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Communications Intern

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) advocates for the improvement of public education by creating the conditions that allow high-quality charter public schools to grow, thrive, and serve students and families well. We believe the key conditions are informed community members supporting elected officials who enact laws providing equitable funding and accountability, and authorizers complying with the law and following transparent policies and practices for school oversight.

INCS advocates with elected officials, local school districts and other charter public school “authorizers,” supports nascent and existing school staff and organizes parents and communities. INCS’ advocacy efforts are supported by our communications, development, and operations teams.

The organization is based in Chicago, where the majority of Illinois’ charter schools are located.


INCS is offering an internship opportunity for a college student to join the communications team. The candidate will work between 10 to 20 hours a week and will report to Kasia Kalata, senior manager of communications.

  • Curate compelling, timely content for INCS’ social media accounts (i.e., Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and generate a metrics report.
  • Assist with updating the INCS website and provide support with the network’s customer management system.
  • Monitor local, regional and national news on the topic of education—particularly Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and charter public schools—gathering mentions for INCS Clips, published daily.
  • Develop and gather content for INCS monthly newsletter.
  • Assist with research and information-gathering to support INCS’ editorial/storytelling efforts and trends assessment.

Candidates must have:

  • An interest in current education trends on a local and national level
  • Experience with social media
  • Ability to work independently as a highly-organized self‐starter
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative team player
  • Enthusiasm to learn new things and take on new challenges


As soon as possible.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to Kasia Kalata: