2018 Communication, Marketing & Library Internship-IL

Approximate date of posting July 3, 2018

 Position: Communication, Marketing & Library Internship

Eligibility  Basic conversational French language skills are not necessary, but are a definite plus. Ability to translate French/English will be appreciated.

95 % of written/oral communications are in English

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Company/Organization  Alliance Française de Chicago

The Alliance Française de Chicago is a non-profit organization. Located downtown, our mission is to be Chicago’s center of French language and French speaking cultures – to promote exchange, understanding, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people — including those from Europe, Canada, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East – a world of 220 million French speakers. Through study of another language and its associated cultures, we help to develop a global view of the world.

Schedule/Hours   Full time (40 hours per week), mostly weekdays with occasional evenings or Saturdays.

Time Frame  6 months, preferably more. This internship will start in September

Compensation: A monthly stipend of $700 is available.

Source Indeed 


As Marketing-Communications and Library intern, your efforts will be integral to the success of communications, marketing, and event-related initiatives at our dynamic non-profit. Among the largest and most influential Alliances Françaises in the US – we offer a full menu of cultural programs, classes, and an outstanding library.

Reports to Brand Specialist and Library Director. 60% of the time is spent in Marketing-Communications and 40% of the time is supporting the Library.

You will join a team of professionals who are passionate about their mission to help people learn, explore, and connect with others – especially those who have an interest in France and Francophone cultures and communities. This is a great choice for a socially-engaged and energetic candidate; a proactive and detail-oriented person – one who is also comfortable with big-picture thinking – will enjoy the networking and other opportunities of this position.

Duties and responsibilities

External Communication :

  • Creating original content for social media
  • Drafting and editing marketing materials (press releases, e-newsletters, flyers and brochures)
  • Updating the website
  • Maintaining email lists
  • Photographing events
  • Maintaining a content schedule, and participating in marketing strategy meetings.

Events and Customer Service :

  • Developing, promoting and supporting the library, conversation groups, and occasional library events
  • Helping the Library Director with all the library events (set-up, recording and photographing events)
  • Developing membership benefit activities
  • Hosting a twice-monthly conversation group

Required Skills

  • Social media savvy (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapshat…)
  • Graphic design skills, especially experience with InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office products
  • Strong English writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to represent the Alliance to the public
  • Interest in French and Francophone cultures
  • Basic conversational French language skills are not necessary, but are a definite plus. Ability to translate French/English will be appreciated.

How to Apply Please send a resume/CV and a cover letter that includes your availability.

Please send a resume/CV and a letter of motivation that includes your availability to: hr@af-chicago.org. Include the name of the internship in the subject line.

Website: https://www.af-chicago.org/jobs

Deadline: Unspecified


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