The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices, conduct independent research, and engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
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. While internship responsibilities vary by team, tasks may include:
- Assisting at Council events
- Writing communications
- Assisting in the development of promotional materials
- Audience and outreach development
- Administrative duties
Intern opportunities are available in the below areas:
Global Food and Agriculture Team:
Government Relations (WASHINGTON, DC BASED)
Office of the President:
Chicago Forum on Global Cities
Global Cities - Energy and Climate
Public Opinion - East Asia
Visiting Fellowships and Global Water
THE COUNCIL IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FALL 2017 SESSION. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 30, 2017.
HOW TO APPLY
Please use the application function to submit your resume, cover letter, and 2-page writing sample in addition to indicating your preferred area of interest and availability. Please keep in mind that the required program support may include hours outside of standard business hours. EOE.
While internships are unpaid, the Council does offer limited local public travel reimbursement to and from the office.
Interns also receive a complimentary, one-year membership with the Council.
Interns may receive external sponsorship or academic credit for an internship at the Council. To make arrangements for academic credit, applicants should contact their university’s career center or academic advisor.