EPIC is looking for energetic students with a strong interest in outreach and communications to become an integral member of our small, passionate communications team. Applicants should have some outreach/communications experience. The internship is a paid opportunity.


  • Managing a weekly newsletter to UChicago students;
  • Media monitoring and compiling a 3-times weekly news report to affiliated faculty;
  • Event outreach support, including devising new tactics to reach students;
  • Maintaining several website platforms;
  • Maintaining media, stakeholder and alumni lists;
  • Assisting with composing social media campaigns;
  • Tracking analytics across all digital platforms (social media, newsletter, and website);
  • Day-of event support, including working with our Events & Operations lead to help with setup, registration and breakdown;
  • Miscellaneous tasks as needed


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently with a high degree of initiative and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Strategic thinking, project management and planning skills. Ability to manage and prioritize communications needs, perform effectively in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines in a timely manner while maintaining professionalism and product quality;
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills;
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills, creativity, flexibility and attention to detail.


Current candidates enrolled as graduate students at the University of Chicago, with a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field.


  • 1-2 years of experience (including internships) working in a communications capacity;
  • Working knowledge of website content management systems and e-mail marketing systems;
  • Experience tracking analytics on various platforms;
  • Familiarity with the media industry, including media monitoring and mapping, with direct experience working within the industry a plus;
  • Experience engaging on social media in a professional capacity.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 writing samples

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume to Vicki Ekstrom High at vekstrom@uchicago.edu. Applicants must be able to commit for at least 6 hours per week for the full academic year, including late night or early morning availability three days per week.