External Relations Intern

The Illinois Policy Institute is seeking a person to help us restore Illinois’ place in the nation as a beacon of prosperity that shines across the Midwest.

During your internship with the external relations team, you’ll work in our Chicago office and become familiar with all aspects of fundraising.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Research and identify potential funding partners.
  • Process and post incoming gifts
  • Communicate with donors
  • Assist external relations officers with correspondence
  • Collaborate with the team in problem solving and strategy discussions.

Qualified applicants will:

  • Have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree with a focus on public policy, business administration, marketing or other related field.
  • Have excellent data analysis and writing skills, proficiency in Excel, attention to detail, the ability to work as part of a team, and a positive attitude
  • Believe firmly in the principles of the free market.

Awareness of customer relationship management tools like SalesForce is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials to Cinda Pensabene at cpensabene@illinoispolicy.org:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position, relevant training and experience.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.