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Founded in 1952, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) serves as a congress for the Chicagoland Italian American organizations and represents the community on a local, state, national and international level.  The JCCIA is dedicated to its heritage and promoting the Italian American community.

Internships at JCCIA are unpaid positions. We are able to work with your school for college credit. Expected time commitment per week will vary and is dependent on the requirements of your school.

We seek Chicagoland area-based interns who are:

  • Committed to helping advance the Italian American community locally and worldwide.

  • Committed to using entrepreneurship to provide solutions for the development of a non-profit organization.

The Internship is intended for college students who are exploring career fields and/or whose degree requires an internship. Academic fields recommended for participants in the study areas of Marketing, Historical Studies, Curatorial Science, or a related discipline.

Applicants will work directly with the President and Executive Director to assist with developing action plans for implementing strategic goals and new initiatives. Projects may include: marketing opportunities for events in the Italian American community, historical research regarding Italian culture and within Italian American communities, and museum exhibit coordination and research, museum or curatorial science to assist with artifacts from the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. 

Throughout the internship, students can expect to either gain or further their understanding and education of the following;

  • Creating and further developing partnerships with other organizations and agencies within the community that benefit and support the Non-Profit.

  • Direct, hands-on understanding of how a Non-Profit operates.

  • Understand and improve upon the basic knowledge of administrative responsibilities within the Non-Profit.

  • Develop hands-on experience collaborating with volunteers, board members, and other members of the organization.

If you are interested in an internship with the JCCIA please send your resume and intentions to

Work Location: Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Office

Internship Compensation: College credit based on approval from your college/university

This Internship Is: Open to applicants 18 years old and above and who are currently enrolled in a college or university.

Submit your resume and cover letter to or today.

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