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 in the Chicago region and Northwest Indiana, under the supervision of local school staff.

Professional Benefits

✶ Serve as part of a dynamic, results driven team focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for families
✶ 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.

Required Qualifications

✶ Excellent verbal and written communication skills; superb interpersonal
✶ Capable of both a high degree of independence and teamwork in
✶ Strong organizational and time-management skills
✶ Innovative and creative approach to tasks
✶ Energetic and enthusiastic about helping schools with demonstrated need
✶ Interest in Marketing & Communications, Community Organizing, Education or Non-Profits
✶ Must have access to reliable transportation daily; this position is based at Big Shoulders Fund supported schools in the Chicago region and Northwest Indiana
✶ Able to commit 15-20 hours a week for 8 weeks (June through August)


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



For more information contact Jacqueline Chapman.
Jacqueline Chapman
Coordinator, School Marketing and Enrollment
312.374.5671  ✶  jchapman@bigshouldersfund.org