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 the next phase of Illinois Humanities’ growth, we are focused on strengthening our brand presence, building an institutional marketing strategy, growing our audiences, and expanding fundraising. In this exciting moment, IH is seeking a a marketing and communications intern who can support this work through storytelling, developing and growing our web and social media presence, helping establish relationships with the media, and communicating effect