The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) is looking for energetic students with exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to join our internship program. Applicants should have a strong interest in communications. The communications internship is a paid opportunity.


  • Event outreach
  • Compiling a weekly student newsletter
  • Tracking analytics (Social media, newsletter, and website)
  • Updating several website platforms
  • Media monitoring
  • Miscellaneous tasks as needed


  •  Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • 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 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 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.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  •  Cover Letter
  • 2 writing samples

To Apply:
To apply please send your resume to Marguerite Huber at mkhuber@uchicago.edu. Applicants must be able to commit for 6 hours per week for the full academic year and have early morning availability at least one day per week (Mondays or Wednesdays).