Strategic Communications Intern

The Chicago Community Trust

About Us:

We’re working to build a Chicago region where equity is central—and opportunity and prosperity are in reach for all.

Position Details

Strategic Communications Intern
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Description: Strategic Communications Internship

Organization: The Chicago Community Trust

Intern Supervisor & Title: Director of Communications

Number Needed: 1

Cycle Time Commitment: October 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023

Ideal Majors: Communications, Journalism, Digital Media/Marketing

Salary: $20.00/hour

Hours per Week: 21 per week (2 in office; 1 day remote)

Timeframe: October 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023


The Strategic Communications team is responsible establishing and elevating the Trust brand across key stakeholders. This includes utilizing media relations, social media, storytelling, and external events.

Expected Assignments:

The Strategic Communications Intern will assist with research for talking points, scheduling interviews, photo sessions and videotaping, editing PowerPoints, developing social media content, tracking social media and podcast metrics, drafting news releases and web content, and supporting event planning.

The position is in the downtown Chicago office.


Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program within a Chicago area school majoring in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media/Marketing or related discipline;


The Strategic Communications intern will report to the director of communications, working alongside the vice president of strategic communications and director of public relations to support the Strategic Communications team. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must, along with strong attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, is required. Experience with Canva and digital analytics tools is preferred.

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