About Chapin Hall
Chapin Hall is an independent policy research center at the University of Chicago that provides public and private decision-makers with rigorous research and achievable solutions to support them in improving the lives of children, families, and communities. Chapin Hall partners with policymakers, practitioners, and philanthropists at the forefront of research and policy development by applying a unique blend of scientific research, real-world experience, and policy expertise to construct actionable information, practical tools, and, ultimately, positive change for children, youth, and families. Established in 1985, Chapin Hall’s areas of research include child welfare systems, community capacity to support children and families, and youth homelessness. For more information about Chapin Hall, visit www.chapinhall.org or @Chapin_Hall. Also take a moment and view this video clip from various staff regarding why they enjoy working at Chapin Hall.
About the Internship
Communications interns are part of the Office of Communication and Dissemination. The goal of this office is to accelerate the dissemination of research so that practice and policy for child, youth and family well-being is driven by evidence.
The specific functions of this office include:
- Create data visualization that support effective translation of research and policy information
- Work with a wide range of media formats (digital, web, print) and be proficient using graphic design software such as Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
- Proficiency designing in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Report design and layout
- Collaborate with Communications staff to create social media visuals
- Communication campaign strategy and planning
- Photography and video production experience is a plus
Internships will be designed to facilitate the intern’s learning and experience in the intern’s chosen concentration of communication work. Tasks performed during the internship can include but are not limited to data visualization; graphic design; crafting social media visuals; photography and photo editing.
School year internships range from 8 to 16 hours per week and are unpaid and for college credit. Chapin Hall will comply with all administrative requirements for the intern to receive college credit for the internship.) All interns will have professional-level work examples for their portfolios by the close of their internship.
All applications submitted by midnight, Monday, Nov.29 will be considered for an internship starting in January 2022.
- A student working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in visual communications, art direction, graphic design, or a related field.
- Strong interest in data visualization and/or graphic design. Student should have experience working in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience in R Code, Tableau and/or any other data visualization software is a plus
- Sound skills and comfortability in verbal and written communication
- Experience or coursework in any or multiple areas included in the above list of Chapin Hall communication office components
- Demonstrated experience and portfolio pieces in those areas.
- A passion for public service or research
- Strong focus on continuous learning
- A cover letter
- 3 or more graphic design and data visualization work samples. Students can include any photography and/or video work in addition but not required. (Please upload a pdf or Word file with Hyperlinks)
- Contact information for three academic or work-related references
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Chapin Hall is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. During this time travel is suspended. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to operate a computer extensively for four (4) or more hours per day.
Pre-employment background checks are required for all Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago positions.
To express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com.
Formal expressions of interest are accepted online only. A cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and additional work samples are required to be considered for this position.
Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5157, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.