THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS INTERN, DEVELOPMENT: CORPORATE RELATIONS
THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS
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. The Council is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
Founded in 1922 and located in the global city of Chicago, the Council on Global Affairs carries out its mission by:
Bringing together leaders in business, government, education, and the arts in international forums and task forces that drive critical dialogue and offer policy-relevant analysis and solutions on a range of global issues
Publishing independent research and analysis by experts who go beyond traditional thinking on foreign affairs to make new connections for policymakers and the public on issues such as global food and agriculture, cities, economics, energy, immigration, security, and water;
Conducting influential surveys of American public opinion on foreign policy annually, and analyzing changes in attitudes since 1974, when the first Chicago Council Survey was published;
Providing a platform for the public to engage directly with world leaders, policymakers, business executives, journalists, and other leading policy experts at events illuminating global issues and trends;
Positioning the next generation to take a global leadership role through events, programs, and fellowships designed to enhance their global acumen and expand their professional networks; and
Broadening the public discourse by making our events and research digitally accessible from anywhere in the world via our website and social media.
INTERN, DEVELOPMENT: CORPORATE RELATIONS
The Corporate Relations team is responsible for engaging companies in Chicago, the Midwest, and beyond, and fundraising through membership and sponsorship opportunities for corporations. Interns will have the unique experience of gaining knowledge of the business community while also learning about global issues affecting businesses and corporations around the world.
The Intern, Corporate Relations will work with a team of three under direct supervision from the Corporate Relations Coordinator.
The Intern performs a variety of tasks including:
Researching and compiling briefs on companies’ operations, CSR priorities, financials, and executives
Conducting corporate membership and sponsorship prospect research
Preparing weekly news summaries of corporate members, sponsors, and prospects
Managing corporate membership and sponsorship information in the database
General data entry
Pulling reports/formatting in both the database and Microsoft Excel
Helping to identify opportunities and companies to connect with the Council’s work
Other tasks as assigned
Undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student
Demonstrated interest in corporate relations, fundraising, and development
Fundraising/development experience and global affairs and/or business coursework is preferred, not required
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of personal information and exercise discretion
Strong research, editing, and writing skills
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and multi-task
Proficiency with MS Office Suite
Experience with Salesforce database is preferred, not required
The internship is unpaid and for the fall semester (September - December).
Transportation costs are covered by the Council.
There is flexibility in terms of hours per week.