At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

AIDS Foundation of Chicago seeks Policy Interns

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking responsible and motivated individuals to intern in its Policy Department. This is an incredible learning opportunity to do cutting-edge, meaningful work for a nationally-renowned non-profit AIDS organization. The interns play a vital role in our organizational success, and can anticipate a challenging but rewarding experience. The three internship descriptions are:
  • Advocacy Intern
  • Government Relations Intern
  • Public Health Intern
  • Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in public policy, public health, or government-related fields;
  • Exceptional writing ability;
  • Ability to work in a group setting;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications;
  • Passion for social justice issues and the fight against HIV/AIDS;
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with HIV and/or non-profit organizations desired.

This internship is unpaid, however, a stipend may be available to interns who meet specific requirements. Please inquire. Moreover, AFC can help interns obtain college credit for their work, where available. The intern will receive necessary training and staff supervision.

The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks, though longer internships are preferred. Public policy, public health, and government majors are encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply or contact AFC's Human Resources department at (312) 922-2322 or at to have the application sent to you.

Send resume, application, and cover letter to:
Internship Program, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 200 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60606. Resumes may also be emailed to, or faxed to (312) 922-2916. Phone calls welcomed at (312) 922-2322. People of color, women, and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.

Click here for more about AFC.

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