Our internship program gives students from a range of disciplines the opportunity to learn more about what a career at SmithBucklin can offer. Our interns work on real projects and gain the true feel of the SmithBucklin experience.

The internship program is a great way to meet our most important asset—our people. By attending training sessions, working on client teams and participating in office social events, interns can get to know the people they may one day work with at SmithBucklin.

Internship Program Components

  • Internships are available in our Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. offices
  • 18 paid hours of work per week including:
    • 16 hours of on-the-job training and work experience to build in-demand career skills
    • 2 hours of educational sessions that focus on professional development
  • Paid half-day orientation on Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Program begins January 22, 2018, and concludes May 4, 2018
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Performance evaluation with supervisor at the end of the program


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and residing in the D.C. or Chicago metro areas
  • Individuals interested in learning the service needs and business operations of nonprofit associations, such as event planning, education program coordination, government relations or marketing

How to Apply

  • Begin by visiting the Job Search page and searching for “internship”
  • Applications must be received by November 27, 2017
  • Internship offers will be extended to selected candidates no later than December 18, 2017