Chicago Humanities Festival

About Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival is a non-profit cultural organization that connects people and ideas to cultivate a more informed, inspired, empathetic, and participatory society. For more than 30 years, we’ve presented dynamic and thoughtful conversations, performances, and events all around Chicago with hundreds of cultural, civic, community, and educational partners.

In fall 2021, we returned to in-person events after a year of virtual programming. For 2022, we are planning in-person festivals in May and October–November, and a series of high-profile standalone events throughout the year. More information at

The Chicago Humanities Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Shortlist Developement Initiatives Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Chicago, IL
“The opportunity to build, develop, and shape the group I had already given my time to over to the last three years. I got to know the staff and better understand the process of how they create the year-round festival.”
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