Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

The 1st Ward Service Office offers internship and volunteer opportunities throughout the year for interested candidates. Interns will gain hands-on experience in municipal government and will have an opportunity to work directly on local issues concerning in the 1st Ward community.

They may participate in several projects areas including direct community service, advocacy and community outreach, facilitation of social services, zoning and development, as well as public policy.Interns will be on the front lines of the governmental process and are encouraged to participate and create projects in their particular area of interest or study.

The 1st Ward encompasses approximately 60,000 residents and spans several dynamic neighborhoods including Wicker Park, Bucktown, East Village, Ukrainian Village, and Logan Square.

If you are interested in an internship, please email your resume and cover letter to with “Intern” in the subject line.