The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to improving our region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. We are here to serve the nonprofit organizations, the generous donors and the thoughtful residents who strive to make a difference, helping their bold vision create lasting community change. We work with a number of partnerships and initiatives to accomplish this work.

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The Chicago Community Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Data Analysis and Impact Measurement Internship

  • Job Tracking ID: 512298-787208
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Date Updated: August 25, 2021
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Education: None
  • Application Deadline: Until filled

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Job Description:


Seeking an individual with enjoys working with data and has a commitment to drive change to contribute to the Chicago Community Trust’s Learning and Impact department.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in data collection, cleaning, analysis and reporting
  • Support data visualization projects
  • Participate in the design, implementation and analysis of focus groups
  • Provide GIS support
  • Partner with Trust staff to support data use
  • Summarize and synthesize data and evidence (reporting, memos, dashboards)
  • Provide Technical Assistance as Needed to Internal and External Stakeholders
  • Provide Research Support on Key Topics
  • Assist in the refinement of procedures and process to increase organizational efficiency

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Analytical foundation
  • Proficiency with Essential Software
    • Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel - Required
    • GIS Platforms (QGIS, ESRI, Leaflet, etc) - Preferred
    • Tableau or Other Data Visualization Software(s) - Preferred
    • Experience with Statistical Software (R, Stata, SPSS) - Preferred
  • Analysis & Presentation
  • Strong Emphasis on Collaboration and Teamwork

Intern Supervisor & Title:

  1. Sr. Director of Learning and Impact
  2. Manager of Learning and Impact.

Cycle Time Commitment: October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021

Ideal majors: computer science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, social work (administrative focus), data analytics, data science, public policy, engineering, economics, biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, urban planning

Hours per week: 21

Salary: $15.00/hour

Experience and Skills:


  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize findings, provide practical, actionable insights, and create clear summary reports
  • Complex problem-solving skills and driven to find innovative solutions that promote sustainable social impact.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in working to address racial, economic, and social inequities.
  • Understanding of trends and policies, advocacy, and developing partnerships in field.
  • Must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Must have a demonstrated commitment to the Chicago community and not-for-profit sector;
  • Must have good research skills;
  • Have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in outreach and marketing work preferred;
  • Interest in or knowledge of housing program and regional planning issues preferred;
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects with multiple organizations or people; Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; specifically in writing summaries and presenting data and information in a visual format;
  • Excellent organization, project management and analytical skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs.