Business internships in Chicago

The third largest city in the United States, Chicago is a fast-paced and competitive metropolis. Working in the business sector in such an important city will prepare a young business intern for a successful career. Working for top American firms, earning first-hand professional experience is the best way to get your foot in the door in this competitive sector. There’s much to be gained through business internships in Chicago. It’s the kind of experience that stays with you forever.


Chi-town attracts international professionals, tourists from all over the world, artists, writers and all sorts of interesting and intelligent individuals. From its world-class sports infrastructure, like United Center and Wrigley Field, to top-tier museums like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s diverse entertainment offerings make it an easy place to have fun and enjoy. An internship abroad also offers business interns the chance to really boost their international network of professionals. An important aspect of the internship program is establishing meaningful professional and personal relationships with people from all over the United States and world.


Life in the Windy City

In Chicago, business interns have the privilege of living a local experience while simultaneously feeling right at home. The internship program not only handles the professional aspect of your experience, but also housing and support. Accommodation, public transportation in Chicago, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included alongside our leading business internships in Chicago. This multifaceted support system means you can use your energy to focus on getting the best professional experience possible – the rest is taken care of.


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Sightseeing in Chi-Town

Business interns in Chicago have an array of worthwhile sights and attractions to check out all over the city. Rain or shine there’s always something worthwhile to do. Navy Pier is one of the most beloved spots in the city, ideal for a sunny Saturday, or check out one of Chicago’s 552 beautiful parks. In terms of indoor attractions, Chicago offers a number of impressive museums, like the Chicago History Museum, Hyde Park’s Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum and the DuSable Museum of African American History.


A friendly and diverse big city

The winters may be cold, but Chicago’s Midwestern locals certainly aren’t. One of the major perks of living and interning in Chicago is that the city retains some of the small town charm. Many of the sophisticated city dwellers have roots in smaller towns and cities in the area, giving the city a sense of community. Beyond the friendly locals, Chicago also has a robust international community that makes it easy for international interns to adapt and adjust. People come to the city from all over the world in order to work, study, make friends, travel and more.


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Never a dull moment

The list of things to do on any given night in Chicago is never-ending. There’s simply too much to see and do. Business interns abroad can choose from any number of exciting local events for spending their evenings. Sports fans can catch the Cubs play a home game at Wrigley Field or see a Bulls game. Foodies can find elegant fine dining options or opt for hole-in-the-wall restaurants offering authentic cuisine from all over the world. For performance fans, the city also boasts a rich live theater and music scene, so interns should keep their eyes out for whatever big performances are on the horizon at spaces like The Chicago Theatre and the Lookingglass Theatre.


Apply now to boost your career with one of our business internships in Chicago.




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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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