2018 Summer Internship

Our busy aldermanic office is looking for student interns interested in a great opportunity learning about and working in government and public service. Past interns that have worked in our office are currently working in positions with: Chicago City government including other aldermanic offices, political consulting firms, and television news.

Job description: Intern at 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman’s office located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

Duties: Interns have a variety of responsibilities including: assisting constituent concerns, updating the office website and online calendar, and welcoming guests to the office. Interns will also have the opportunity to assist in various projects. Previous intern projects have included assisting with the Ward Master Plan, helping to organize a Senior Health Fair, researching and assisting with legislation on recidivism and mental health, and surveying commercial retail space and community buildings.

Qualifications: Interns must have good customer service skills and be able to deal with a fast-paced environment. They should have an interest in public service and government.

Educational Objectives: Interns should begin their internship with specific goals shared with their supervisor, and should be able to reflect on these goals at the completion of their internship. After completing the internship, students should be able to:

  • Explain and analyze Chicago 3-1-1 Services, City Government, and Aldermanic Duties.
  • Analyze a multitude of issues that affect our ward such as public safety, education, social services, and economic development.
  • Provide informed, thoughtful opinions and ideas to promote productive ward advancement.

To apply, please email a coverletter and resume to by Monday, May 7.