Elevated Chicago Intern

Elevated Chicago
The Arts + Public Life (APL) Elevated Chicago Intern (intern) is responsible for providing a range of administrative support to APL team members working on the Elevated Chicago steering committee and working groups. The intern’s responsibilities will include, but is not limited to, correspondence with Elevated Chicago team members both internal to APL and external, scheduling, developing meeting notes, structuring electronic filing, assisting with obtaining proposals, attending community group meetings, and researching background information for the team as required. The position is part time, at about 8-10 hours per week.
Arts + Public Life builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events. As part of the University of Chicago's efforts to enhance the arts, the Arts + Public Life initiative actively encourages the development of relationships between the creative and artistic projects taking place at the University with those that are taking place throughout the South Side, the city of Chicago, and beyond. Arts + Public Life strengthens and develops sustainable partnerships with local community organizations and residents, artists, and arts organizations with a focus on three primary areas of creative activity: 1) enhanced opportunities for collaboration with artists of color, diverse cultural organizations, and women through new space and programmatic efforts on Chicago's South Side; 2) strengthened arts education with local schools and campus arts partners, and 3) sustainable community partnerships that ensure the broader University activities serve as important community assets.
Elevated Chicago is the local initiative of the Strong Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC). SPARCC is a $90 million national initiative which invests in and amplifies local efforts underway in six communities to ensure that new investments lead to equitable and healthy opportunities for everyone. Arts + Public Life is represented on the Steering Committee and in working groups of Elevated Chicago and provides background and perspective for integrating Arts and Culture into local investments and initiatives.
Skills & Qualifications: 
Essential Functions:
75% administrative support to APL team members working on Elevated efforts
Assist team in scheduling meetings
Assist team in setting spaces for in-person meetings, including room/chair configuration set-up
Assist team in setting up conference calls
Note taking for working group meetings
Setting up and monitoring steering committee and working group correspondence using online communication platforms
Setting up and monitoring event calendar(s) within online communication platforms
Setting up and monitoring files in Elevated Chicago digital cloud document storage
Assist APL team in developing content for marketing of events and efforts related to Elevated Chicago
Research for background knowledge for team regarding various related topics such as Transit Oriented Development, Health Policy, and/or Arts Policy
Research for potential tools and services for team to employ for project
20% working closely with APL team for Elevated Chicago related grant writing and grant management
manage portal for grants related to Elevated Chicago
manage report deadlines and milestones for grants related to Elevated Chicago
assist in processing invoices from sub-consultants related to Elevated Chicago grants, including administrative correspondence with sub-consultants
5% Other duties as assigned
Ideal for student interested in public policy and the arts
Ability to use computer, including Microsoft Office suite including PPT, Google Drive platform, Outlook calendar
Excellent written and spoken communications skills
Ability to interface professionally with diverse audience
Exhibits organization skills to keep track of different projects and communication threads
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Familiarity with SLACK communications platform, a plus
Must be self-directed and self-motivated
Clear, effective and tactful oral and written communication skills
Travel to various Chicago neighborhoods for community meetings
Physical Effort:                 
Considerable office work including ability to sit and use computers for 2 to 4 hours
Occasional pushing and lifting of chairs and tables to set up events. Some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs) is required
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
To Apply: 
Please submit resume and cover letter to the following email address with subject line, Elevated Chicago Intern Position
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