The Student Interns work closely with the Institute staff through the Winter and Spring quarters to facilitate operations and programming, playing a central role in supporting the Institute's operations and will gain valuable knowledge and skills in public and social service as well as politics and policymaking.
The Student Intern Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, with the exception of the House Manager which is open to graduate students only, and is paid.
For more details and to apply, please visit Chicago Career Connection with job IDs indicated in the parenthesis above AND fill out this form.
Events Intern (28561): This undergraduate or graduate student assists Steve Edwards, the deputy director of programming and events, with overseeing our events. Tasks include, but are not limited to, overseeing event logistics, working with special guests to prepare presentation materials, and marketing events to the community. Read more here.
Fellows Intern (28541): This undergraduate or graduate student works with Fellows coordinator Amin Cyntje to recruit new fellows, manage the student ambassador program, and prepare materials for study groups. As the inaugural intern for Amin, the successful applicant will have a large role in shaping the future of the Institute’s Fellowship program. Reliability and enthusiasm for public service is a must. The ability to entertain Amin for 30 minutes with sleight of hand magic is preferred. Read more here.
House Manager Intern (28459): This graduate student works closely with staff assistant Katrina Mertens to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Institute of Politics. This includes welcoming students and guests to our house, tending to phone calls, and maintaining senior staff and event schedules. The opportunity to meet many interesting people, free coffee, and Katrina’s fabled zucchini bread are just some of the perks! Read more here.
Programming Intern (28542): This student will play a key role in researching and securing guest speakers, moderators and other participants for the IOP Speaker Series. S/he will work closely with the Deputy Director of Programming, the Student Advisory Council and the Events team. Read more here.
Social Media Intern (28567): The undergraduate or graduate student is responsible for planning and coordinating our social media communications to the world. Working with Communications Manager Esther Kang, you will be responsible for a large portion of the public image of the Institute. Right now, successful applicants will be thinking about the YouTube video, Tweet, Facebook post, Instagram pic, or creative blog they plan to post about their application. Read more here.
Student Civic Engagement Intern (28539): This undergraduate or graduate student is responsible for assisting Dillan Siegler, senior associate director for internships and student civic engagement, with managing an extensive list of relationships between the Institute and our internship hosts. This intern will also assist members of the Student Advisory Council with implementing student-driven programming. Read more here.
Please contact Jeff Solnet with any questions.