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Seeking Communications Interns for Future Institute Programs

Our organization has an opportunity for you to apply your skills in a real world capacity, while helping grow our Future Institute (FI) programs and World Future Forum (WFF), an international educational conference.

We are looking for motivated, pursuit-driven individuals with a passion for marketing, social media, public relations, and communications as well as an interest in analytics and logistics. Sound like you? If yes, then you possess the power to help take our programs to the next level!

This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

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. We prefer applicant 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 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.

Goal of the Internship:
Implement communications skills and knowledge in a professional setting to expand and enhance Future Institute programs as well as help plan the World Future Forum via email, phone, and in-person meetings.

You will work with the organizational teams to support the programs’ strategic objectives, including the following specific duties:

● Contact program participants and communicate program areas
Monitor program participants’ progress
Research new partnership opportunities
Present programs to potential partners and funders
Research competitive programs, organizations, and competitions
Assist in developing a logistical plan for the programs and events
Assist in developing community outreach, gathering data from internal and external resources
Track and analyze program data
Design social media and blog graphics (via Canva) and design digital newsletters (via MailChimp)
Other tasks as assigned

Education Requirements:
Pursuing a college degree in Marketing, Business Marketing, English, Journalism (AD/PR) or Communications
College student
Graduate student a plus!
Other majors with a passion for marketing and communications will be considered.

Skills/Competencies Requirements:
Strong organizational, logistical, and analytical skills plus a desire to work with data
Basic marketing knowledge of: SEO, Social Media campaigns, Google AdWords, and Website Analytics
Strong communication skills, including phone and email as well as quick responsiveness
Strong writing skills
Strong presentation skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Attention to detail
Flexible and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously
A self-starter with a “find work” attitude
Ability to work independently and in teams
Must have an interest in organizing and planning logistics for the events & conferences
● Ability to take direction and work as part of a team
Energetic and positive attitude a plus

Bonus Skills:
Excitement to support and grow nonprofit programs
Desire to ‘own’ the work and lead tasks
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
● Blog posting and experience with WordPress
Design experience (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign) a plus
Interest in education!

Send an email to Nichole Pientka at myfuture@futureinstitute.us and tell us about yourself. Please attach your resume/CV.