Assistant to the Senior Manager, Member Programs

Dynamic, Professional Non-Profit Seeks Intern to the Senior Manager, Member Programs for a Minimum Commitment of 15 hours per Week for a 3-4 Month Period

Great Experience for Individuals in professional transition and looking to build their resume and students interested in careers in Non-Profit Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Business, and More

Step Up Women’s Network is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential by:

  • creating and implementing impactful after-school and weekend programs that empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready
  • propelling professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development Attending Step Up events working alongside the Senior Manager, Member Programs
  • inspiring our network to invest in the future success of girls through mentorship and financial support

Position Summary

Step Up Women’s Network Chicago seeks an intern to assist the Senior Manager, Member Programs with membership initiatives, data analysis, member recruitment and retention, marketing/pr, and meeting planning, while assisting with daily administrative, operational, and logistical duties. Specific duties include:

  • Organizing, analyzing, and presenting membership data, trends, and goals
  • Attending Step Up events working alongside the Senior Manager, Member Programs
  • Making phone calls and writing emails relating to membership, events, fundraising and programs with members, donors, potential sponsors, and other program partners
  • Assist in drafting and producing marketing/promotional/press materials for Step Up programs and events
  • Overseeing membership logistics
  • Maintaining communication with Step Up members
  • Assisting with meeting preparation for Step Up membership committee
  • Researching fundraising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Attend community networking events to promote Step Up and broaden membership
  • Managing prospects, membership, and business information and materials in the Step Up database
  • Handling out-of-office errands
  • Performing all other office administrative support and special projects as needed

Fill Date and Commitment

This is a position for a minimum of three months and 15 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. Some evening hours may be necessary for events and meetings. The position is unpaid.

Benefits of Volunteering with Step Up

  • Resume building experience tailored to your interests and skills
  • Training in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing, and all around business practices
  • Ability to work closely with the Senior Manager, Member Programs
  • Attendance at high level events with the opportunity to network with dynamic women


Step Up will consider candidates with a minimum of 2 years work experience or bachelor’s degree. The selected candidate will have the following additional qualities:

  • Passionate about our mission and women’s issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with a positive, professional, can-do attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and care to deliver quality, professional work
  • A flexible self-starter that does not require heavy supervision
  • High level of organization and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

To apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter to Liz Minoofar at by June 26, 2012. No phone calls please. Step Up will contact all those we wish to interview.

Sierra Club Media Team Internship: Chicago, IL

Sierra Club Media Team Internship: Chicago – Sierra Club IL Chapter Office

Are you wondering if a career in public relations, journalism, field organizing, or progressive politics is for you? This internship will offer you a chance to learn about crafting communications strategy, working with reporters, and winning advocacy campaigns.

The Sierra Club’s Media Team is seeking an intern for a national campaign based out of our Chicago office. This is a great opportunity to learn more about communications in the non-profit field, while making an impact on critical environmental issues like climate change, fossil fuels and clean energy, and conservation.

While projects vary depending on the time of year, most interns gain exposure to:

  • Pitching stories to the news media
  • Writing and editing press materials, reports, and presentations
  • Monitoring and compiling Sierra Club media coverage
  • Assisting in data analysis and research projects
  • Preparing and distributing media props and materials
  • Answering media inquiries and responding to the field requests
  • Social media and blog outreach
  • Building press lists
  • Helping design, set up and present media skills trainings
  • Brainstorming media opportunities, media strategy, talking points/messaging
  • Attending events and hearings
  • Providing general support for the Communications team
  • Other public relations and communications tasks and individual projects as assigned

The ideal candidate for an internship with Sierra Club is self-motivated, energetic, flexible and a strategic thinker with very strong writing abilities, good organizational skills, understanding of the political system, and a passion for the environment and social justice. Responsibilities will be tailored to personal skills and areas of interest to the best of our ability.

Other qualifications: Current college student or recent college graduate. If you are foreign student, we cannot review your application unless you are part of a program that arranges your paperwork for you — we cannot arrange an H1B visa.

Media Team Internships are 3-6 months in length, with interns working a minimum 20 hours per week, scheduled at their discretion. Internships are unpaid, although we do offer a modest local travel reimbursement. Current students are eligible for a modest scholarship, and academic credit may be available (we are willing to provide any documentation necessary to help students get credit at their college or university).

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: (Please put “INTERNSHIP” in the subject header.) Please send questions to this email address as well.

Application period ends July 15, 2012.

Project Manager Intern

We are seeking an intern to plan, coordinate, execute and finalize an IT platform to streamline our business processes. You will learn a wide variety of diverse skills from consultation to management and communication; learn how to effectively provide solutions to assigned projects and oversee quality control of its life cycle; and develop and implement strategies in accordance with overall goals and objectives of the organization.


  • Research possible solutions and provide measured arguments for and against each solution.
  • Define and document all required project tasks.
  • Recommend, implement, and manage the necessary project management tools.
  • Deliver weekly reports on the status of the schedule, missed tasks, milestones achieved, and identified risks.
  • Aid in the preparation and presentation of executive-level project progress and status reports.


  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  • Great interpersonal communication skills to get along with a variety of personalities.
  • Highly analytical, logical, and good problem solver.
  • Familiarity with both back-end and front-end web technologies.
  • Strategic understanding of cloud-based software services; experience with a big plus.
  • Experience with web development life cycles including development, testing, and deployment as well as work breakdown, dependencies, and responsibilities.

Please send resume to

Sales & Marketing Intern

The Sales & Marketing internship is designed to provide hands-on experience for students.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative, enthusiastic, high energy professional to support the organization, to help build identify potential clients and carry them through the entire sales cycle.

The intern will also be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with retailers and vendors. Applicants must have clear communication skills, and the ability to interact well with customers. Abilities

  • Entrepreneurial individuals who are ambitious, assertive, intelligent & energetic
  • Exhibit strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Exercise great communication skills, as well as be organized and helpful
  • Strong organization and strategic planning skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Outlook/Power Point)

Please email resume to

Graphic Designer Volunteer or Intern

Compass to Care is focused on supporting a child’s cancer journey by scheduling and paying for travel arrangements. We are currently seeking a graphic designer to assist with the building of a young non profit brand and develop key promotional materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop creative and technical abilities in graphic design
  • Apply skills and knowledge to effectively achieve defined business goals
  • Combine content and design to develop printed and online promotional materials
  • Learn how to manage a project from conception to implementation

At the End of this Internship, the individual will:

Have gained hands on experience :

  • Designing a range of printed and online promotional materials including ads, brochures, newsletters, fliers, and fundraising materials.
  • Participating in concept development and reach creative solutions with the Compass to Care team that match Compass to Care’s standards and guidelines.
  • Gathering pricing and prepare files for print, assisting with administrative tasks, mailings, and completing projects for special events as needed.

Candidate requirements include:

  • Graphic design experience
  • Adept at Adobe Creative Suites including InDesign and Photoshop
  • Understanding of use of color and element to capture the attention of the audience
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience with and/or ability to: work well independently and within a team
  • Able to lead and complete a project successfully with little supervision
  • Willing to ask for help in the process when needed
  • Commitment to Compass to Care’s missions and goals

Minimum of 3 months or one academic semester, 10-20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. Hours are flexible but must be completed in the office located at 120 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602.

Please email us at

Volunteer with the Lukemia & Lymphoma Society

Help support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by volunteering at the Fleet Feet Racing Women’s Half Marathon and 5K!

LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Volunteers under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
June 24, 2012
Apply at
Volunteer with the American Cancer Society at the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon

The American Cancer Society DetermiNation team is seeking Rock star volunteers to assist with an aid station or cheer station at the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon.

RNR takes place on Sunday, July 22 at Grant Park. This exciting race is great for both individuals and groups.

For more information, please contact Elyse Siwinski at or 312.279.7278


Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of volunteers must have at least one adult chaperone per ten individuals.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
July 22, 2012
Volunteer with the American Cancer Society at the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon

The American Cancer Society DetermiNation team is seeking volunteers to help at the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon.

The race is Sunday, June 24 at Grant park, and volunteers are asked to arrive by 5:00AM. Responsibilities may include assisting with an aid station, cheer station or working gear check. This is a great opportunity for both individuals and groups.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, please contact Elyse Siwinski by Monday, June 18.

Elyse Siwinski at or 312.279.7278

Volunteer instructor

Volunteer with the Chicago Lights Summer Day Program!

Summer in the City, Dynamic Chicago Youth and YOU!

Summer Day runs from June 25– August 2, 2012, Monday-Friday from 8:30am -3:00pm

This high energy, six-week program, serving children entering 1st - 8th grades and living in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods, offers instruction in reading, writing, math, science, music, dance, drama and art. Summer Day is a way for children to get a jump-start on the upcoming school year and develop exciting, new talents while having fun. And … We need you!

Share a Special Talent

Do you have a fun craft project to share? Are you a magician? Do you teach yoga? Share a special talent or present a workshop to our students to help enhance their learning experience this summer.

Days and Times: Openings are available Thursdays, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Please join us at one of the following Volunteer Orientations for more information:

Wednesday, June 13 – 3:00-4:30pm OR Tuesday, June 19 – 6:00-7:30pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611 (enter building at 130 E. Chestnut St. entrance)

Questions? Please contact Meghan Stegemann

312.981.3560 or

or visit

Communications Intern (Summer 2012)

The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (CPWR) is seeking a Communications Intern. The intern is responsible for monitoring religion stories in the media, researching and posting inter-religious current affairs and maintaining interesting content on the Parliament blog and e-newsletter. The intern assists with social media including Twitter, Facebook and the CPWR’s own social networking site, The intern assists with preparation and editing of targeted email campaigns. Other duties may include writing, copyediting, database entry/management, design/desktop publishing, video editing, and creative thinking to continually improve our organizations communications.

Interns work at the main office of CPWR in Chicago, IL. Internships are unpaid.

The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions works to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. The Parliament achieves this through trainings, webinars, large-scale interreligious gatherings and working with religious and spiritual communities around the world.

If interested, please send resume and a letter of intent to Matt Black, Website Development Manager at If you have any questions, please call (312) 629-2990 x239.