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Spring, Summer and Fall Internships at ICPR

ICPR is seeking motivated interns who are interested in gaining experience in policy crafting, nonprofit management, and data analysis. Interns play an integral role at ICPR. Our small staff size offers interns the opportunity to make meaningful contributions and gain experiences in a variety of areas.

ICPR offers flexible hours and is willing to work around obligations that our interns may have. We accept applications from both undergraduate and graduate students, and are willing to work with the student’s institution to offer course credit (if needed), upon approval of instructor. Summer internships will last from Mid-August or September to December.

Events & Marketing Coordinator
This position focuses on event coordination, marketing and communication, and responsibilities in nonprofit management. The Events & Marketing Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to provide free educational events to the public on issues like campaign finance, redistricting, voter engagement, and open government data.

Tasks will include:

  • Identifying and contacting expert panelists for events
  • Researching and managing event venues
  • Managing blog and website postings
  • Crafting weekly analytics updates
  • Posting on ICPR social media outlets (we have 2 thousand facebook likes and over 3 thousand twitter followers)

The ideal candidate will have an interest and some experience in planning events, and an interest in local government and politics.  Candidates should possess strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Political Data Analyst

This position involves research and analytics using government data, including state campaign finance and voter registration data. This internship provides a great chance to work with important data during an election year – the results of our research are often published in news sources across the state. The ICPR Data Analyst will work closely with the Executive Director on weekly research projects that include tables and a narrative outline for use by local journalists.

Tasks will include:

  • Analysis of state campaign finance data
  • Analysis of state voting trends, demographics, and registration
  • Weekly written analysis for use by local journalists

The ideal candidate will have skills in Python, JSON, and PHP for WordPress.  Writing skills and an interest in local politics is preferred.

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan nonprofit organization that conducts research and advocates reforms to reduce the influence of money in politics and to promote integrity, accountability, transparency and public participation in government. ICPR advocates our mission through online tools for voters, educational forums, and legislative reforms.

Those interested in this internship may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to specifying their position of interest and availability.



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