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Internship Program

The Council offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students the opportunity to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through its internship program.

All internship opportunities are unpaid and based in Chicago unless other specified. All 2021 internships will be conducted virtually. Please note that these are subject to change with each semester.

Internships by Team

Internship opportunities on the Communications team:

Internship opportunities on the Development team:

Internship opportunities on the Global Cities team:

Internship opportunities on the Global Food and Development team

Internship opportunities on the Lester Crown Center team

Internship opportunities on the Next Generation team

Internship opportunities with the Office of the President

Internship opportunities on the Programs team

Internship Application Timeline

The Council offers three internship terms:


Term Start End Applications Accepted Selection Dates
Fall September December May 15 - June 15 June 15 - July 15
Spring January May Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 Oct. 15 - Nov. 15
Summer June August Jan. 15 - Feb. 15 Feb. 15 - Mar. 15


"This solidified my career goals. I am incredibly interested in working to improve our global food system by pursuing the fields of global nutrition and public health, so having the opportunity to grow my understanding of these issues daily was extremely rewarding."

Elizabeth B. Previous Council intern