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Executive Office Intern (Paid)

After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality, out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond. Our hands-on, project-based arts, communications and leadership, sports, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs are delivered at Chicago public high schools, community locations throughout the city, in Belmont Cragin at The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters, and downtown at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts.   


Summary of Position:

The Executive Office Intern will report to the Administrative Assistant and provide support to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. They will assist in the smooth operation of Executive Office activities and assist with a variety of support tasks that may be confidential. The Executive Office intern will also support with other needed tasks to ensure operational efficiency.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff the reception desk at our offices in the Cultural Center;
  • Greet visitors and direct them to appropriate staff;
  • Assist in responding to incoming calls and emails on the organization lines;
  • Organize and stock office supplies (e.g. drinking water, toner, copy paper, etc.);
  • Administrative tasks including copying, mailing, and filing;
  • Deliver packages or materials to internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Prepare check requisition forms; and
  • Other duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Customer service skills, and desire to help internal and external customers in person and over the phone
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office specifically
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral



  • Currently attending a post-secondary institution, in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred


How to Apply:

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After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

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