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Thank you for your interest in working with the Chicago City Treasurer’s Office. The Treasurer’s Office offers a variety of rewarding careers to help provide families and businesses with the tools to succeed. If you are interested in employment in the Treasurer’s Office, please fill out and submit an application from the links below.

As a volunteer intern in the City Treasurer’s Office, you will be vital in promoting and supporting initiatives to enhance our city’s development.

Teams within the Treasurer’s Office that you may work with:

  • Financial Empowerment and Education
    – Marketing and Communications
    – Partnership
    – Community
    – Engagement
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Investments


  • Support the CTO teams in outreach efforts to promote CTO initiatives.
  • Attend council and committee meetings to assist in tracking legislation relevant to our initiatives.
  • Take comprehensive meeting minutes and prepare briefing memos for staff.
  • Attend events as needed to represent the organization and provide support.
  • Assist in sourcing resources and programs beneficial to small business owners.
  • Contribute to community activities such as parade planning and outreach.
  • Collaborate with our social media manager on posting and capturing events.
  • Offer creative input on potential programming aligned with our demographic.
  • Assist project and development managers with administrative tasks.

Duration: Summer 2024

  • Minimum 20 hours per week, maximum 35 hours per week for no more than 12 weeks.

If you’re passionate about making a difference in our community and eager to gain hands-on experience in community outreach and administration, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of our city& helping put financial education & empowerment first for all Chicago residents!

Application process: Interested students should complete the application, along with sending in your resume and a cover letter, Please be sure to include your field of study and how this internship will have an impact on your field of study.

Additional questions can be directed to

DEADLINE: April 17th, 2024

The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are a person with disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312 744-4976 (voice) or 312 744-5035 (TTY). You may be required to provide information to support your reasonable accommodation request. Students who are Deferred Action Recipients are encouraged to apply for volunteer and internship opportunities. You must provide your Employment Authorization Document at the time of hire.



Job Summary: The City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office is seeking Integrated Marketing Communications to produce high-quality content that engages the Chicago residents and builds brand recognition for the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise projects to guarantee all content is publication-ready
  • Create communication and marketing strategies for events and services offered.
  • Work with the Public Information Officer to generate new ideas and strategies.
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies that build awareness of office initiatives.
  • Create informative and interesting press kits, media alerts, newsletters, websites, and related marketing materials.
  • Plan and manage all online and marketing materials design, content, and production.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a relevant field.
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role.
  • Proven experience creating targeted content is advantageous.
  • Prior experience in the financial services industry or knowledge of financial services and products, is a plus
  • Prior experience in WordPress, Canva, and Streamyard, is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of government communication practices and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and self-starter: the ability to initiate the crafting of engaging and compelling content and images
  • Well organized and able to multitask and work well under pressure and leadership abilities

Other Work Requirements:

  • Initiative
  • Adaptable/Flexible
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovative


Annual Salary Commensurate with experience $81,552

Application Process

You must submit the following documents to Amanda Brown | Asst City Treasurer | Director, Human Resources:

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your expertise

All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in Section 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

City of Chicago               Brandon Johnson                   Mayor

Salary: $15.80 (salary will increase on July 1 pursuant to Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance)

Hours: varies by department

Location: varies by department

The City of Chicago’s College Student Intern Program is designed for college students who are seeking to gain knowledge and valuable work experience in the public sector. Work hours are flexible to meet the needs of students and city departments. This is a temporary position. Internships are limited to one year in any one City Department.

Come learn and work amongst diverse and talented professionals who are committed to making Chicago the City that works. City departments are grouped into 4 main categories, Infrastructure, Community Services, Regulatory, and Public Safety.

Infrastructure departments are essential to keeping our city moving. They build, repair, and maintain our streets, sidewalks, bridges; maintain our sewage systems and residential recycling and waste programs; purify our city’s water supply; and operate the City’s two international airports. These departments include the Department of Aviation, Department of Fleet and Facilities Management, Department of Streets and Sanitation, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Water Management

Community Services departments support Chicago’s families and neighborhoods. Services include health care clinics; immunizations, home-delivered meals for seniors; emergency shelters for the homeless
and displaced; crisis intervention assistance; referral services for people with disabilities; and learning/recreational opportunities through citywide public libraries. These departments include the Chicago Public Libraries, Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Department of Family and Support Services, Department of Housing, Department of Planning & Development, Department of Public Health, and Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

Regulatory departments work on behalf of the interests of consumers and workers through the
enforcement of City ordinances and compliance with local, state, and federal laws; mitigate the threats of
climate change; respond to resident and business complaints; and coordinate the overall government
operations by managing city finances, human resources, legal, and other important functions. Regulatory departments include Board of Elections, Board of Ethics, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control, Department of Administrative Hearing, Department of
Buildings, Department of Environment, Department of Finance, Department of Human Resources, Department of Lay, Department of Procurement Services, Department of Technology and Innovation, License Appeal Commission, Office of Budget Management and Office of the Inspector General.

Public Safety departments work together to keep Chicago’s neighborhoods, families, and properties safe. The critical services that these departments provide save lives and protect homes, businesses, and the rights of all Chicagoans through law enforcement, fire suppression and prevention, and emergency response operations. These departments include the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department, Civilian Office of Police Accountability, Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Office of Public Safety Administration, and the Police Board.

Current internship opportunities are available at the following departments:

Community Service Departments with Summer Internship Opportunities

Infrastructure Departments with Summer Internship Opportunities

Regulatory Departments with Summer Internship Opportunities

Public Safety Departments with Summer Internship Opportunities

Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR)

Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)

Chicago Police Department (CPD)

City Clerk

Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS)

Department of Buildings (DOB)

Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA)


City Treasurer


Department of Finance (DOF)

Office of Emergency

Management Communications (OEMC)

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)


Department of Human Resources (DHR)


Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities (MOPD)


Office of Budget Management (OBM)


Number of available positions varies by department.

Essential duties include:

  • Performing various administrative functions to support departmental activities and the operating needs of the department
  • Compile, tabulate and analyze statistical data, and research and collect information for inclusion in studies and reports
  • Use various software packages to type documents, create spreadsheets and maintain databases
  • Provide general information regarding programs and services to the public
  • Review and process applications for programs and services and explain program requirements to applicants
  • Maintain records and prepare work reports
  • Perform various office clerical functions
  • Participate in the organization, set-up and administration of special events and program activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to positions within the class.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a student enrolled in an accredited college, university, law, business, or data processing/information technology school.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications -Word, Excel and Power Point.

(Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in an AA, BA, MA, or JD degree program.)

NOTE: Applicants must complete each required section of the online application, submit a resume, AND must click the “Submit” button at the end of the online application to complete the application process. Unsubmitted or Incomplete applications without the required documents will not be considered. At the time of onboarding, you must provide a current letter of enrollment verification from the school’s registrar/dean confirming enrollment in the upcoming semester (or National Student Clearinghouse Proof of Enrollment Certificate) in order to be qualified.

Candidates will indicate their area of interest/department grouping. Departments will reach out to the Department of Human Resources to request a list of candidates. If more candidates are interested in the area/grouping than the number of vacancies, the candidate list will be randomized, and departments will contact candidates in lottery order. Candidates will work with the hiring department to onboard. Please note, depending on the volume of candidates who apply, and the number of positions departments have budgeted for, it is possible not all candidates will be selected for an internship.



The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Brandon Johnson, Mayor