Internship/Employment
Opportunities

Future Institute provides resources to secure your future. Our generous funders, partners and other supporters offer internships and employment opportunities to Future Institute and Concept Schools students. Keep this page bookmarked as opportunities come and go quick! 

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Internships

Event Planning/Communications Intern for World Future Forum

Future Institute has an opportunity for you to apply your skills in a real world capacity by implementing communication skills and planning the second biennial World Future Forum (worldfutureforum.org), an international educational conference. We are looking for motivated individuals with a passion for event planning, social media, public relations, and communications. Sound like you? If yes, then we want your help!

Future Institute’s work environment is an office setting and the hours are flexible. Internship length is dependent on school schedule for the right applicant and there is a possibility for growth and long-term opportunities. We prefer applicants to be local to the West/Northwest Chicagoland area or at least Chicagoland vicinity since in-office work is required.

Address: 1336 Basswood Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173

This unpaid internship is a perfect opportunity to acquire in-office marketing team experience too! You will be interacting with the communications, creative, marketing, and academic staff for a well-rounded internship experience. This is a perfect opportunity to be part of something big!

Internship Responsibilities:
– Coordinate and monitor event logistics, timelines and schedules for the conference
– Develop and execute marketing strategies to publicize the event
– Communicate with and invite speakers, presenters, sponsors and attendees
– Plan layout and set up of the plenary and breakout sessions at the venue
– Ensure all deadlines are met
– Reach out and secure sponsorship
– Negotiate and book catering for the conference
– Design social media graphics and design digital newsletters
– Manage social media, event website and registration/abstract submission portal
– Prepare text for social media posts and invitation letters
– Supervise all correspondence and event email
– Provide monthly updates on the event
– Report to previous event coordinator
– Other tasks as assigned

Education Requirements:
– College student or graduate
– Pursuing/obtained a college degree in Communications, Event Planning, Marketing, English, or Journalism (AD/PR); however, other majors with a passion for communications and event planning will be considered

Skills/Competencies Requirements:
– Strong organizational, logistical, and analytical skills and interest
– Strong time management skills
– Basic marketing knowledge of: SEO, Social Media campaigns, Google AdWords, and Website Analytics
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
– Strong communication skills, including phone and email as well as quick responsiveness
– Strong writing skills and presentation skills
– Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
– Attention to detail
– Proactive mentality
– Desire to ‘own’ the work and lead tasks
– Flexible and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously
– Ability to work independently and in a team
– Ability to take direction
– Energetic and positive attitude

Bonus Skills (not required):
– Excitement to support and grow nonprofit programs
– Interest in education
– Experience with WordPress
– Design experience on Canva

Employment

Illinois Student Assistant Corps (ISACorps) Member

Are you graduating from college and interested in giving back to your community by helping students find a path to college, while you earn great on-the-job experience and a monthly salary?

First launched in 2009, the Illinois Student Assistance Corps (ISACorps) is a group of recent college graduates who participate in a two-year, salaried program to provide Illinois students and their families with objective information and the support they need to make informed decisions about college and other postsecondary educational options. These talented young professionals help implement the mission of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, by helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois students. Although ISACorps services are available to any family in the state, ISACorps members focus on working with students from under-resourced communities and with those whose families have no prior college-going experience. Working from locations throughout the state, ISACorps members have a goal to spend approximately half of their time working in the high schools in their district and half of their time in other community-based organizations and locations.

Location: across the State of Illinois

Responsibilities:
ISACorps members partner with local schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to provide free college planning, financial aid information, and career exploration services. The ISACorps provides workshops, presentations, and one-on-one mentoring for students and families, assisting them with college exploration and selection, college applications, financial aid and scholarship search, financial aid applications, and career exploration. ISACorps members also help support local college and financial aid events and present at conferences. They build relationships with school counselors, faculty and staff, with communities and regional/local organizations, with parents, and most important, with students.

Benefits:
– offers opportunities for recent college graduates to gain significant on-the-job work experience in a variety of educational settings while making a positive difference in the lives of students
– provides six weeks of intensive training with experts
– expands professional networks
– improves presentation and outreach skills
– pays a monthly salary and provides tuition waivers at select Illinois public universities

Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree of higher
– Recent college graduate
– Passion for making a difference
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Willingness to commit to ISACorps for two years
– Bilingual skills, a plus (not required)
– Pass a background check

More information at www.isac.org!

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