Position: Programs Intern                                    Reports toExecutive Director 
Job type: Part-timepaid ($15 hour)                  Start DateFebruary 2022 

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is a nonprofit organization that facilitates partnerships to enhance the management capacity of creative businesses in the Chicagoland area each year, while promoting leadership development opportunities for business professionals through skills-based volunteering.  

The Programs Department oversees the key components of A&BC’s mission. The Programs Intern will assist with all aspects of planning and managing programs including Business Volunteers for the Arts®, our pro bono management consulting program; On BOARD®, our board training program; our Learning Lab series; and our organizational assessment tool, smARTscope©The Programs Intern will administer all of the programs through the 77 Communities Initiative. The Programs Intern will gain an understanding of the arts and cultural landscape in the Chicagoland area and the fundamentals of how nonprofit organizations operate.  

 Responsibilities may include: 

  • Supporting meetings and interactions with arts clients and business volunteers  
  • Compiling data for program implementation, program evaluation, and grant reporting 
  • Analyzing program evaluations to develop new strategies for growth, retention, and recruitment 
  • Updating records in company Salesforce database 
  • Collaborating on content creation and scheduling for social media, website, and e-mail marketing
  • Providing general administrative tasks 
  • Managing self-directed special projects based on interests and skills of the intern 


  • An interest in arts administration  
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software 
  • Ability to prioritize urgent and important tasks, flexible and adaptable, receptive to feedback 
  • Ability to work well independently and remotely 
  • Strong communication skills, energy and confidence 
  • Experience with MailChimp, Salesforce, and WordPress a plus  

Schedule: Flexible, 12-16 hours/weekThis internship will be fully remote.   

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to info@artsbiz-chicago.org with the subject line: “[Last Name] – Programs Internship” by Friday, December 31, 2021. 

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted in early January 2022, with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2022.  

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago commits to championing policies and practices of racial equity that empower a just and creative Chicago. To contribute to real change, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago will raise questions of racial equity among our stakeholders and support change in our organization and in the arts and culture sector at large. The Arts & Business Council of Chicago encourages our partners to join us as we listen, learn, and grow. We are committed to removing barriers that are faced by equity-seeking groups. Members of these groups are encouraged (but are not required) to self-identify as such in their cover letters and asked to describe the unique perspective this identity provides for this role.