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Tim Russert Department of Communication and the Boler College of Business announce that the 2021 Chicago Summer Internship Program will not be held in 2021 but we plan to return in summer 2022!

The Chicago Summer Internships are hosted by John Carroll alumni who want to give back to John Carroll by assisting current students with summer internships. Students from all majors are invited to apply for internships. 

Internships are eight weeks. Virtually free housing available to the first 16 students who are granted one of these internships. Housing is provided by a generous alumni donor, John Dempsey ’84, and is located in the Chicago Loop ( (Students selected for the program pay an application fee and provide renter’s insurance). Students who wish to start their internships earlier or end later will be responsible for paying the additional rent for the extra days/weeks, if they choose to live at the Infinite for those extra days/weeks.

Students interning with non-profits are eligible to apply for John Carroll University's Lavelle Fund Scholarship to ensure income during their internships. All other internships are paid by the organization with which they are employed.

Application Process: Look for summer 2022 application information in September 2021. 

Please read carefully; if you have any questions, contact Dr. Finucane (

Students may apply to spend the summer 2020 interning at locations in the Chicago area including: (we will update this list in summer 2021)

(be sure to check back soon; we expect to add more internships)

Listen to the 2018 Chicago Interns talk more about their experiences:

All applications will be reviewed before being sent to supervisors.

Applying through the university is required for any student who wants to participate in JCU-provided summer housing in the Chicago Loop!

Be sure to have a professional resume, cover letter, writing sample (if required) ready when you apply.