Professional Experience Opportunities

Why apply for internships and pre-professional experiences?

Research shows that young adults who have career exposure and experience prior to college graduation are better prepared and more successful in their transition. UtmostU has developed this page to provide a list of internships and professional experiences to build your resume and open new opportunities. This page will be updated regularly, so return as you weigh your options.

An internship will:

  • grow your professional skills
  • deepen your knowledge set or learn about a new work field
  • expand your professional network
  • build your resume and show your commitments
  • develop your people-skills

Suggestions for Getting Started

  • Talk with your UtmostU coach about your hopes, goals, and concerns.
  • Read through the program description below. There are more details on the internship’s sponsor webpage.
  • Click the “Apply” link for any program that interests you. Complete and submit the application before the deadline.
  • Watch your email for a follow-up from the internship sponsor. Every day.
  • Talk with your UtmostU coach about the process or questions.

Consider searching on Indeed.com and filtering on the keyword “internship” and where you would like to work.

UtmostU Opportunities

Reach out to Valerie Charles, Manager of Career Services, for specific guidance

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AON: Finance Leadership Program

Description: The FLP Internship is meant to be a direct feeder into Aon’s full-time Finance Leadership Program (FLP), which is a competitive and specialized leadership program designed to provide associates accelerated learning opportunities and career development over the course of the 36-month program.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Verizon: Real Estate

Description: You will take part in meaningful work and real-life projects within the Global Real Estate Organization that will help you grow both professionally and personally throughout the program.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Northwestern Medicine: IT Support Services

Description: Sets up and removes employee workstations or devices, including setting up access controls. Sets up desktop, laptop, and other devices for employees. Installs software on network or individual computers, laptops, or devices and sets appropriate access controls or authorities

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Woodward: Industrial Engineering

Description: The purpose of an internship at Woodward is to provide students with the opportunity to gain exposure and “real life” business acumen within the Aerospace and Energy Industry.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Baker Tilly: Tax Rotational Program

Description: Baker Tilly's rotational internship program provides participants with the opportunity to gain meaningful experiences across our firm. Each rotation will focus on unique service lines—tax, assurance, and consulting.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Federal Home Loan Bank- Market Risk Analysis

Description: Analyze daily risk report metrics based on banks investment portfolio. Gain exposure to different asset classes and bring unique perspective. Perform analysis on ad hoc projects such as climate risk

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/22

SitusAMC: Corporate and Commercial Real Estate

Description: Our 10 week PAID Corporate and Commercial Real Estate Internship positions offer students a Full-Time hands-on learning experience in addition to professional development training, networking events, and a chance to work within our offices’ communities.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: $20/hr

Deadline: 1/15/22

Barilla: Nutrition & Wellbeing

Description: We offer a unique perspective into the world of food manufacturing with a 10–12-week paid internship in our US RDQ: Nutrition & Wellbeing group at our Corporate Americas HQ in Northbrook, IL. 50% Nutrition Communication. 50% Wellness Programming.

Length: 12-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Turner: Construction Management

Description: Depending on the availability of each summer, you could expect to be placed on an active construction project in one of our many areas of expertise, or department located in a main office such as preconstruction/estimating.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 1/15/23

Moët Hennessy: Commercial Sales

Description: Become immersed in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment where innovation and critical thinking are key. Gain industry experience by working across various categories of the Moët Hennessy USA portfolio.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: $26/hr

Deadline: 1/15/23

Chalkbeat: Chicago Reporting

Description: You'll spend 10 paid weeks covering the effort to improve U.S. schools for all children, especially for students who have historically lacked access to a quality education.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: $20/hr

Deadline: 12/9/22

PAWS: Pet Adoption

Description: Manage the Welcome Center, the first point of contact for all potential adopters and volunteers. Complete ongoing tasks and projects including daily data entry and website maintenance.

Length: 12=Weeks

Financials: Paid

Deadline: 2/1/23

Amtrak: Emergency Management

Description: As an Intern at Amtrak, you will learn the foundational principles of what it takes to create, implement, test, and improve a wide range of emergency management procedures.

Length: 10-Weeks

Financials: $17.50/hr

Deadline: 1/15/23

Museum of Contemporary Art: Human Resources

Description: The Human Resources Intern supports the Human Resources department's greater operational responsibilities and provides first-hand experience of the work done in the HR department in a major contemporary art museum.

Financials: $17/hr

Deadline: 1/15/23

Francie Comer Internship Funding

Description: UtmostU has special funding for fellows who participate in internship that are NOT paid. These could be in non-profits or unique professional experiences that build your career skills. You should complete the interest form and follow up with UtmostU's Manager of Career Services.

Length: Variable

Financials: $20/hr

Deadline: 4/15/23

Parker Dewey: Micro-Internships

Description: When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network.

Length: Various

Financials: Paid

Deadline: Various

Northwestern Summer Research Program

Description: The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a seven-week competitive research experience hosted by Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States.

Length: 6 Weeks

Financials: $4,500 Stipend (before taxes)

Deadline: Open

Social Work/Psych Internship (Paid)

Description: Social Worker with a private practice is seeking a Social Work/Psych intern (who seeks field placement) to provide services seeing clients on the South and West Side of Chicago

Financials: $40 - $41 a case (contract)

Publicis Media Associate

Description: The Associate role is a great place to begin your career in the continuously evolving world of advertising. At Publicis Media, we provide you extensive training and development opportunities through our Publicis Media Training Program. Associates support the creation, management, and stewardship of client media plans and investments.

Financials: Full-Time Paid

2023 Publicis Summer Internship - Chicago

Description: The internship program provides students with an invaluable learning experience in which they gain hands on experience in media, are able to apply academic knowledge in the business world and develop their skills.

Length: 10 Weeks - 40/hours a week

Financials: $18 - $20/hour

BMO: People of Color Accelerator Internship Program (BPAP) - Summer 2023

Description: BPAP Interns will work on a real time project, attend informative lunch and learns, and prepare a final presentation all of which enable these early professionals to build genuine relationships and gain meaningful work experience.

Length: 6 Weeks - 32 hours/week

Financials: Paid

Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH) - College Career Pathway

Description: College Career Pathways is an eight-week paid, summer internship program for highly motivated undergraduates who have a strong interest in health care careers, including nursing, radiology and diagnostic roles, information technology, public health and community health.

Length: 8 Week

Financials: Paid

Deadline: February 17, 2023

Current Global: PR Internship Consumer

Description: This role is hands-on and affords a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of PR. As an integral part of the team, core responsibilities of this role include writing, researching, event planning, compiling media lists, pitching client stories to media and participating in creative brainstorms.

Length: 3-6 months

Financials: $16/hour 9am - 6pm

Current Global: PR Internship Corporate

Description: This role is hands-on and affords a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of PR. As an integral part of the team, core responsibilities of this role include writing, researching, event planning, compiling media lists, pitching client stories to media and participating in creative brainstorms.

Length: 3-6 months

Financials: $16/hour 9am - 6pm

Circle of Service Foundation

Description: The Intern will assist staff who implement grantmaking strategies. There are program coordinators for each of these four areas: Education, Community Services, Medical Research and Jewish Community. The Intern will work with the program team to conduct research, attend meetings with organizations the Foundation supports, connect with staff from other Foundations to discuss collaborative work and undertake special projects as needed. Please submit your resume (one-page) and contact information (e-mail and telephone) to info@cosfoundation.org with “Summer Internship” in the subject line no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Length: Aprx. 8 weeks

Financials: $20/hour

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023