46th Ward Aldermanic Spring Internship – Part Time
Applications for the in person 2022 Spring Internship are CLOSED. Positions are unpaid.
Goal: The 46th Ward Aldermanic Internship program provides interns with professional experience in the government services office of a Chicago City Council member. Interns will support community members in accessing City services, working alongside office colleagues; research and follow city policy and legislation; organize community events with their internship mentor. Interns will also choose specific focus area topics for the summer, dictated by the interests of the individual intern and the needs of the office. Interns will learn how elected officials work behind the scenes to benefit their constituents.
Location: Alderman James Cappleman’s 46th Ward Service Office is located at 4544 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Certain job tasks may require traveling to City Hall or locally within the ward.
Responsibilities: The duties of the intern include:
- Welcome constituents when they enter the office
- Respond to constituents on the phone
- Work with aldermanic staff and other interns to answer questions and solve problems
- Attend meetings in the office or at City Hall as scheduling permits
Compensation: Internship opportunities are available for interns who will be compensated with course credit at their academic institution. It is the responsibility of the intern to verify their college or university offers such an opportunity.
Education and Experience: The office is looking for motivated students currently enrolled in a local college or university who have completed at least one year of coursework, along with additional desired strengths that may include:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with a team to reach goals
- Desire to learn about City policy and operations
- Preferred but not required: Microsoft Office, Google maps, WordPress, Mail Chimp
Hours: The 46th Ward Service office is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Interns compensated with class credit are expected to commit to work a minimum of 8 hours/week (3 credits) with a preference for those who can commit to 16 hours/week (6 credits). The paid position will commit to 40 hours a week for 10 weeks beginning in early June.
To Apply: All interested applicants must submit a resume outlining your past experience to either Daniel Achtel or William Patterson, the class course name and number (if applicable), and how many hours you will work to receive credit. Applicants must also attend a virtual interview with the Ward Office.
Intern Mentor Contact: Ask for Daniel or William (773) 878-4646 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org