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City of Chicago Mayor's Policy Intern

Internship Summary:
The City of Chicago Mayor's Office Policy team is seeking a Policy Research Intern to play a crucial role in advancing Mayor Johnson's vision for a better, stronger, and safer future for all Chicagoans. In this dynamic role, you'll contribute to the team's efforts by conducting policy research, coordinating with various stakeholders, and drafting materials to support policy and legislative processes. Apply if you are a dedicated student with a background in policy research, data analysis, and strong communication skills. If you're committed to working on behalf of all Chicagoans, this is the opportunity for you.

- Conduct research on policy ideas and best practices to support the administration's policy priorities.
- Collaborate with colleagues across the Mayor's Office and City government, as well as external partners.
- Draft materials to facilitate policy and legislative processes.
- Assist in potential policy topics, such as housing, economic justice, and community safety, based on team needs and candidate expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Current enrollment as an undergraduate student.
- Background in policy research and data analysis.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Commitment to serving the diverse population of Chicago.
- Collaborative and committed demeanor to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Interest in mentorship from a graduate student mentor/co-intern.

About the Supervisor:
Mara, the First Deputy for the Mayor's Office Policy Team, is an accomplished policy strategist and local government leader known for driving progressive policy initiatives, cultivating strategic planning, and building robust relationships with stakeholders. She is dedicated to advancing policies that enhance the accessibility of public resources, prioritize equity, and promote economic justice. While at UChicago, she founded the W+ IOP group.

Start and End Date:
The internship will run from June 10 to September 27, with the flexibility to accommodate specific scheduling needs.

Modality Notes

The team predominately works in person. Ideally, their intern would work in the office at a regular weekly cadence to be able to fully participate in meetings across the Mayor's Office team.

Commuting Notes

Downtown, city building, accessible via Metra, bus, or UChicago shuttle

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