Student Administrative Aide II *This is a summer internship for 10 weeks only.

Cook County Offices Under the President - Chicago, IL4.3

Full-time
  • This is a summer internship for 10 weeks only*
Under the guidance of a management-level program officer, completes impactful projects in one of the fellowship program areas within Offices Under the President including The President’s Office; The Bureau of Human Resources; The Bureau of Technology; The Bureau of Administration; The Bureau of Asset Management; The Bureau of Economic Development; The Bureau of Finance; The Offices of Human Rights and Ethics; The Justice Advisory Council; The County Auditor; The Secretary to the Board of Commissioners; The Office of Administrative Hearings; and The Law Office of the Public Defender. Assists with various projects and duties to gain first-hand governmental experience, leadership skills and a civic network. Participates in departmental and independent County learning activities and events. Completes a final presentation for the assigned project. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Must commit to an assigned period of ten (10) weeks during the summer.
Current enrollment as a full-time graduate degree student in an accredited college or university in business; public policy; public affairs; or urban planning. (Must upload a current College Transcript in order to be considered)* (Must also provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
OR
Must commit to an assigned period of ten (10) weeks during the summer.
Current enrollment as a full-time law student in an accredited college or university.
First year of law school must be complete at time of application. (Must upload a current College Transcript in order to be considered)* (Must also provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

General knowledge of correct business, legal and/or other technical language usage and their proper application to business forms, letters, records and reports.
Knowledge of and skill in the use of Microsoft Office.

Strong writing skills with an ability to clearly articulate issues and analysis in writing.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong quantitative research and qualitative analysis skills.

Mathematical skills necessary to maintain statistical records.

Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Good attention to detail with the ability to proof, verify and edit complex data.

Ability to clearly articulate through written documents concise analysis of assigned material.

Ability to communicate effectively with tact/courtesy and conduct oneself in a professional manner.
Ability to gather information and make inquiries, convey information and describe materials to others.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to multi-task, take direction from others and have strong organizational skills.

Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work
Sedentary Work involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”
ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.
COOK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER