(Posted August 12, 2022)

Job Description 

The Communications intern will work closely with the Digital Communications Manager to further the mission of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) through equitable and inclusive use of digital media.  

About CCH 

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is a 42-year-old systemic advocacy organization. CCH develops campaigns and initiatives to address the causes of homelessness – lack of affordable housing, lack of access to health care and services and lack of jobs paying a living wage. We place much emphasis on organizing and developing leaders within the homeless population to become spokespersons and leaders of our various initiatives. CCH does its work in accordance with its organizational values – collaboration, integrity, strategic action, compassion, and intersectionality. We recognize that homelessness is a problem that steps from systemic racism and that biases and prejudices are embedded in the fabric of society, and thus also permeate organizations like ours. CCH is committed to advancing racial equity in the workplace, through the work of our racial equity committee, and through the campaigns and initiatives we choose. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Website Management  
  • CCH.org 
  • Assist with CCH website relaunching  
  • Gather, organize, and edit new and historical website content 
  • StreetLightChicago.org  
  • Assist with SLC website rebuild 
  • Gather, organize, and edit new and historical website content 
  • Social Platforms 
  • Assist at in-person events with live streaming and other live media needs 
  • Assist in the creation of social media and digital content as needed 
     
  • Data Analysis  
  • Utilize Google Analytics to help build data reports of website usages and audiences  
  • Assist in developing user experience channels  
  • Gather information on brand audiences through Google Analytics 
     
  • Other responsibilities as assigned 

Qualifications/Skills 

  • Entry level position, designed for a candidate who is passionate about inclusive and equitable storytelling, deadline driven, and is interested in the dynamic roles of data in the webmaster and digital communications environment. 
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills  
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and racial equity  
  • Demonstrated interest in non-profit communications/marketing 
  • Experience with housing and homelessness issues preferred  
  • Preferred: Proficiency in WordPress, Beginner experience in Google Analytics, Data Studio, Tag Master.  
  • Intermediate experience with HTML 5/CSS a bonus but not required.  

Compensation 

Intern will receive a $1,250 stipend at the completion of each semester.   

As of July 1, 2022, all employees should be up to date on vaccination series as indicated by the CDC.  The currently approved vaccines under this policy are Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and boosters. No vaccine shall be designated unless and until it is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization.   Employees are in compliance with the vaccine mandate two weeks after receiving the last vaccination required to be up-to-date in the series.   Timing and dosage (one shot for Johnson & Johnson, two shots for Moderna with 28 days between shots, two shots for Pfizer with 21 days between shots and boosters as they become eligible).  
 
Prospective employees will be expected to comply with this policy within two months of accepting their offer of employment.   

How to Apply 

Please send your resume, cover letter, and work samples to karianne@chicagohomeless.org with the subject line: 2023 Communications Internship Application.  

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength and recognizes and values the intersectional identities that staff members bring to our organization. We are enriched by the diverse experiences, beliefs, and ways of thinking that employees of different backgrounds bring. 

People of color and people who have experienced homelessness or poverty are strongly encouraged to apply. Fair consideration is given to all qualified applicants regardless of criminal record. CCH is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or any other legally protected status.