The Chicago Innovation Awards team is made up of people who are passionate about Chicago and want to celebrate, educate, and connect its innovation community in unique ways. If you share that passion and think you’d make a good fit for the team, we’d love to hear from you.
Organization description
The Chicago Innovation Awards is a year-long series of events and activities with one overarching mission — to accelerate the growth of innovation in the Chicago region. Our goal is to help the economy of the Chicago region grow through the jobs, revenues, and improved lives that are the result of innovation.

Position: Chicago Innovation Awards Summer Internship

The Chicago Innovation Awards is looking for highly motivated individuals to join their intern team starting in June 2017.

Established in 2002, the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates, educates and connects Chicago’s innovation community.  The annual awards shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the Chicago region.

Interns play a co-leadership role in identifying organizations that should be nominated for the awards, and analyzing all new product and service submissions. Interns work with the executive team at the Chicago Innovation Awards, along with our panel of judges, to research and evaluate all nominations received.

Interns also play a supportive role with the various Chicago Innovation Awards events and activities that will take place during the summer, which primarily include the Un-Gala, Chicago Innovation Summit, Innovation Doctor Is In, the Nominee Reception and the Innovators Connection.

This is a paid internship.

If you’re interested in working with us, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].