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2018 Jeff Metcalf Policy Intern, Sustainability and Resilience

**This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. By applying to this internship:

 

· You agree to the Metcalf Interns’ Responsibility Notice;

· You recognize that you are responsible for independently finalizing the logistics of your internship, including transportation and lodging. Please reference these helpful city guides.

 

Please note: to ensure that the University can provide opportunities to as many students as possible, Federal Work-Study eligible students may be paid using Federal Work-Study funds. If your opportunity is funded by Federal Work-Study, you will receive biweekly paychecks during your internship, and the pay will be subject to withholding as wages, as required by law. **




Learn how city policy is formulated and initiatives are implemented while interning with the Mayor’s Policy Team. Interns will work with Mayor’s Office senior staff in analyzing potential city programs and initiatives with a focus on sustainability and resilience, and will support the city’s Sustainability and Resilience Teams in developing near- and long-term plans and policies and implementing related programs. Policy interns will have the opportunity to: research programs and policies and advise as to whether they could benefit Chicago; research best practices in other cities and make recommendations on implementation; assist in developing new city initiatives and generating new ideas; and assist in staffing ongoing and new projects related to mayoral priorities related to sustainability and resilience. Please note that an intern will be fingerprinted after he/she is selected and before he/she starts work.

 

Qualifications:

Desired qualifications include: self-directed learners able to work independently on long-term and short-term projects; competence in researching, distilling information, and presenting reports verbally and in writing; commitment to confidentiality and discretion in dealing with sensitive information; self-motivation; attention to detail, organizational and writing skills, and ability to work with interruptions and changing priorities; and demonstrated interest in current events, sustainability and resilience, public policy and public service.


Open to all current undergraduates, with priority for those admitted to the Chicago Studies Quarter: Calumet