This summer, Get IN Chicago welcomes three interns to our team: Rachael Maguire, Camille Smith, and Imani Waweru.  Our interns contribute to all aspects of operations, with an emphasis on research, monitoring and compliance, and survey work.  Thank you to the Baum Family Fund and University of Chicago Institute of Politics for providing generous funding to support our interns!

Rachael Maguire
Hometown: Hamel, MN
Current: Hyde Park, Chicago
School: University of Chicago
Major: Public Policy major, Classics minor
Most interesting thing you’ve learned on the job so far at GIC: I’ve most enjoyed learning about the strategic approaches GIC is taking to reducing youth violence. GIC is totally unique in its emphasis on measurement and targeting funding.
Best way to spend a Saturday in Chicago: Exploring the neighborhoods and trying lots of new food – I love all of the food trucks!
Post-School Goals + Plans: I’m not sure yet, but the goal is to end up doing something related to public policy and nonprofits. I’ll probably have to go to grad school, but I’d prefer to work for a few years before doing that. Unrelated to work plans, one day I’d like to run a marathon.



camilleName: Camille Smith
Hometown: Celina, OH
Current: Rogers Park, Chicago
School: Loyola University Chicago
Major: Political Science, International Studies
Most interesting thing you’ve learned on the job so far at GIC: How the public and private sector can partner together to evoke change in a community and the combination of various approaches they can take.
Favorite Chicago food: Cake shake from Portillo’s
Post-School Goals + Plans: Work in public policy or global development


imaniName: Imani Waweru
Hometown: Killeen, Texas
Current: Forest Park, IL
School: The John Marshall Law School
Major: J.D. Candidate (with interest in civil rights litigation)
Best way to spend a Saturday in Chicago: The best way for me to spend a Saturday in Chicago is at a poetry open mic enjoying the arts and spoken word.
Favorite Chicago food: Giordano’s deep dish pizza.
Post-School Goals + Plans: My post law school plans are to work as a civil rights attorney and eventually work in policy. Ideally, my dream job is to eventually land a seat on the United States Supreme Court.