"My internship helped me connect what I've learned in classes with who I want to be and how I want to serve in the world. I'm so thankful for that!"
— A recent North Park University student intern
Taking advantage of Chicago’s multitude of resources in the business and nonprofit sectors, North Park’s internship program provides you with real-world experience as part of your education. As our recent student interns reflect, participating in an internship while in college can help you discern what you are truly passionate about—or even what you don’t like doing.
After completing internships, our students have said the following: "I was affirmed in my skills for life after graduation." and "I feel like I am better prepared for graduation because I have expanded my network and have found something I really love doing." These students discovered that internships provide valuable experience that future employers are looking for.
Internships for credit are available to any student in the traditional undergraduate program at North Park University. They are required for some majors (such as business and economics concentrations), and some programs (like athletic training and nursing) integrate internships and clinical experiences so closely into the curriculum that your departmental faculty will assist you in your placements. But regardless of what you are studying, an internship may be a great way to expand your skills and explore options for jobs after college.
Get started by attending an internships intro meeting on any Friday at 10:30 am in the lower level of student services or check out the details on the application.
A Wide Range of Opportunities
North Park University students have participated in internships across Chicagoland and around the world. The list below outlines just a few of the places that are available to you. Students from all majors and programs are welcome to participate in internships; look through the majors that interest you to find out about recent placements and even read some student and alumni stories.
- American Diabetes Association
- Casa Central
- City of Evanston
- The Grant Park Music Festival
- March of Dimes
- The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
- Swedish Covenant Hospital
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- The Executives Club of Chicago
- Cornerstone Counseling Center
- World Relief Chicago
- Tuesday's Child
- Pritzker Military Library
- Edelheit and Edelheit, Ltd.
- ICM Properties
- Starting Up Now
- Bear Necessities
- Young Chicago Authors
- World Sport Chicago
- International Teams
- Looking Glass Theatre
- American Homeowner Preservation
Before diving into an internship, North Park students are encouraged to attend an informational meeting. Here, you can get to know the internship team from Career Development, learn about the process from application to completion, and discover if an internship is the right fit for you and your educational and career goals. Meetings are held every Friday during the school year at 10:30 am in the lower level of student services.