0 grading scale.
PREFERENCE: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will be given preference. Candidates should be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
NOTE: All projects assigned are confidential with time-sensitive deadlines.
NOTE: ALL MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION AND MUST BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER AS A PACKET.
1. Cover Letter (noting “Mayor’s Office of Press and Communications Internship”)
2. Official/Unofficial Transcript
3. Enrollment Verification from current school
5. Writing Sample
SALARY: This is an UNPAID internship.
CLOSING DATE: This position is open and accepting applications until further notice.
INSTRUCTION: Interested candidates should send as a packet the following--Cover Letter (noting “Mayor’s Office of Press and Communications Volunteer Internship”), Official/Unofficial Transcript and Enrollment Verification from current school, Resume and Writing Sample to:
Office of the Mayor, City Hall
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60602
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.