At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.
* Medical, dental and vision insurance * Retirement program (401k and Pension) * Generous PTO plan * 11 paid holidays per year * Hybrid working model (effective February 22, 2022) * Casual dress code
Ideal candidates will be a 2024-2025 graduate attending school within the metro Chicago area to allow flexibility to commute to our downtown Chicago office.
An internship with The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is not like your average internship. We can offer you a dynamic, collaborative and team-focused environment you won't find anywhere else. You will be engaged in projects that will provide you with real world, hands-on experience in the exciting world of corporate communications. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic communications, media, digital arts, journalism or marketing major to work in our communications department for two years. The communications department is responsible for employee communications, marketing communications, our public website, social media channels and corporate communications.
About Us Who are we you ask? FHLBank Chicago is a federally chartered corporation and one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) that, with the Office of Finance, comprise the Federal Home Loan Bank System. The FHLBanks were chartered by Congress under the Federal Home Loan Bank Act of 1932 to improve the availability of funds to support home ownership. Each FHLBank is cooperatively owned by member financial institutions in its district and operated as a separate entity with its own management, employees, and board of directors. Our district consists of the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. We are regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, an independent federal agency.
Contribute to content creation with an emphasis on digital and video production
Marketing support for the Bank's member communications, conferences and events (multichannel - email, website, social media)
Create employee communications and assist with the promotion of internal Bank news (multichannel - email, intranet, office TVs, social media)
Work closely with communications managers to plan, produce, and distribute marketing communications
Assist in development of internal team reporting leveraging Airtable, Sprout Social, Google Analytics
Provide general support to the communications department on a variety of projects
Applicants should be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution in the Chicagoland area
Applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be in good academic standing
Desired fields of study include Communications, Media, Digital Arts, Journalism or Marketing
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite programs: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop
Video and animation experience, social media acumen, and knowledge of today's digital marketing trends highly preferred
Portfolio with examples of creative content creation strongly encouraged
Familiarity with HTML email marketing and CMS programs a plus
Strong interpersonal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and exhibit attention to detail
Ability to work on a team as well as independently
Desire to gain professional experience; exhibit initiative, motivation, and eagerness to learn
The target start date for the internship is July/August 2022
A minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year is required. The start/end date and work hours may be flexible based on school schedule with maximum 7.5 hour work day, 37.5 hours a week.
Ability to work onsite at FHLBank Chicago's office twice per week
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is a $100 billion wholesale bank and one of 11 district banks chartered in 1932 by the U.S. Congress to support mortgage lending and community investment. Each FHLBank operates as an independent organization and is governed by a board of directors elected by its member institutions. As a cooperative, we provide reliable liquidity to our member banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions located in Illinois and Wisconsin, focusing on the distinct needs of their individual businesses and communities.
We offer products and services to help our members fund loans and investments held in portfolio, manage liquidity, fund mortgages into the secondary market, secure third party agreements, and achieve asset liability management goals. Through our Community Investment and Affordable Housing programs, we also help our members to provide affordable housing and economic development in the communities they serve.
FHLBank Chicago is a place, where everyone can make a difference—both for our organization and for the communities we serve through our member financial institutions. We aim to create a diverse... and inclusive environment where employees are fully engaged and positioned to do their best work. Teamwork is valued, and even entry-level hires may find themselves working side-by-side with senior-level executives.