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Internship Overview:

The Content and Communications Intern reports directly to the Forums and Content Director. The intern will be responsible for helping to streamline research, content, and communications for the Exec Club’s 13 industry-specific Forum groups. The ideal candidate for this position is a student with interest in conversations applicable to the greater business community. This candidate should be looking to expand their knowledge of various business industries through being a member of a non-profit organization.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Research speaker leads and topic ideas and maintain database of potential topics and speakers for future events
  • Liaise with the membership team to support member recruitment and engagement efforts when necessary
  • Creating event materials such as agendas, discussion questions, and/or remarks for Forum events
  • Draft Forum announcements to members, including new events, meetings, and other general communications
  • Assist Forums and Content Manager with targeted marketing for Forum events.
  • Update collateral materials for Forum events, including Co-Chair remarks and PowerPoint decks
  • Collaborate with the communications and marketing team for all Forum-related digital material and event updates on the website
  • Assist in registering guests for Forum events via CRM Software
  • Provide day-of support (as available) for Forum Events. Tasks to include assistance with badges, general event set-up, greeting of guests, etc.
  • Contribute to annual reporting projects including season recaps, company exposure reports, speaker demographics and more
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by Forums and Content Director

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 Exec Club programs
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. and stand for an hour unassisted

Hours: ~16 hours/ week. Schedule TBD upon placement
Term: Ongoing Opportunities. Summer, Fall Semester, or Spring semester duration
Rate: School credit when applicable

About Us: The Exec Club is Chicago’s premier membership and business forum. The Executives’ Club of Chicago is a valued resource for local business leaders – connecting members, providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. Exec Club membership is comprised of senior-level executives, including significant representation among CEOs of multinational corporations headquartered in the region, as well as professionals from Chicagoland’s business, civic, and academic communities. Founded in 1911, the Exec Club is one of the nation’s oldest and most established business organizations.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Clark, lclark@executivesclub.org. Please note in subject of email which intern position you applying for.