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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
Chicago Innovation is a year-long series of events and activities with one overarching mission — to accelerate the growth of innovation in the Chicago region. Our goal is to help the economy of the Chicago region grow through the jobs, revenues, and improved lives that are the result of innovation.

Chicago Innovation Winter Internship

Chicago Innovation is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team as a Winter Intern starting in January 2019.

Established in 2002, Chicago Innovation has grown from the Chicago Innovation Awards, an annual celebration of new products and services, to a year-long series of events and activities designed to educate, connect and celebrate innovation in the Chicago region.  The organization’s expansion has included formation of the Chicago Innovation Women Mentoring Co-op to support female innovators, the Chicago Student Invention Convention to teach the innovation process to students in K-8th grade, Corporate Start-up Matchmaking to connect large corporations with emerging start-ups, and other activities aimed at stimulating innovation in the Chicago region.  

The Winter Intern would have exposure to and be involved in the following activities over the course of the entire internship:

  • Researching start-ups that meet the needs of large corporations
  • Chicago Innovation event support including promotional activities, identifying strategic partners, venue research and on-site event execution
  • Website support involving the creation of an innovation content video library
  • Supporting the growth of the Women Mentoring Co-op, including identifying potential sponsors, analyzing impact data and other program logistics
  • Advancing the growth of the Chicago Student Invention Convention including teacher/school recruitment, identifying potential funders, and program support
  • Graphic design support for Chicago Innovation social media and e-newsletter

This is a paid internship. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Chicago Innovation Summer Internship

Chicago Innovation is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team as a Summer Intern starting in spring/summer 2019.

Established in 2002, Chicago Innovation celebrates, educates and connects Chicago’s innovation community. The Summer Intern would play a co-leadership role 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 would be part of the team involved in analyzing all new product and service submissions. The intern will work with the executive team at Chicago Innovation, along with our panel of judges, to promote and evaluate all nominations received.

In addition, the intern would also play a supportive role with the various Chicago Innovation events and activities that will take place this summer, which include the Chicago Innovation Foundation’s Un-Gala, the Chicago Innovation Summit, Past Winners Showcase, Nominee Reception, Women’s Mentoring Co-op, Chicago Student Invention Convention and other programs.

This is a paid internship. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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