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  • How do I get an internship?
    You will work with a member of staff to identify your interests, skills, and career goals so that we can determine three to four organizations that would fit your needs. From that list you will ultimately decide which organization excites you through interviews and conversations with folks at each organization. We will ensure you are placed in your internship prior to your arrival.
  • Are internships paid?
    No. Internships are generally unpaid. In the past, students have been able to fit part-time work into their schedules. Please contact a member of the staff to discuss your financial needs.
  • Do you work with students in my specific major?
    We work with students in all majors. No matter your interests, we will help you find the perfect internship to fit your interests and begin your professional career.
  • I don’t see my college listed on your website. Can I still participate in the program?
    Yes! A member of our staff will help you register as a Guest Student at Millikin University, our matriculating college.
  • What is the cost of the program?
    Please visit the Tuition Page for more information.
  • Do you offer scholarships?
    100% of Chicago Center students will receive a scholarship.
  • How do I apply?
    Begin by filling out our online application and paying the application fee. A member of our staff will follow up with you to let you know what the next steps are.
  • Do you have deadlines for the application?
    Spring - October 15 Summer - April 15 Fall - June 1
  • Where will I be living?
    All of our students live together in a three-flat apartment building in Hyde Park. To learn more about the neighborhood and your accommodations, check out our City Living page.
  • Should I bring my car?
    We strongly discourage students from bringing their cars. All of our students learn how to use public transportation through an extensive workshop during the first week of the program. Additionally, parking in the city can be difficult and sometimes expensive.
  • I’m from Chicago. Can I live at home and participate in the program?
    All of our students are required to live in our student housing facility as it is an important part of the program. We’ve worked with Chicago natives in the past who reflect that they were happy they decided to live with other students in the program. If you feel your situation is unique, please submit your petition to live off-site as part of your application. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
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