Our internships in Chicago offer comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion. Our Chicago internships span all career fields and we are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations.
Chicago is a global business hub and is considered to be one of the financial centers of the world. Our internships in Chicago offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the most important cities in the US, and the world, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. The opportunities are limitless in the Windy City. Our internships in Chicago will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world. Successful candidates will develop professionally and personally, learning from industry professionals in leading internships. Chicago is the perfect location for ambitious, young professionals looking to take their career to the next level.
For those seeking life-changing international internships, Chicago is the perfect place. Chicago is an international hub for business, finance, engineering, media, publishing, architecture and much more. Because of this, our internships in Chicago give applicants the chance to gain vital work experience and industry exposure on a global level.
Our program offers much more than leading internships. Chicago is a giant of a city, the third most populous city in the USA, and we want it to feel like your home. For this reason, we provide all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is seamless and rewarding. Quality accommodation, all of your public transportation in Chicago, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included alongside our leading internships. Chicago will feel like your home in no time with this local support.
You will form lifelong friendships with other program participants, build networks which span the globe, and forge long-lasting connections. Program participants will also become part of our powerful alumni network for life after completing their internships. Chicago is the ideal city for growing your professional and personal networks.
Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our Chicago internships program is selective.
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Chicago is the ultimate depiction of the best of both worlds. It’s bursting at the seams with world-famous skyscrapers, financial exchanges and corporate giants, but is draped alongside the beautiful backdrop of one of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan. It’s a powerful player on the global stage in commerce and finance, but its streets are overflowing with friendly, Midwestern locals. Nicknamed the capital of the Midwest, Chicago is where the bustle of the big city meets the charm and sociability of small town living.
There is no better place for your international internship. Chicago is influential in commerce, finance, engineering, publishing and much more not only in the US but all over the world. No matter your interests, the opportunities in Chicago are endless. Home to the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies and stock exchanges, Chicago confirms its importance as a global leader in commerce and finance. For those looking to boost their business or finance careers with leading internships, Chicago is a strategic choice. If you are creatively inclined, Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace will be sure to inspire you. Chicago’s cosmopolitan cultural scene will motivate you to go above and beyond. There is truly something for everyone in Chicago.
An open-air gallery of astonishing architecture and outdoor sculptures, Chicago’s Loop is home to everything from the world’s first highrises to some of today’s tallest towers and works by Picasso. Get a closer look at the architectural delights from the top of the Willis Tower, look out over Lake Michigan and quickly discover why Chicago is known as the Windy City. Discover more about these creative constructions in one of Chicago’s many world-renowned museums.
If museums aren’t your thing, head over to Wrigley Field, home of the beloved Cubs, and catch a game. If you find yourself needing to escape the hustle and bustle, make your way over to Millennium Park, check out Cloud Gate, commonly known as “the Bean”, and relax in one of the world’s most futuristic parks. Grab a slice of deep-dish pizza, Chicago’s delicacy and soak in the sights.
From Magnificent Mile to the beautiful beaches, the staggering skyline to Navy Pier, Chicago exudes global importance and embraces natural beauty. The city meets in the middle as a multicultural, Midwestern metropolis.
private bedroom in a shared accommodation
We offer interns in Chicago accommodation in shared apartments with other interns and international students. You will have your own lockable private bedroom. All apartments are equipped with bedding, basic cooking utensils and WIFI internet service. We take care to make sure that all of our housing options are located within safe areas with a reasonable commute (about 30-60 minutes is normal) to your internship by bus, metro or walking.
Included in Every Program
All participants on The Intern Group program automatically benefit from a host of unique advantages.
In addition to a professional internship placement and housing, our Chicago internship program provides you with the following:
A full array of top class professional and cultural development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 6 key components to our professional and cultural development suite.
- Workplace skills workshop focusing on many areas including professional development and core communication skills required to succeed in any environment
- Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
- A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
- A personalized, one hour session with a professional Alumni Success Coach. Our experienced career coaches specialize in a wide variety of topics ranging from landing your dream job, to Linkedin branding and negotiating salaries. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. *Eligible for interns interviewed after June 1st, 2017.
Transportation in Chicago: You will receive a travel card loaded with credit to last for approximately one month of public transportation. *This is only effective for those who have confirmed their placement in the program after October 17th, 2017*.
A full calendar of social and cultural events: Our full-time local team in Chicago knows the city inside out and will show you the best of it. The Chicago internship program includes the following events:
- 360 Chicago: John Hancock Building
- Chicago Theater Tour
- Panoramic and Scenic North Side (Chicago) Tour
- A trip to the Art Institute
- A trip to the Field Museum
- 360 Chicago: John Hancock Building
- Chicago Architecture River Cruise
- Navy Pier Centennial Wheel and Rides
- A trip to the Art Institute
- A trip to the Field Museum
*These events are subject to change due to weather and availability.*
An active international community in Chicago where optional meet-ups are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have large numbers of talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a lifetime.
Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in Chicago are all experts on the city and are incredibly proud of it– they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Chicago as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship.
Traveling abroad for your internship is a big step. The Intern Group partners with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you'll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in your new city.
Dates & Program fees
*Note: The cost of the program is fixed in US Dollars (USD). The approximate equivalents in other currencies are displayed here only for your convenience.*
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Program Start Dates
Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:
Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.
Discount for Financial Aid Recipients–
- If you are a college student in the US receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
- If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
- If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
- If you are a college or university student in Canada receiving the Canada Student Grant (CSG), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
- If you are a college or university student in Hong Kong receiving the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) or Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.
No application fee.
Submit application online.
Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.
Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.
If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 600 British Pounds.
Half of balance due
50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.
remaining balance due
You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.
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You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!