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Internship with New Chicago Consulting LLC (Public Relations, Fundraising, Political, and Research)Bookmark This
New Chicago Consulting LLC
220 N. Green Street (WeWork Building)
Posted: August 25 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAbout New Chicago Consulting
New Chicago Consulting LLC is a full-service consulting firm specializing in public affairs, political consulting, and fundraising. Many of our clients come to us to ensure a winning, comprehensive strategy for their campaign. Clients include city, state and federal candidates as well as issue advocacy groups, and both large and small businesses. Your participation in this internship opportunity will help ensure successful campaigns for a variety of clients. Although the work can be demanding, this experience will be both insightful and encouraging through your course of study as you travel down your career path. Our interns will be doing hands on work and are an integral and invaluable part of our team. We are looking for individuals from a wide array of backgrounds to bring a unique perspective to the client services.
ResponsibilitiesInternship Focus Options:
Public Relations/Affairs: Public affairs interns will get hands on experience raising our clients' profile in the media by assisting the Communications team with creating media lists, writing press releases and pitching journalists. They will assist with coordinating media tours, press conferences, securing interviews as well as editorial board campaigns. Interns will also help with comprehensive public affairs campaigns at the local, state and federal levels influencing public policy through utilizing strategic political planning and grassroots coalition building.
Fundraising: Fundraising interns will work as part of a collaborative team to raise funds for a variety of races in Chicago at the local, state, and federal level. This program offers a unique experience to work with multiple candidates and gain exposure to the fundraising world of Chicago. Fundraising intern responsibilities will include everything from donor research, event planning, database management to working directly with candidates learning firsthand about political fundraising.
Political: Political interns will learn first hand how to develop comprehensive campaign strategy based on previous election results and will assist with researching and drafting media releases and questionnaire responses, field outreach and volunteer recruitment, data compilation and analysis. They will assist with coordinating volunteers for field efforts and community events. Interns will also help coordinate various campaign services with the Campaign Manager to ensure fluid political planning and campaign
Research Analyst: Interns will be exposed to investigative research techniques on a variety of topics while synthesizing and analyzing data. They will be expected to access and analyze information from a variety of sources including media, public databases, reports produced by think tanks and more. They will also be expected to process Freedom of Information Requests and interface with government officials to explore topics as assigned. The successful candidate should be well organized, comfortable working in a challenging environment, and confident that they will be able to meet strict deadlines.
RequirementsPublic Relations, Fundraising, Political, and Research Internships
QUALIFICATIONS: Interns must share our passion and enthusiasm to strategic and hands on services to our clients. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic leaders. In the fast-paced environment of a political or public affairs campaign, it is essential that all Interns conduct themselves in a professional, mature manner. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:
• A passion for politics or public affairs
• Strong organizational skills
• Independent initiative on projects
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• General knowledge of basic computer programs (Microsoft Office)
• Willingness to lead grassroots activities (phone banking, canvassing, and speaking at local events)
• Ability to take direction while working independently
• Respect for deadlines and punctuality
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment
• Attention to detail
• Application Form (below)
• Current Resume
• One Reference