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2017 Summer Jobs Application

We’re sorry – our application for Summer 2017 is now closed. Please check back next spring to apply for our programs and… 

  • 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


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



young people served in the Chicagoland area, California and Washington DC


Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


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


students from 117 schools nationwide presented speeches and/or worked on civic action projects


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


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

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