Work With Chicago Innovation

Work With Chicago Innovation

The Chicago Innovation team is made up of people who are passionate about Chicago and want to celebrate, educate, and connect its innovation community in unique ways. If you share that passion and think you’d make a good fit for the team, we’d love to hear from you.

Organization description

Now in its 22nd year, Chicago Innovation operates a year-round series of events and programs to empower the Chicago innovation ecosystem by educating, connecting and celebrating innovators. Our vision is to solidify the Chicago region as a global leader in innovation, and to ensure that innovation is for everyone.

Chicago Innovation is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and people of color of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chicago Innovation Summer 2024 Internship

Chicago Innovation is looking for highly motivated individuals to join the team as interns starting in May or June 2024.

Established in 2002, Chicago Innovation empowers the Chicago innovation ecosystem by educating, connecting and celebrating innovators. Our summer interns play co-leadership roles in identifying organizations that should be nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards, which annually shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The intern team is involved in analyzing all new product and service submissions. Interns will work with the executive team at Chicago Innovation, along with our panel of judges, to promote and evaluate all nominations received.

In addition, our interns also play a supportive role with the various Chicago Innovation events and activities that will take place over the summer, which include the Chicago Innovation Foundation’s In-Gala, the Chicago Innovation Summit, Nominee Celebration, Women’s Mentoring Co-op, Chicago Student Invention Convention, Ageless Innovators, the Ladder, and other events and programs.

This is a paid internship.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to to be considered.

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Chicago Innovation Summer Internship