Communications Internship Application

Reform for Illinois is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group that conducts research and advocates reforms to promote public participation in government, address the role of money in politics, and encourage integrity, accountability, and transparency in government.

RFI is seeking graduate and undergraduate candidates who are interested in gaining communications experience in a nonprofit setting. Interns will also develop skills in event planning/fundraising, research, website and CMS management. Interns play an integral role at RFI. Our small staff size offers interns the unique opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the organization and gain in-depth experience.

Scope of Work Fall 2019 

Our organization changed it name in 2018 from the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform to Reform for Illinois. While we have started to reestablish our new name and brand among stakeholders, this is an ongoing task.  Interns will have an opportunity to focus on assessing and growing our social media imprint and overall communications strategy. This will involve:

The Communication Intern will work closely with our organizational leadership to:

Interns may also assist in the following areas: 

Interns may also have an opportunity to support our research focus areas including but not limited to the following:

This role requires a high-level of attention to detail, excellent time-management skills, and a strong work ethic.

RFI offers flexible hours and is willing to work around obligations that our interns may have. 

Applications submitted without a cover letters & one writing sample will not be considered. 

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