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This internship is virtual

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs offers members and the public insights on current international developments and global issues by providing a nonpartisan platform for world leaders, policymakers, and experts and hosting over 100 programs throughout the programming season. The Council Programs Team is responsible for all research and execution for these programs. The public programming team convenes digital events that are open and accessible to all throughout Chicago, the United States, and globally.

The Intern, Digital and Public Programs will help develop a number of diverse public program portfolios by researching thematic areas relevant to their academic/professional interests and background, assisting with developing strategic partnerships and fundraising opportunities, and through brainstorming new digital avenues of audience engagement. The Intern, Digital and Public Programs will work directly with two internship supervisors on the Programs team and several Program Officers on different public program portfolios including, but not limited to, Corporate Programming, Government and Diplomatic Programming, Young Professional Programming, Global Economy Programming, as well as region-specific programming. There will also be distinct opportunities to collaborate with intern peers working directly with Engagement and Leadership Programs, Global Development Programs, and the Office of the President on shared goals and projects.

This intern performs a variety of tasks including:
  • Researching and writing for upcoming programs: drafting program announcements, moderator speaking points, and panel questions as well as researching and identifying pre-reads, prospective speakers, and possible content areas
  • Supporting marketing and outreach strategies by developing creative content for Council social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), and navigating Council databases (Salesforce and Cvent) for audience building and analysis
  • Assisting with database management entries and operational upkeep using Salesforce
  • Day-of-program support, including materials preparation, digital event coordination, and speaker logistics
  • Post-program support, including pulling speaker quotes from public programs for creative promotional content or other future marketing opportunities, and drafting thank you letters to speakers
  • Supporting the Council’s weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs, by researching speakers, conversation points, and social media posts based on the headlines for critical global issues and US foreign policy
  • Staying well-informed on recent topics, trends, headlines, and other developments as they relate to the content areas covered by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs programming
  • Performing administrative duties and other tasks as assigned
  • Undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in current international affairs and global issues
  • Strong communicator with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent written, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and professional exposure to working with social media platforms a plus, but not required
  • Ability to work autonomously, multitask, and manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Apply now for the Intern, Digital & Public Programs.