Internship Opportunities
Chicago, IL 
Posted 3 days ago
Job/Internship Description

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.

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 our internship program.

All internships are unpaid and a mix between fully virtual and hybrid. Please note these are subject to change each semester. 

Intern Qualifications
Students must be currently enrolled undergraduate juniors, seniors, or graduate students, have an academic major or demonstrated interest in international affairs, possess excellent research, writing, interpersonal and verbal communications skills, and possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office. International students are welcome to apply; however, all selected international applicants will need to obtain valid work authorization on their own behalf. 

Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. While internships are unpaid, interns receive a complementary, one-year membership with the Council. 

Internship Opportunities – Please visit the website for a detailed description of each opportunity.

Development Team ( Corporate Relations; Membership)
Emerging Leaders 
Global Cities (Programs; Research; Pritzker Forum on Global Cities)
Global Food and Agriculture Team (Government Relations; Research)
Lester Crown Center (Global Security; Public Opinion; Public Opinion - East Asia)

Studios (Programs and Digital Content)

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, handicap or disability, marital status, military service or veteran status, genetic information, or for any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to weaving diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of the Council, and we believe people — their identities, experiences, beliefs, knowledge, and ideas — are critical to our success and to global affairs. We will elevate diverse voices and identities and a full range of perspectives, advance equitable and inclusive access to exploring and shaping ideas, and ensure our organization reflects the diversity of Chicago, our nation, and the world.

To learn more, visit:

Vaccination Statement 

For the safety and well-being of our staff, the Council requires that all prospective employees submit proof of an up-to-date COVID vaccination and booster record or seek a reasonable accommodation for a religious or medical reason prior to their first day of employment.


Special Notes/Instructions
Apply online at
Position Summary
Start Date
Application Deadline
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours per Week
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
Salary and Benefits
Complimentary, one-year membership with the Council.
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
Communications, International Studies, Marketing, Other, Public Administration
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields