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ORGANIZATION: CHICAGO EDUCATION ADVOCACY COOPERATIVE
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Are you a 2023 college graduate or rising college senior? Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative is looking for 10 Chicago area-based interns to join our 2023 Summer Internship Program. Our internship program is designed to provide a fulfilling work environment that encourages creativity, teamwork, and inclusiveness.
You will work with professionals at every level and gain real-world experience that will give you an edge wherever your career takes you. You will have the opportunity to create meaningful and impactful articles to raise awareness about educational issues effecting the communities we serve. You will work with fellow interns on a summer long project which is a goal: 100 articles published on our Medium page related to topics and issues in education relevant to communities we serve by August 2023.
Our Copywriting Summer Internship Program is one of the most important parts of our contribution to progressing culturally relevant policies and programs in education. Your words and ideas directly impact the communities we serve in two ways: (1) raising awareness about matters of concern to them and their educational experience and outcomes and (2) raising funds through the Medium Partner Program that provide services and supports to the communities we serve. Since 2020, this program has contributed to raising over $5,000 for underrepresented students and their families.
We provide individual mentoring, educational navigation services, independent tutoring, and learning facilitation for Black and Latino students and their families living in the Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore, Kenwood, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications
- A graduating senior (2023) or an undergraduate junior (graduating 2024)
- Curious about the world around you and about writing in particular
- Obsessed with the nitty gritty details, grammar, punctuation, and eager to learn new skills
- A champion of social justice through education advocacy and systemic reform
- Research topics that shape educational experiences and outcomes for the communities we serve
- Write at least 10 articles of 400-600 words in length related to these topics
- Participate in weekly creative meetings through ZOOM
- Participate in monthly planning meetings in-person
Experience and Exposure
- Gain exposure to a range of projects including grant writing, policy advocacy, social media, education reform, and student services.
- Weekly meetings with Executive Director for concept-generating meetings to process ideas and get an up-close view of how articles come to life
- Learn how to translate complicated educational issues into powerful yet simple, easily understandable, and well researched articles
- Collaborate with your fellow interns on a comprehensive, final project that you can feature in your portfolio
The ability to work independently and reliably while on a hybrid schedule consisting of remote and on-site visits to the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago...and an interest and passion for education!
As this is an internship, a large proportion of the value of this opportunity is gained through the experience of working with the organization, learning for the team, building your professional portfolio, and cultivating your leadership skills. We do realize that time is valuable and education is expensive. After submission of the 10th article, we will provide a one-time stipend payment of $150 in August 2023.
Ready to make a difference?
Apply now to start your educational advocacy journey! The Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative formalized as a nonprofit entity based in Chicago in early 2020 with the hopes of supporting racialized and minoritized students as they attempt to navigate Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). 100% of our students have since gone on to enroll in or graduate from college. Since then, we have expanded our focus to faculty by creating virtual opportunities to connect with colleagues to connect and share best practices. We have also conducted several research projects to capture evidence of attitudes related to learning experiences to share with educational leaders.
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About CHICAGO EDUCATION ADVOCACY COOPERATIVE
955 East 61st Street, #3, CHICAGO, IL 60637, US
We are working to ensure equitable access to education for all. We support current and prospective underrepresented college students as they transfer from community college to their four-year institution. We provide support groups for remote learning students. We host sessions for students seeking to create change on their campus.
We started in January 2020 as a non-profit entity focused on supporting students, faculty, and administrators seeking to improve the education system at all levels.
Since then, we’ve helped hundred of students successfully apply, get accepted, and complete college level courses. We collaborated with the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health as part of their Annual Convening Series. We started the Undocumented Student Relief Fund and (in 2020) awarded $1000 in support to college students who need it the most.
Moving forward, we remain committed to our mission of providing equitable access to high quality education for all students, faculty, and administrators. We are currently working with 12 Future Scholars Fellows as they navigate higher education for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking to grow and expand and need new and innovative ideas on how to best serve underrepresented college students as they seek social mobility through higher education.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
February 25, 2023
- Copy Writing / Copy Editing
- Must be at least 18