Applications for the Spring 2021 semester are no longer being accepted. If you have questions regarding the Spring 2021 semester, please visit our FAQs page.
City Scholars students work 20 hours per week at a local tech company in Chicago in a tech-facing role.
What companies are participating?
See below for a list of companies participating in the next City Scholars semester. Visit our Company Partners page to learn more about current and previous participating companies. New companies are added frequently throughout the application period, so be sure to check back often.
What will my work schedule be like?
You will arrange your work schedule with your employer, based on your course schedule and City Scholars activities. Employers tend to prefer that City Scholars work full days, or close to full days. This means that most interns work three days a week, with their hours split 8/8/4 or 7/7/6.
How much will I be paid?
All City Scholars are paid the same rate of $25 per hour.
Where will my work location be?
All City Scholars will work in “the Loop” or other neighborhoods near the central business district of Chicago.
How do I know which Chicago Company I will work for?
After applying to City Scholars, qualified candidates will advance to a matching stage where you meet all of our participating companies. You will rank your preferences and so will our company partners. You will be matched with a company based on your preferences and theirs. To better understand the matching process we use, we suggest watching this video that describes a process like the one we use.