Nov. 21, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 6

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    Internship program offers chance to work with mayor

    Three College students will have the opportunity to work in the office of the mayor of Chicago, thanks to a new internship program announced by Career & Placement Services and the Dean of the College.

    The University of Chicago Mayoral Internship Program will support three paid student internships for 10 to 15 hours of work per week in the office of Mayor Richard Daley during winter and spring quarters.

    "This will provide students who are interested in city government, decision-making and public policy issues an opportunity to work in substantive high-level internships," said Robert Riesman, Director of Career Placement & Services. "The interns will be able to work firsthand on issues such as school reform, community policing and other hot urban topics. They'll also have the chance to meet and discuss these issues with a range of high-level officials."

    The program will be coordinated by Lisa Boulden (B.A.'91, M.A.'92), assistant to the mayor. Boulden and Riesman noted the instrumental role played by Jonathan Kleinbard, Vice President for University News & Community Affairs, in working with the mayor's office to establish the internship program.

    All College students are eligible to apply for the internship program. Application forms are available in the CAPS office in Ida Noyes Hall and in the Office of the Dean of the College, Harper 247. Completed applications are due Monday, Dec. 2, and the internships will be awarded on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

    The mayoral internship program is the first of several new internship programs that CAPS and the College are creating for University undergraduates.

    CAPS is also developing internships for College students in Washington, D.C, during summer 1997. One program will offer students opportunities to work in Smithsonian museums and other institutions, while another will provide internships in various branches of the federal government.

    Information on these competitive, paid internships will be available from CAPS and the College early in winter quarter.

    For more information about available internships, call 702-7040 or visit the CAPS office in Ida Noyes Hall.