Join the Big Shoulders Fund as a member of the Fellows Program and have a direct impact on our schools as you push for enrollment through marketing and community organizing. Get the word out to the families of students who would benefit the most from a quality, values-based education. Candidates should be motivated to help build enrollment in schools throughout Chicago under the direction of the Big Shoulders Fund and local school staff.

This is a part-time, paid marketing-focused internship based at Big Shoulders Fund supported schools, under the supervision of local school staff.

Required Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; superb interpersonal abilities
Capable of both a high degree of independence and teamwork in responsibilities
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Innovative and creative approach to tasks
Energetic and enthusiastic about inner-city Catholic education
Interest in Marketing & Communications, Community Organizing, Education or Non-Profits
 Must have access to reliable transportation daily; this position is based at the schools
Able to commit tp 20-30 hours a week for 8 weeks (June through August with a two-week break)


Support the marketing and enrollment efforts of individual Big Shoulders Fund schools by assisting with related tasks, including:
Designing and producing marketing pieces (e.g. brochures, direct mail flyers)
 Updating/supporting social media pages on behalf of school
Participating in phone banks to follow up with prospective parents
Canvassing local school neighborhoods with support of school parents and/or teachers
Completing other marketing and enrollment focused tasks as needed

Professional Benefits

Serve as part of a dynamic, results driven team focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for inner-city families in the city of Chicago
Develop and utilize hands-on skills in communications, marketing, media relations, community outreach and leadership
Experience the support and direction of a longstanding, independent 501(c) 3 with a proven track record and high profile in the city of Chicago
Build a network of professional contacts across Chicago

Some evening and weekend hours required. Must have access to reliable transportation daily. Ability to converse in Spanish would be valuable.