Internship- Membership Engagement Intern
The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Internship: Membership Engagement Intern

Organization Name & Description: The Executives’ Club of Chicago is Chicago’s leading business forum, bringing together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago, while providing its members the opportunity for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world-class speakers, and enhance exposure to the global business community. 

Organization’s Location: 8 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 

Intern Title: Membership Engagement Intern 

Summary of the Internship Description: Interns will be trained and supervised by a specific member of The Club’s team. Throughout the internship, they will interact with the entire Club staff, attend staff and departmental meetings, and have opportunities to interface with senior business leaders and program speakers, and network with Chicago’s business community. In addition to learning how to develop and execute world-class business programs, interns will be provided opportunities to develop critical business-related skills including project management, organization, research and data analysis, data-base management, marketing, and communications. 

The Intern Will: The Membership Engagement Intern will work directly with the Chief Engagement Officer on evolving and streamlining the Club’s membership process. The ideal candidate is a student with a desire to become acquainted with Chicago’s business scene while learning how a membership based organization operates. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Maintain membership database to make sure all directory information is up to date for both members and non-members of The Club. 
  • Assist in potential new member research – conduct research various industries and potential member companies, and which C-Suite Leaders would be right for membership. 
  • Assist in the retention process of individual member accounts. 
  • Respond to inquiries for more information from prospective members. 
  • Solicit member feedback on programming and member benefits. Create and present reports on continuous improvement opportunities for member benefits.
  • Assist in coordination of member engagement programs associated with forums, leadership development, and networking events.
  • When possible, attend & staff programs (involves varying event duties from escorting VIPs, to walk up registration. Some early mornings or evenings may be required).
  • Attend and participate at Membership Team meetings and internal staff meetings.
  • Administrative tasks and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • Ability to handle several tasks in varying stages of development 
  • Ability to learn quickly 
  • Ability to work independently, including prioritization of tasks and self-management 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; NetForums or other database experience preferred 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent writing skills and willingness to use them
  • Willingness to experiment, to learn, and to be creative
  • Ability to create great working relationships
  • Must have at least one business outfit for attendance at Club programs
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. and stand for an hour unassisted

Internship Duration and Hours: 2 days at 16 hours per week. Schedule TBD upon placement 

Compensation: The Club offers school credit when applicable. 

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Laura Clark (lclark@executivesclub.org) with “Membership Engagement Intern” in the subject line.