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. 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. Internships provide valuable experience that your future employers are looking for.
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.
Featured Internships with North Park Alumni
- Pfingsten Partners, LLC is an operationally-focused, private equity firm founded in 1989. Operating from headquarters in Chicago and offices in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, Pfingsten builds better businesses through operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities and profitable business growth rather than financial engineering. Founder and Senior Managing Director Thomas S. Bagley graduated with a BA in economics from North Park in 1974, and has welcomed interns from the University a number of times.
- Third Wave Productions has been creating and producing high-end, music-based content for over 25 years. Located in Chicago, this business puts on the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee every summer, featuring many popular bands and an all-around concert festival atmosphere for 4 days straight. North Park alumus Terry Fryer A'69 C'73 is a founding partner at Third Wave. Read about three North Park interns' experience helping broadcast the festival in 2009.
- Swedish Covenant Hospital works to provide a continuum of excellent healthcare services. Rooted in The Evangelical Covenant Church, the hospital is dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual, and psychological needs of our culturally diverse communities. Swedish Covenant Hospital is committed to caring for patients as whole persons in their uniqueness through an atmosphere of professional excellence and human kindness. Hospital President and CEO Mark Newton earned his bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from North Park in 1972, and has taught courses at the School of Business and Nonprofit Management, along with sitting on the School's advisory board.
Other Recent North Park Internship Sites
Before diving into an internship, North Park students are encouraged to discuss the process and many options with Ashley Ritter, career development and internship coordinator. Contact her via email or at (773) 244-5291 to set up an appointment.