Illinois Humanities (IH) activates the humanities across Illinois through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement. IH is a nonprofit organization and the state’s affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

It is an exciting and rewarding time for IH. Our thriving programs and grantmaking are doing compelling work across Illinois in bringing communities together around humanities-based programs, and in making grants to humanities and cultural organizations. Check out our programs and grantmaking at

Career Opportunities

The Opportunity In this phase of Illinois Humanities’ growth, we are focused on strengthening our brand presence, building an institutional marketing strategy, expanding fundraising, and growing our audiences. In this exciting moment, Illinois Humanities is seeking a part time communications content intern who can help support the work we’re doing in storytelling, ...