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2017 Summer Jobs Application

Our student application for Mikva Summer Jobs is now available! Students can apply if they are 16-20 years old and live in the city of Chicago (or Cook County). Why apply?

  • Meet civic leaders in local, state, and national politics
  • Meet other passionate, powerful students from across Chicago and work on issues they care about
  • Enhance their resume and college application
  • Get year round college application and financial support
  • Earn $$$ doing something interesting, worthwhile, and fun

TO APPLY: Please complete the application that will be below NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 21st at 5:00pm.

Questions? Please email

Note: Mikva Challenge seeks to provide a supportive and affirming environment for all students.
Anyone with questions or concerns about any necessary accommodations is encouraged to contact
Meghan at 312.863.6358 or


of alumni of our Elections in Action programs continue to volunteer for political campaigns, vs. only 2% of 18-29 yr. old nationwide


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide


of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide


Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


young people from 115 schools across Chicagoland participate in Mikva Challenge programs annually


of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

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