NGO internships in Chicago
One of the largest and most competitive cities in the United States, Chicago is home to a multitude of successful NGO and non-profit organizations that are happy to take eager young international interns under their wing. NGO internships in Chicago are a great way for an intern to gage whether or not they are interested in working in non-profits by interning full-time at an NGO. Sharpening their skills and gaining insider knowledge, NGO interns can use their internship experience to pursue job opportunities after their internship is over.
If you’re looking to set yourself up for a dynamic and successful career, nothing really compares to earning real-world professional NGO experience in a competitive city like Chicago. NGO internships in Chicago offer hardworking international candidates the opportunity to intern for leading organizations in the USA and worldwide. Internationally, Chicago is among the world’s greatest cities and is highly competitive, attracting leading NGO professionals from around the world.
There’s so much the Windy City has much to offer an NGO intern abroad. 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, an amazing array of restaurants, music venues and more, Chicago is the kind of city that never stops entertaining its residents. The best part is that people doing NGO internships in Chicago will have the chance to discover all the city’s leading entertainment and attractions with fellow interns from all over the world.
Life in the Windy City
While in Chicago, interns will get a truly local experience with the added comforts of home. The Intern Group’s international internship program not only handles the professional aspect of your experience, but also provides you safe and comfortable housing and a 24/7 support system. With your accommodation, paid-for Chicago public transportation, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support, interns will be set up for success from the start. This multifaceted program means you can use your energy to focus on getting the best professional experience possible – the rest is taken care of.
A friendly and diverse metropolis
Despite the frigid, windy winters, the Midwest is home to friendly and warm people, which is one of the best things about Chicago. Just because it’s a big city, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of big hearts and smiles to welcome an intern abroad. Beyond the friendly locals in Chicago, this multicultural metropolis is also diverse, attracting people from all around the United States and the world. Interns abroad will feel right at home, meeting a wide range of interesting people and competent professionals.
“… Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.”
― Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make
Sightseeing in Chi-Town
Any spare time interns have during their NGO internships in Chicago will be well-spent. There’s so much to do in this fast-paced and multicultural city. Navy Pier is a great place to check out the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 3,300-foot-long pier full of cool shops, restaurants, parks and more. On a beautiful, sunny day, any one of the city’s 552 parks make a great place for a picnic or people-watching. Also, Chicago is home to informative and fun museums, like the Chicago History Museum or the Hyde Park’s Museum of Science and Industry.
Nights on the town in Chi-Town
If you’re looking for it, you can find it in Chicago. The city has a little of everything. NGO interns abroad will have a veritable buffet of entertainment options. Depending on the season, sports fans can catch the Chicago Bulls, the Bears, the Cubs, the White Sox and more at home games at one of the many arenas and stadiums in the city. Delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants with international cuisine can make for exciting dinnertime excursions or interns can try out Chicago’s legendary deep-dish pizza. The city also boasts a rich live theatre and music scene, so interns should keep their eyes out for whatever shows are on the horizon. For a night out, the Loop is a particularly lively part of town, famous for its unique night life and energy that attracts lots of locals and tourists alike.
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3. based on The HDR-files: Chicago Evening Skyline (Navy Pier), by Bert Kaufmann, CC-by-SA 2.0