The Julian Grace Foundation is looking for interns over the 2021 summer! Below is the job description and more contact information if you are interested in applying!
Company: Julian Grace Foundation, Highland Park, IL (Chicago Northern Suburb)
Position: Summer Intern
Background of Foundation: The Julian Grace Foundation is an entrepreneurial private
foundation that does high-engagement grant making in order to create a just, unified and hopeful world. Founded in 2014, the Julian Grace Foundation envisions a just world, in which there is renewed hope, socio-economic mobility, and unity and healing within and between individuals, communities and the environment. The foundations Program Areas include: Educational Opportunity, Immigration & Human Rights, Environmental Protection, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Health, and Community Organizing and Advocacy. To achieve this mission, the Foundation’s grants support organizations and programs primarily in the Chicagoland area and Lake County, as well as parts of Central America, and Israel. The office is in walking distance to the Highland Park stop on the Metra Union Pacific North Line.
Position Summary: The Summer Intern is an 8-week long temporary position that will be
responsible for assisting in multiple programmatic and administrative areas. The Foundation’s
core working hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We anticipate the position will involve 20 hours per week scheduled over three or four days.
• Perform analysis of past grantmaking
• Conduct research and analysis of communication strategies including website, social
media, and email campaigns
• Perform research on issues related to areas of focus, including but not limited to
Educational Opportunity, Immigration & Human Rights, Environmental Protection,
Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Health, and Community Organizing and
• Provide support for internal and external meetings, including preparation of materials,
notetaking, and follow-up
• Undertake special projects upon request
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
• An individual entering their sophomore or junior year of college
• Proactive person who can multi-task
• Strong attention to detail and deadlines
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and be a collaborative team player
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Positive attitude and flexible to assume additional responsibilities as assigned
• Proficient in excel and ability to learn additional software
• Interested in learning about the social sector as a career path
The information contained in this job description is intended to convey information about the essential functions and requirements of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the opportunity. The Julian Grace Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work force at all levels of the organization. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and work to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and achieve outstanding results. If you meet the qualifications, you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran or any other classification in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Start Date: June 9, 2021,
End Date: August 13, 2021
Compensation: $15/hour, paid every 2-weeks.
Schedule: The hours for this position must be within the core working hours and must be consistent week to week, but the exact start time and end time are flexible with approval from supervisor. This internship will take place in a virtual setting until office reopening policy is implemented. Additional meetings and events may take place outside of core work hours.
Applying: Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Summer Internship” in the subject line no later than April 12, 2021: resume, cover letter and contact information (e-mail and telephone).
Please note that the finalist(s) for the position will need to submit to a background check.