Still looking for opportunities to get engaged? Be sure to check out another upcoming volunteer fair at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on February 16th!

Still looking for opportunities to get engaged? Be sure to check out another upcoming volunteer fair at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on February 16th!

Non-Profit Opportunities Fair

Are you looking for a service-learning placement?  Already thinking about a summer internship?  Considering plans for after graduation?  Stop by the Non-Profit Opportunities Fair (Jan. 22 from 11-2) for a chance to meet with 60 different non-profits from around Chicago!  They’re anxious to meet you and to explore ways to connect you with their organizations!

Chicago Children’s Museum Intern 2014

Title:    Play and Learning Intern

Department:              Education

Supervisors:              Manager of Play and Learning Initiatives

Possible Majors: Education, Child Development, Liberal Arts with an interest in teaching

Requirements: Experience with children 4-8 years of age; Comfortable interacting with adults and children; Creative and imaginative; Experimental and empirically-minded; Enjoys reading, especially spy and/or detective stories; Flexible team player

Description of Tasks:

The Intern will assist the Play and Learning Programs Team in brainstorming, developing, prototyping and evaluating museum programs related to tinkering, detection, experimentation, aviation and more. The Intern will also help facilitate educational programs with visitors and continually support the team with materials, organization and other daily tasks. Duties include:

  • Collecting, analyzing and reporting on observations of current programs involving tinkering, detection, and sending stuff flying into the air
  • Prototyping of one or more future programs with a spy or detective theme
  • Facilitating programs on the museum floor and interacting with visitors in various exhibits
  • Assisting in ongoing program support, including material prep

Projects:

  • Observation and evaluation of visitors participating in un-facilitated and self-guided programs involving experimentation in two settings
  • Supporting development of a program that engages visitors in solving a mystery while in the museum

Hours:                        Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment

Site: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

Contact:         Sarah Gritsonis, Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources

                  700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127

                        Chicago, IL 60611-3428

                  Phone (312) 464-7652 · Fax (312) 527-9082

Internships are unpaid. Chicago Children’s Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.

Public Policy Intern w/ Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

RAMBLERLINK JOB ID: 43900

Job Summary: The mission of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is to advance research for more treatments and ultimately a cure, to promote awareness and education, and to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families. The Public Policy Intern will assist with researching, developing and implementing effective legislative strategies for the DMRF.

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

1. Manage the Foundation’s campaign.

2. Assist in supporting the Dystonia Advocacy Network (DAN), a collaborative of five dystonia patient groups.

3. Monitor the DAN’s website and respond to program queries to effectively engage interested parties via electronic communications and social networks.

4. Research and develop a strategy regarding the Social Security Administration and dystonia-related disability issues.

5. Assist with the development of new strategies for achieving the approved legislative agenda.

6. Other duties as assigned.

Position Type
Internship - Unpaid
Internship Learning Goals
This internship is an excellent opportunity to report to and work directly with the Executive Director of a national medical research foundation. The Public Policy Intern will assist with researching, developing and implementing effective legislative strategies for the DMRF.

A stipend will be paid upon completion of this internship.
Job Function
Politics/Lobbying/Advocacy/Polic
Location
City
Chicago
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States
Hrs per week/ Days/times
10-15 hours per week
Qualifications
• Knowledge of and experience with public policy procedures and the legislative process
• Must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Must be accurate, well organized, and a self-starter
• Must have strong computer experience, including Microsoft Word, Excel
• Majoring in or have a bachelor’s degree in political science
• Must possess critical thinking skills
• Must be compassionate and dedicated to being a part of a small team of professionals
Desired Major(s)
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Compensation Details
Class credit is available. A stipend will be paid upon completion of this internship.
Additional Information
Work hours are flexible.
Contact Information
Ms. Kathleen G. Behner
One E. Wacker Drive
Suite 2810
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States

kbehner@dystonia-foundation.org
312-447-5094
Story Hub Eval Intern w/ Chicago Children’s Museum

Title:    Story Hub Evaluation Intern

Department:             Education

Supervisors:              Tsivia Cohen, Associate VP of Family Learning

Possible Majors:       Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Education

Requirements: Strong interest in developing an interactive computer-assisted component for families with young children through an iterative formative evaluation process. Strong analytical skills, an understanding of data collections processes, the ability to interact well with both children and adults.  Some previous experience performing observations and interviews is ideal.  A desire to gain experience collecting and analyzing data in a real-world, informal learning environment is required.  This person will need to be comfortable working as part of a team as while carrying out tasks independently.

Description of Tasks:

Intern will be responsible assisting with early alpha development of a new computer component, tentatively titled Story Hub, which will allow visiting families to create a video-taped conversation about their experiences in the museum.   A formative evaluation process will be used to enable the museum to better understand the parameters of this component, including the design elements that will best support families’ successful participation. To that end, this intern will be working with a team to create and test a number of early versions of the experience.  Tasks and duties include the following:

  • Meet with the Story Hub team to develop strategies for answering a number of questions about what visuals, questions, graphics, sequences etc) will be most legible and engaging for the museum’s diverse audience of families
  • Assist with development of mock-ups (including simple Powerpoints) that can be used to gauge  visitors’ understanding, interest, and engagement
  • Contribute to the creation and vetting of data-collection instruments and participate in reliability studies
  • Observe and interview visitors during a series of scheduled prototyping sessions
  • Contribute to the analysis of data from these observations and instruments, including implications for the final component and additional questions to be answered.
  • Report results, conclusions and recommendations to museum stakeholders.

Hours:                        Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment

Site: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

Contact:         Sarah Gritsonis, Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources

                        Phone (312) 464-7652 · Fax (312) 527-9082

Internships are unpaid            

Chicago Children’s Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.

Foundation Intern
RAMBLERLINK JOB ID: 46070

Magnetar Capital Foundation – Student Internship

Overview:
The Magnetar Capital Foundation supports the work of the Magnetar Youth Investment Academy - an Evanston-based non-profit that teaches youth how to make smart financial decisions – now and in the future. The Academy is seeking an intern:

Communications Support
• Increase brand awareness with key constituents (Chicago Public Schools, thought leaders in education and high school students in participating Magnetar Academy locations)
• Support media relations in support of Academy, including media outreach for the Magnetar Ultimate Trading Challenge, an annual day-long event during which high school teams compete to manage portfolios on a simulated trading floor
• Work with Communications Director (CD) to update and maintain Magnetar Academy’s social media presence
• Work with CD to update and manage the Magnetar Academy’s website (www.magnetaracademy.org)
• Assist in planning, writing and managing the Magnetar Academy e-Newsletter
• Work with Program Coordinator to maintain database
• Work with CD to implement a communications plan to support Magnetar Academy instructors
• Track and report on the Magnetar Academy Teacher Portal

Delivery of Program Components & Events
Assist team with logistics and planning of special events and programs, including but not limited to:
• Teacher Training Session(s)
• Guest Speaker Program launch
• Stock Trading Day Challenge
• Student Stock Portfolio Competition
• Cohort dinners
• Focus Groups

Evaluation & Data
• Assist Program Evaluation team with administration, data collection & analysis, and reporting of pre-test results, focus groups, and exit surveys.
• Support, attend, and record Instructor Advisory Board meetings
• Summarize Implementation Metrics and prepare Program Numbers for weekly team meetings
• Assist with development of 2013-14 Program Evaluation Report

Operations Support
Assist the Program Coordinator with launch of spring 2014 Cohort
• On-Boarding Process
• Professional Development
• Delivery of Student Materials to schools
• Development of Intuit database project

Business Planning and Strategic Support
• Provide research support for Academy business plan.
• Research organizations in the financial literacy sector.
• Assist Program staff to develop internal systems and processes to support continued program growth

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Commitment
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Interest and experience in research
• Firm grasp of internet communications, including social media (particularly Facebook)
• Strategic and creative, while maintaining the ability to handle multiple tasks, priorities and deadlines
• Attention to detail, including ability to proofread
• Flexible and proactive in taking on assignments and responsibilities
• Team-oriented
• A passionate commitment to the Magnetar Academy’s goal of helping youth, especially youth in underserved communities, gain the skills they need to lead financially successful lives

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. They must have the ability to exercise initiative and creative thinking. Outstanding writing skills, as well as computer skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.

Individuals must be able to schedule at least 15-20 hours a week.

Applications Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, along with a writing sample (e.g., press release, newsletter, marketing piece and/or news articles) by email to internapplication@MagnetarAcademy.org.

Further Information
Visit: www.magnetaracademy.org

Job Function
Administrative/Support Services, Brand Management, BUS - Finance, Database Design/Management, Editing/Writing, Event Planning
Location
City
Evanston
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States
Hrs per week/ Days/times
at least 15-20 hours a week
Qualifications
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Interest and experience in research
• Firm grasp of internet communications, including social media (particularly Facebook)
• Strategic and creative, while maintaining the ability to handle multiple tasks, priorities and deadlines
• Attention to detail, including ability to proofread
• Flexible and proactive in taking on assignments and responsibilities
• Team-oriented
• A passionate commitment to the Magnetar Academy’s goal of helping youth, especially youth in underserved communities, gain the skills they need to lead financially successful lives

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. They must have the ability to exercise initiative and creative thinking. Outstanding writing skills, as well as computer skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.

Individuals must be able to schedule at least 15-20 hours a week.
Desired Major(s)
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS/UNDERGRADUATE
HR Intern w/ Chicago Children’s Museum

Title:    Human Resources Intern

Department:             Human Resources

Supervisors:              Vice President of Human Resources

Possible Majors: Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership or related field

Requirements: Strong communication skills, excellent PC skills, previous HR internship/experience desired but not necessary, highly organized, demonstration to attention to detail, ability to multitask, work independently and in group setting. 

Description of Tasks: The Human Resources Intern will work directly with the Human Resources Team on a variety of projects. Projects include the research of peer organizations’ onboarding and orientation process, providing recommendations for CCM’s new hire orientation, developing questions for our reference and prescreening needs and other projects as assigned. The intern will also assist with daily tasks including recruitment, screening, scheduling of interviews, organizing HR files, PO processing and more.

Projects:

·         Onboarding

o   Conduct research on reference and onboarding questions

o   Develop a comprehensive list of questions per department  based off departmental needs

o   Meet with departmental hiring managers to ensure questions match expectations

·         Revamping of new hire orientation

o   Conduct research on other cultural institutions orientation process for new employees

o   Conduct interviews with new hire participants for feedback on orientation

o   Rethink and redevelop our monthly new hire orientation process

o   Attend at least one new hire orientation as HR intern for observation purposes

Hours:                        Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment

 

Site:                Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

 

Contact:         Sarah Gritsonis, Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources

                        700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127

                        Chicago, IL 60611-3428

                        Phone (312) 464-7652 · Fax (312) 527-9082

 

Internships are unpaid. Chicago Children’s Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.

 

Chicago Children’s Museum Internship 2014

Title:    All Families Matter Diversity Intern

Department: Education

Supervisor:    Brett Taylor, Special Projects Coordinator

Possible Majors:  Gender Studies,Queer Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Child Development, Museum Studies, Marketing, Communications. (College senior or graduate preferred.)

 

Requirements: College-level studies in above or related fields; strong connection to (or strong desire to connect to) the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); organized; reliable; self-directed; uses discretion and shows sensitivity to others; team player.

 

Description of Projects and Tasks:

All Families Matter is an initiative that honors Chicago Children’s Museum’s commitment to diversity by actively engaging the LGBT Community.

 

Research:

·         Research prospective donors and grants that could support the museums’ All Families Matter initiative.

·         Research and identify prospective LGBT publications and social media where the museum could post job descriptions, All Families Matter activities, and general museum information.

Assessment and Evaluation:

·         Assess the museum’s physical environment

o   Do visitors notice the museum’s outward signs of acceptance?

o   Do visitors “see themselves” represented at the museum?

·         Survey museum staff to identify potential effects of All Families Matter.

o   Do new staff feel welcome?

o   Do staff understand the museum’s diversity initiatives?

Event Planning and Implementation:

·         Coordinate and host International Family Equality Day at the museum May 4, 2014

o   Partner with museum staff and the Family Equality Council to organize and host this event

o   Work with museum staff to develop family programming and marketing materials

·         Coordinate family PRIDE event at the museum in June (attendance optional if internship complete)

o   Partner with museum staff, the Family Equality Council and the Center on Halsted to plan and implement this family event.

 

Meetings and other tasks (depending on intern’s interest, skills and strengths):

Ø  Attend regular All Families Matter committee meetings

Ø  Attend general museum meetings with supervisor as appropriate

Ø  Photograph LGBT families on-site to diversify museum’s photo library for potential use in marketing materials and museum signage

 

Hours:            200 hours, beginning January or February through May or June, 2014 (schedule is flexible.)

 

Site:                Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

 

Contact:         Sarah Gritsonis, Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources

                        700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127

                        Chicago, IL 60611-3428

                        Phone (312) 464-7652 · Fax (312) 527-9082

 

Internships are unpaid            

Chicago Children’s Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.

 

Arts and Culture Intern

Title:    Arts and Culture Intern

Department:             Education

Supervisor:                Manager of Arts Studio and Programs

Possible Majors:       Art Education, Studio Arts, Museum Education, Performing Arts

Requirements:

Education experience with elementary-aged children, preschoolers and toddlers, Knowledge of and experience with diverse art forms, Ability to communicate with and lead groups of people, Documentation/photography experience, graphic design experience helpful, organization, creativity, flexibility, self-direction, imagination and patience.

Arts and Culture at Chicago Children’s Museum:

Arts and Culture programs offered in the Kraft Artabounds Studio include: family workshops, early childhood workshops, and visiting artist workshops. Arts programs offered museum wide include dance, drama, visual arts or music workshops and performances. Displays of artworks created by children, caregivers and visiting artists can be found museum wide.

Description of Responsibilities:

The interns’ primary responsibility will be working with Arts and Culture staff researching, implementing and documenting Kraft Artabounds Studio family programs, which serve our general visitors. Interns will work closely with Arts and Culture staff to develop, prepare and lead art activities for family workshops. Interns assist in keeping the studio organized and preparing supplies for workshops. Interns record attendance and assist Arts Learning staff in record keeping. Additional responsibilities will be determined by intern’s experience and may include planning and facilitating arts based special events, off-site programming or increased responsibility in documentation of programs and cataloguing of artwork.

 

Hours:            Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment. Monday or Tuesday afternoons, 11:30-5:30, required.

Site:                Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

Contact: Sarah Gritsonis, Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources

                   Phone (312) 464-7652 · Fax (312) 527-9082

 

Internships are unpaid            

Chicago Children’s Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.

2014 Winter/Spring Internships w/ Chicago Children’s Museum

Title:   Field Trip Research Intern

Department:  Community and Education Partnerships Team

Supervisors:  Julianne Chiu, Manager of Community Projects and Information

Possible Majors:

Evaluation/Audience Research, Museum Studies, Education, Sociology, Community Studies

Requirements: Experience and/or interest working w/diverse populations, Research (online and other), Strong Communication Skills (oral and written), Strong analytical skills, friendly and active; Spanish-speaking a plus

Description of Tasks:

Coordinate and conduct objective observations during field trips, with a focus on teacher interaction and behaviors. Assist with audience research to expand field trip market share in targeted communities.

Tasks may include:

-       Research

-       Data collection and information management, including data entry

-       Written and oral reporting

-       Coordination/communication with partners and internal staff

Projects: This internship will contribute to Chicago Children’s Museum’s field trip evaluation efforts for Playing with Numbers, a comprehensive early math professional development for teachers and students, with specific dedication to field trip observations.

Hours: Minimum 200 hours, 15-20 hours per week – 3 month commitment

 

Site: Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

Contact: Sarah Gritsonis, Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources

                       700 E. Grand Ave., Suite 127

              Chicago, IL 60611-3428

                  Phone (312) 464-7652 · Fax (312) 527-9082

Internships are unpaid            

Chicago Children’s Museum’s Internship Program provides interns the opportunity to develop important work skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the Museum’s mission.