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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs drives dialogue on the rise and influence of global cities to shape our political, social, and economic lives and develop solutions to critical global challenges. This includes defining what makes a global city, examining the role of global cities as actors in global governance, developing a global engagement strategy for Chicago that can serve as a model for others, and exploring how arts and culture shape, define, and enhance global cities. The Council’s work in this area culminates each year with the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, an annual three-day event that convenes global leaders in business, civics, education, and the arts for a cross-sector dialogue on the power and limitations of global cities. More than 75 speakers and 600 delegates from around the world gather at this one-of-a-kind international event to share their experiences and discuss the influential role global cities play in addressing critical world challenges.

The Forum team works together internally across multiple departments including corporate relations, programs, communications, and studies to bring visibility to global cities and the issues surrounding them. The Intern, Programs: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities will work under the direct supervision of the Program Officer for the Forum.

The intern performs a variety of tasks including:
  • Assisting with conference calls, registering speakers, and developing itineraries
  • Supporting global cities team members by taking notes, preparing documents, scheduling meetings, researching and developing content as needed, updating large sets of data to ensure accuracy of information, etc.
  • Assisting in marketing and outreach strategies across multiple platforms to aid in audience development strategy and enhance the reach of the Forum
  • Keeping abreast of global leadership changes, developments, and news as it relates to the four pillars of urban life: business, civics, education, and the arts
  • Monitoring and responding to inquires coming to the Forum's email inbox
  • Performing administrative duties
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student
  • Strong research, editing, and writing skills
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task with quick turnaround times
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest in global cities, international affairs, or urban studies

Apply now for the Intern, Global Cities: Pritzker Forum on Global Cities opportunity.