2022 Summer Intern

Lever for Change is seeking a summer intern to support our CEO, serving as a special assistant to her for the duration of the internship.

Job Description:

  • Position: Lever for Change Intern – Summer 2022
  • Reports to:  CEO, Lever for Change
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois (Hybrid)
  • Duration: June 13 – August 11, 2022
  • Compensation: Paid Internship

About Lever for Change:
Lever for Change leverages investments in solutions to the world’s biggest problems — from racial and gender equity to climate change. By matching donors with problem solvers — through customized challenges and tailored funding opportunities — Lever for Change accelerates social change. Outstanding teams from these challenges form the Bold Solutions Network, which focuses on elevating organizations and catalyzing further funding. Founded as a nonprofit affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2019, Lever for Change has influenced more than $900 million in grants and provided support to more than 140 organizations to date.

About the MacArthur Foundation:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. The Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including advancing global climate solutions, decreasing nuclear risk, promoting local justice reform in the U.S., and reducing corruption in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, and the global 100&Change competition, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India and Nigeria. For more information, please visit our website at www.macfound.org.

General Summary of Internship:
The intern will report to the CEO of Lever for Change and serve as a special assistant to her for the duration of the internship. Duties will include:

The ideal candidate will have curiosity and desire to learn, excellent verbal and written communications skills, comfort working in a diverse environment and familiarity with computer software and various online applications. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is required. An analytical mindset and skills in analysis are a plus.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. As a requirement, students “must be returning back to school” to be eligible. Students meeting the minimum requirements should apply through the MacArthur Foundation website (www.macfound.org/jobs). The internship posting is listed under the About Us/ Employment tab.


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