LAS Internship Immersion Program

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The Internship Immersion Program is a three day program offered during Spring Break to encourage exploration of interests and early exposure to workplace settings, internship opportunities, career paths, and a deeper dive into your professional identity.

Through this program, you will participate in career development workshops, self-assessments, and visit various work settings to meet professionals to hear best practices toward internship exploration and professional marketability.


2020 Participating Sites:

  • American Red Cross
  • Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Cook County Stroger Hospital
  • Girls Inc.
  • Hope for the Day
  • Illinois JusticeCorps
  • LaSalle Network
  • Marwen
  • Metra
  • Metro Achievement Center
  • Morningstar
  • PAWS Chicago Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Chicago Urban Labs
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • 826CHI

Program Benefits, Eligibility, and Application Process

  • Exposure of workplace cultures and professionalism through employer site visits
  • Strengthen internship search tools through development of a resume and cover letter
  • Practice and strengthen experience with informational interviewing and networking
  • Learn about opportunities to gain academic credit during your internship
  • Gain better understanding of your skills, work values, and interests to apply toward your internship search
  • Identify upcoming volunteer and internship opportunities at participating program sites

Important Note: This program is focused on a shadowing and networking experience and not an internship placement program.

  • Open to Freshman and Sophomore College of Liberal Arts and Science Students
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 required
  • Must fully complete online program application
  • Must be able to commit to full three days of program
  • Preference given (not required) to students who participated in LAS 110, LAS 103, or other first year seminar courses

The most meaningful aspect was taking the stigma out of internships. They were always a thing to fear and now I’m much  more comfortable asking for them.

2018 LAS Internship Immersion Participant

I think the most meaningful component is learning about how important it is to explore different things and working with others.

2018 LAS Internship Immersion Participant

Helped me reflect internally, to better understand myself and what I want.

2019 LAS Internship Immersion Participant

The most helpful was going to the sites and seeing all of the opportunities open for whatever you are interested in.

2018 LAS Internship Immersion Participant

It really helped open my mind to seeing that my major does not determine my career.

2019 LAS Internship Immersion Participant

I really loved going on site and being able to see for ourselves what it took to be good interns a these sites.

2018 LAS Internship Immersion Participant

I liked the tour that we were given. More specifically, being in areas I was never exposed to; felt surreal and joyful.

2019 LAS Internship Immersion Participant