Chicago skyline and Chicago River

Internships are an important part of DePaul’s real-world approach to teaching and learning, and Chicago is the perfect setting for connecting with these hands-on experiences. The benefits of having an internship are many, from gaining career experience and earning academic credit, to fulfilling a work-study requirement, building a professional network, and earning money. About 2,000 DePaul undergraduates complete internships for academic credit every year.

The University Internship Program, operated by the Career Center​, helps match students with internships in their field of interest. There are also internships available through every undergraduate college and school at DePaul. All of these internships not only qualify for academic credit, they also fulfill students' experiential learning requirement. In some cases you can even convert an existing job into an internship to receive academic credit if it meets the internship programs's standards and guidelines.

Not surprisingly, in a city the size of Chicago, there are thousands of internships and part-time jobs. They don’t all qualify for academic credit, but they do provide work experience and often pay. The Career Center and your department office can give you leads and help you make connections. 

Here are some of the corporations and organizations that host DePaul interns:

  • A​bbott Laboratories
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • American Medical Association Alliance
  • American Red Cross
  • Bloomingdales
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • City of Chicago
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dell Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Hewitt Associates
  • J P Morgan Chase
  • J. Walter Thompson (JWT)
  • Kirkland and Ellis
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Mesirow Financial
  • Nielsen Media Research
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sara Lee International
  • Smith Barney
  • SmithBucklin Corporation
  • SportsLine Distributors Inc.
  • State of Illinois, Office of the Governor
  • State Farm Insurance Company
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • The San Jose Group
  • Time Out Chicago Magazine
  • Towers Perrin
  • US Department of State
  • Wachovia Securities
  • WMAQ, NBC Channel 5
  • Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization

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