Urban Internship Program

Joy Johnson,
University of Chicago Police Department

Why We're Great >

Why complete an internship in chicago?

Any Student 

Any Major

 For almost 50 years, we've been establishing relationships with different internship sites and helping students in all majors find the placement of their dreams. Our network of hundreds of agencies, corporate organizations, arts groups, and other institutions will provide the internship that will allow you to contribute in significant and meaningful ways within a supportive work environment. Click the icon below for a list of sites we've worked with recently!

Professional Development

Chicago Center staff will make sure your placement gives you the necessary experience to advance, develop, and strengthen your professional skill set. Additionally, you will have access to our professional partners and alumni beyond your placement. Regardless of your major or career interests, your internship will give you the hands on experience you are looking for. Check out a video feature of Meghan Kindred, SU'19 from Southwestern College, as she reflects on his internship at the University of Chicago Police Department!

Classroom to the Workplace

Our programs allow you to expand your educational experience and live in the great city of Chicago. Take what you've been learning in your classrooms on campus and apply it in a professional setting. You will earn college credit and prepare for your future career through challenging and rewarding internships. Read some of our student testimonials to hear about their transitions from student to professional!

Cultural Competency

At Chicago Center you will literally make Chicago your Classroom in our Communities and Cultures Seminar. Every week, you'll travel out of the traditional classroom and into Chicago's many neighborhoods. Highlighting cultures from around the world, our trusted network of community based resources will introduce you to their neighborhood through historical context, current initiatives, and often their life's work. Get ready to expand your worldview and palate. Click below for an example of a day with our Communities and Cultures Seminar. 

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