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Who wouldn't love the Windy City? With its shimmering lakefront, cultural activities, and outdoor sporting events, there is no other city that comes alive like Chicago in the summer. Don’t believe us? Join IES Internships for a summer internship in Chicago and find out for yourself.

Spend your free time biking or jogging along Chicago’s famous beaches, catching a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field, getting your picture under the Bean, or exploring Chicago’s many diverse neighborhoods when you intern in Chicago.

Don’t forget about networking and professional development opportunities! IES Internships in Chicago has everything covered. Sound good?


Chicago Summer - Internship

United States
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
Non-native English speakers will need to refer to Application Requirements
Estimated Cost: 
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Chicago's Top Five

Root For the Home Team

No summer in Chicago is complete without attending at least one baseball game. Root for the Cubs at historic Wrigley Field or the White Sox at the modern Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chow Down in Chi Town

Be sure to try all of the culinary delights the city has to offer including Chicago’s signature dishes: deep-dish pizza, a Chicago-style hot dog, Italian beef, and Chicken Vesuvio.

Roam the Parks

With more than 580 parks and beaches, you’ll be sure to spend some quality time in a few of them, whether you choose to bike along the lakefront or catch a free concert in Millennium Park.

Experience the Street Festivals

Chicago’s neighborhoods come alive in the summer with street festivals nearly every weekend from Wicker Park Fest and the Old Town Art Fair to Ribfest, the Taste of Chicago, and everything in between.

Visit World-Renowned Museums

Check out the newest exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), the Chicago History Museum, and others.