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9 unforgettable Chicago quotes

From deep-dish pizza to The Bean, Chicago is a charismatic and friendly city that has attracted professionals, writers and travelers from around the world. Discover the Windy City’s magic for yourself with these 9 unforgettable Chicago quotes.

1. “I give you Chicago. It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.” ―H. L. Mencken

2. “…a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.” ―Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

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Internships in Chicago

At The Intern Group, we open the city of Chicago to offer you comprehensive professional development. Our Chicago internships span all career fields and we are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations.

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Chicago is a global business hub and is considered to be one of the financial centers of the world. By interning in the “Windy City”, you’ll 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 your resume and future career.


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3. “Yet once you’ve come to be part of this particular patch, you’ll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.” ―Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

4. “That weekend the city blushed with a great heat wave but on Monday it rained, cooling the ache in the street’s burn.” ―Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

5. “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” ―Frank Lloyd Wright


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Internship Opportunities in Chicago

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 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.


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6. “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” ―Mark Twain, Life On The Mississippi 1883

7. “Anywhere in the world you hear a Chicago bluesman play, it’s a Chicago sound born and bred.” ―Ralph Metcalfe


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8. “I must confess a shameful secret: I love Chicago best in the cold.” ―Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

9. “Let me tell your something. I’m from Chicago. I don’t break.” ―Barack Obama


Become an Intern in Chicago

Whether you’re a college student looking for summer internships in Chicago or a graduate seeking an internship to launch your career we offer a range of opportunities suited to your needs to help you realize your potential. Our internships in Chicago are available year-round, ranging from eight weeks to six months.

Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our Chicago internships program is selective.


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Now that you’ve been inspired by these 9 unforgettable Chicago quotes, apply now and boost your career in the Windy City!


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