8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association


INTERNSHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Mission
The 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association is a group of veterans who still want to serve. As a 501(C) (19) not for profit organization we provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship within our community. Since 1974 we have gathered to share experiences, knowledge, and good times while preserving the principles of group solidarity, camaraderie, military excellence, and integrity as exemplified by the Old Eighth Illinois
Description
The 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association offers interns the opportunity to work closely with military veterans, programs and activities in order to gain a working knowledge of a busy and successful non-profit veterans organization. Interns develop a wide range of organizational and administrative skills. Internships are focused toward the goals and objectives of the individual project.
Qualifications
Qualifications vary for each internship position. Preference is given to those who demonstrate the following qualities and experiences:
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
- Interpersonal skills and ability to deal with public
- Organized, methodical work habits and attention to detail
- Ability to work creatively and with limited resources
- Basic working knowledge of computers, including Word and Excel
Hours and Compensation
Flexible part-time hours, but a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours per week is required. These are unpaid positions. Chicago Public School Service Learning credit may be available.
Dates
Summer Internships June - August Applications due: May 31
Fall Internships September - December Applications due: July 1
Winter/Spring Internships January - May Applications due: December 1
To Apply
Send a resume and letter of interest specifying your area of interest (see Internship Project Descriptions below) to:

8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association
Internships | Attn: Intern Program Director
5200 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60615


For questions, please email interns@8thinfantry.org.

INTERNSHIP PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Winter/Spring Internships January - May Applications due: December 1
During the Winter/Spring term, special projects are available in curatorial, oral history, web design and marketing. Please specify your preferred area of interest in your application. Deadline to Apply: December 1.
Curatorial (Collection Inventory)
The 8th Association is seeking interns to assist with inventory of the 8th Association's museum collection. Interns will gain working knowledge of curatorial practice while documenting the Museum's collection of military and historical artifacts. Candidates must be detail oriented, organized and able to work independently. Strong writing skills and experience handling delicate objects a plus. Interns must be available for a minimum of 20 hours during the term.
Graphic and Web Design
The 8th Association is seeking a creative, dedicated web/graphic design intern with experience or interest in web design to help with the creation and expansion of our web site. Candidates must have solid basic computer knowledge and some experience with graphic design software. Experience with html is a plus, but enthusiasm to gain a working knowledge of web design and maintenance is most important. Interns must be comfortable working with text and data, as they will not only help with the creation of the web site, but also assist with entering web content. The 8th Association is accepting applications immediately for this position. Interns must be available for a minimum of 20 hours during the term.
Veterans Oral History
The 8th Association is seeking an intern to assist with collecting and cataloging the oral histories of military veterans. Interns will also help to organize the material for use and exhibit in the associations museum. Ability to work with staff and the public, strong research skills and ability to work independently a must. The 8th Association is accepting applications immediately for this position. Interns must be available for a minimum of 20 hours during the term.
For questions, please email interns@8thinfantry.org.