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The Council brings together people who are passionate about the world's most pressing issues and invites everyone into the conversation to ensure we consider diverse perspectives that push us to think, grow, and move forward. If you're likewise invested in the world's most pressing issues—if you want to help shape our global future—you’d find yourself in good company here. We hope you'll apply and be part of our growing team.

For the safety and well-being of our staff, we require that all prospective employees submit proof of an up-to-date COVID vaccination and booster record or seek a reasonable accommodation for a religious or medical reason prior to their first day of employment.

Open Positions

Throughout the year we have opportunities ranging from research and program support, to fundraising, to communications, and technology.

The events and operations officer will manage leadership dinners and catering logistics for hybrid and in-person events in the Council’s meeting spaces. They'll assist with the planning and execution of events with senior-level donors, experts, and policymakers.

The vice president of development and membership is a key role on the leadership team and plays an essential role in developing philanthropic strategies (identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) and in ensuring the philanthropic goals are successfully met.

The primary responsibility of the Emerging Leaders Program Officer is to support the Emerging Leaders (EL) Program, next generation engagement and recruitment for the EL Program, and EL alumni engagement.

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Internships 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.
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Leadership development opportunities From membership to the Emerging Leaders Program, the Council offers myriad ways to engage in Chicago’s rich international affairs community.

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