Summer Internships

Employers increasingly look to their interns when considering full-time candidates. Performing well in a summer internship can set you apart and give you an extra edge concerning your next step after College.

Summer internships, as opposed to internships completed during the Academic Year, provide the opportunity to spend more time at your internship site.

While completing a summer internship, you can live at home, on the Lake Forest College campus, or experience a new environment altogether. You may even experience living in downtown Chicago as part of the College’s ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program!

The internship search is a two-semester process!

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We recommend that you meet with your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship search and application process within the first two weeks of the Spring semester prior to your planned internship, but no later than 3 weeks before the first day of the Summer 1 Term .*

*Please be aware that some organizations, such as those in Business and Finance, may start recruiting for summer interns one year in advance! 

Academic (for-credit) Internships
Students completing an Academic (for-credit) Internship will work with a Career Advancement Center Internship Specialist to identify and set internship goals, target employers offering meaningful learning experiences, and complete the accompanying coursework.

Non-credit internships
Students who choose to complete a non-credit internships may contact an Internship Specialist for additional support and assistance developing their search strategy, however the process is student-directed. Non-credit internships are separate from our formal Academic Internship Program and they are not supervised by the Career Advancement Center.* 

*Students should be aware that certain organizations may only offer internships for academic credit. International students may only pursue Academic (for-credit) Internships. Please contact Associate Dean, Erin Hoffman, and see Employment and Eligibility for additional information regarding work authorization. 

Helpful Resources
In addition to the information provided on this page, students are encouraged to view the following:

  1. Career Planning Checklist for Achieving Success in the Virtual Worldto assist with career planning in a digital environment. 
  2. "So You Want to Do an Internship?", an informative video introducing the Academic Internship Program and how students can fit an internship into their academic plan.

Important summer internship information concerning eligibility, Academic Internship policies, and next steps for U.S. Citizens, International Students on an F-1 or J-1 Visa, and Transfer Students may be found below.*

*To access certain forms and resources, you may be required to log in to my.lakeforest.

U.S. Citizens

Eligibility

Academic Internships are available to juniors and seniors who wish to pursue an opportunity linked to their major or minor. Internships are supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor who helps facilitate learning and self-reflection. 

  • Students must be of junior or senior status during semester of completion.
    • Sophomores who wish to complete an Academic Internship must submit a written appeal to the Career Advancement Center. Contact cacintern@lakeforest.edu for more information.
  • Students must be in good judicial and academic standing by time of application and must receive academic advisor approval.
  • Academic Probation: Students on academic probation are not eligible to receive academic credit for an internship. Appeals to this policy may be submitted to the Academic Appeals Board.
  • Disciplinary Probation: Students on disciplinary probation may not be allowed to earn credit for an internship while on probation. Students who are on probation, have displayed a pattern of behavior, or have had at least one serious violation, may need to discuss their eligibility directly with the Dean of Students.
Important Policies

Please refer to our Academic Internship Program Fact Sheet for additional information regarding the internship search process and timeline.

Some employers start recruiting for student interns several months in advance! Therefore, we recommend that you meet with your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship search and application process within the first two weeks of the semester prior to your planned internship, but no later than 3 weeks before the add/drop date for classes in the semester you plan to intern.

  • Students interested in pursuing an Academic Internship must first complete the Academic Internship Interest Form
  • Internship must be completed in a student’s major or minor.
  • A minimum of 1 credit and maximum of 2 credits may be awarded for each internship per semester. 
    • 1 credit = 150 hours of on-the-job experience
    • 2 credits = 300 hours of on-the-job experience
    • A student will not typically be allowed to receive more than a total of 3 internship credits during their time at the College. 
      • Exception: Students in the Lake Forest College In The Loop program can earn up to 4 internship credits, with the 4th credit being taken during the In The Loop program. 
  • Retroactive credit is not permitted. In order for you to earn credit for your internship you must complete required weekly assignments supervised by your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor concurrent with the internship experience.
  • 100% commission-based internships will not be approved for academic credit.  
Summer Internship Timeline

Your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor can help you set internship start/end dates to ensure requirements and hours are completed appropriately.

  • Academic Internships must be completed by the end of the College’s Summer 2 Term. Certain exceptions may be made for internships that extend into August, provided you receive advance approval from your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor.
  • Summer Academic Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. That said, the preferred registration deadline for a Summer Academic Internship is the one week prior to the College’s Summer 1 Term. and no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the Summer 2 Term.
  • Once you have secured an internship, you must contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor for information on how to register your internship.
  • In order to be approved for summer internship credit, students must submit all requested materials prior to the start of their internship. Students must not start their internship before securing approval. See the Academic Internship Course webpage for additional details.
Types of Internships

Academic (for-credit) Internships:
Academic Internships are credit-bearing internships. Students earn academic credit for the hours spent on-site at their internship, as well as completing required weekly assignments supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor. Students will work with a Career Advancement Center Internship Specialist to identify and set internship goals, target employers offering meaningful learning experiences, and complete the accompanying coursework.

Continuation of Internship or Part-Time Job:
Internships must provide real career-building experience. Students wishing to continue an existing internship or part-time job as an Academic Internship must show that their responsibilities have significantly changed and that the new responsibilities will give the student a sufficiently different educational/academic experience.

Remote Internships:
Typically, the bulk of internship work should take place at a physical site. However, remote internships will be considered. Students must meet with their Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the details of the remote internship and receive approval before starting in their position.

Commission-Based Internships:
Internships based solely on commission will not be approved.

Non-Credit Internships:
Students who are not yet eligible to complete an Academic Internship, have earned all available internship credits, and/or wish to pursue an internship that does not meet the Academic Internship Program Guidelines may choose to pursue a non-credit internship.  Non-credit internships are separate from our formal Academic Internship Program and are student-directed. Students may work with an Internship Specialist for additional career advising support and assistance developing their search strategy, however these internships are not supervised by the Career Advancement Center. * 

*Students should be aware that certain organizations may only offer internships for academic credit.

Financial Information

There is a cost attached to completing an Academic Internship during the Summer Term. The College charges $3,300 per internship credit (2-credit internship = $6,600). Financial Aid may apply and students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Funding is available to all students completing unpaid Academic Internships. That said, priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors completing domestic Academic Internships. Funding is meant to assist with the cost of an unpaid Academic Internship that a student would not otherwise be able to pursue due to financial constraints during their time at the College. Funding awards are largely based on financial need.

Please visit the Internship Funding Webpage for more information.

Important Next Steps
  1. Complete the Academic Internship Interest Form. The Career Advancement Center will assign you to an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor who will help you with your internship search.
  2. Review the complete Academic Internship Program Guidelines.
  3. Connect with your Academic Advisor to ensure that an Academic Internship will fit into your academic plan.
  4. Meet with your assigned Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship approval process. Your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor will also help you craft your resume and cover letters and prepare for interviews.
  5. Once you have secured an internship you must contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor for information on how to register your internship. 
ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program

ACTIVATE is the College's off-campus residential summer program in Chicago. Students participating in the ACTIVATE program live at the College’s Chicago residential building, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship from the Career Advancement Center, and benefit from an Academic Internship at a Chicago internship location.

  • ACTIVATE is open to rising juniors and seniors.
  • ACTIVATE is an 8-10 week program. Students may choose between the eight-week and ten-week program.
  • Students complete an Academic Internship as part of the ACTIVATE program, as well as career-focused workshops facilitated by Lake Forest College faculty.

Please contact Director of the Center for Chicago Programs, Jennie Larsen, and/or visit the ACTIVATE webpage for more information regarding the program.

Internships and the Forester Fundamental Curriculum (FFC) Requirement

Pursuing an internship (for-credit or non-credit) is just one way a student may satisfy the Forester Fundamental Curriculum (FFC) requirement. Please refer to the Forester Fundamental Curriculum webpage for a complete list of ways that students may fulfill the FFC requirement.

Types of Internships:

  1. Academic (for-credit) Internships
    1. Academic Internships are credit-bearing internships, allowing students to earn academic credit for the hours spent on-site at their internship and completion of required weekly assignments supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor.
    2. Please see the Academic Internship Course webpage for additional details.
  2. Non-credit Internships
    1. Students may also satisfy the FFC requirement with an approved non-credit internship. A non-credit internship is separate from our formal Academic Internship Program and the process is student-directed.
    2. Should students wish to satisfy the FFC Experiential Learning requirement with a non-credit internship, they will first need to complete the Special Activity Experiential Tag Application, as well as identify a Faculty Project Supervisor. More information may be found on the Forester Fundamental Curriculum webpage.
    3. Students may contact their Internship Specialist for additional support and assistance developing their search strategy. However, non-credit internships are not supervised by the Career Advancement Center. 
    4. Students should be aware that certain organizations may only offer internships for academic credit.

International Students

Eligibility

Academic Internships are available to international students with junior or senior status who wish to pursue an opportunity linked to their major. Internships are supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor who helps facilitate learning and self-reflection. 

  • Students must be of junior or senior status during semester of completion.
    • Sophomores who wish to complete an Academic Internship must submit a written appeal to the Career Advancement Center. Contact cacintern@lakeforest.edu for more information.
  • Students must be in good judicial and academic standing by time of application and must receive academic advisor approval.
  • Academic Probation: Students on academic probation are not eligible to receive academic credit for an internship. Appeals to this policy may be submitted to the Academic Appeals Board.
  • Disciplinary Probation: Students on disciplinary probation may not be allowed to earn credit for an internship while on probation. Students who are on probation, have displayed a pattern of behavior, or have had at least one serious violation, may need to discuss their eligibility directly with the Dean of Students.
Important Policies

Please refer to our Academic Internship Program Fact Sheet for additional information regarding the internship search process and timeline.

Some employers start recruiting for student interns several months in advance! Therefore, we recommend that you meet with your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship search and application process within the first two weeks of the semester prior to your planned internship, but no later than 3 weeks before the add/drop date for classes in the semester you plan to intern.

  • Students interested in pursuing an Academic Internship must first complete the Academic Internship Interest Form.
  • International students must be registered for internship credit in their major field of study in order to participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT). See Employment and Eligibility for additional information regarding work authorization.
  • A minimum of 1 credit and maximum of 2 credits may be awarded for each internship per semester. 
    • 1 credit = 150 hours of on-the-job experience
    • 2 credits = 300 hours of on-the-job experience
    • A student will not typically be allowed to receive more than a total of 3 internship credits during their time at the College. 
      • Exception: Students in the Lake Forest College In The Loop program can earn up to 4 internship credits, with the 4th credit being taken during the In The Loop program. 
  • Retroactive credit is not permitted. In order for you to earn credit for your internship you must complete required weekly assignments supervised by your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor concurrent with the internship experience.
  • 100% commission-based internships will not be approved for academic credit.  
Summer Internship Timeline

Your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor can help you set internship start/end dates to ensure requirements and hours are completed appropriately.

  • Academic Internships must be completed by the end of the College’s Summer 2 Term. Certain exceptions may be made for internships that extend into August, provided you receive advance approval from your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor.
  • Summer Academic Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. That said, the preferred registration deadline for a Summer Academic Internship is the one week prior to the College’s Summer 1 Term. and no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the Summer 2 Term.
  • Once you have secured an internship, you must contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor for information on how to register your internship.
  • In order to be approved for summer internship credit, students must submit all requested materials prior to the start of their internship. Students must not start their internship before securing approval. See the Academic Internship Course webpage for additional details.

*International students may not start their internship before receiving CPT authorization from either Erin Hoffman (F-1 Visas) or Alexandra Olson (J-1 Visas). See Employment and Eligibility for additional information regarding work authorization.

Types of internships

Academic (for-credit) Internships:
Academic Internships are credit-bearing internships. Students earn academic credit for the hours spent on-site at their internship, as well as completing required weekly assignments supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor. Students will work with a Career Advancement Center Internship Specialist to identify and set internship goals, target employers offering meaningful learning experiences, and complete the accompanying coursework.*

*International students must Students must be registered for internship credit in their major field of study in order to participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT). See Employment and Eligibility for additional information regarding work authorization.

Continuation of Internship or Part-Time Job:
Internships must provide real career-building experience. Students wishing to continue an existing internship or part-time job as an Academic Internship must show that their responsibilities have significantly changed and that the new responsibilities will give the student a sufficiently different educational/academic experience.

Remote Internships:
Typically, the bulk of internship work should take place at a physical site. However, remote internships will be considered. Students must meet with their Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the details of the remote internship and receive approval before starting in their position.

Commission-Based Internships:
Internships based solely on commission will not be approved.

Non-Credit Internships:
International students on an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not eligible to complete non-credit internships.

Financial Information

There is a cost attached to completing an Academic Internship during the Summer Term. The College charges $3,300 per internship credit (2-credit internship = $6,600). Financial Aid may apply and students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Funding is available to all students completing unpaid Academic Internships. That said, priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors completing domestic Academic Internships. Funding is meant to assist with the cost of an unpaid Academic Internship that a student would not otherwise be able to pursue due to financial constraints during their time at the College. Funding awards are largely based on financial need.

Please visit the Internship Funding Webpage for more information.

Important Next Steps
  1. Complete the Academic Internship Interest Form. The Career Advancement Center will assign you to an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor who will help you with your internship search.
  2. Review the complete Academic Internship Program Guidelines.
  3. Employment authorization is required for international students before they start their internship:
    • F-1 Visa international students, contact Erin Hoffman, Associate Dean of Students (x5200, hoffman@lakeforest.edu).
    • J-1 Visa international students, contact Alexandra Olson, Coordinator of the Global Engagement Office, (x5231, aolson@lakeforest.edu). 
  4. Connect with your Academic Advisor to ensure that an Academic Internship will fit into your academic plan.
  5. Meet with your assigned Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship approval process. Your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor will also help you craft your resume and cover letters and prepare for interviews.
  6. Once you have secured an internship you must contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor for information on how to register your internship. 
ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program

ACTIVATE is the College's off-campus residential summer program in Chicago. Students participating in the ACTIVATE program live at the College’s Chicago residential building, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship from the Career Advancement Center, and benefit from an Academic Internship at a Chicago internship location.

  • ACTIVATE is open to rising juniors and seniors.
  • ACTIVATE is an 8-10 week program. Students may choose between the eight-week and ten-week program.
  • Students complete an Academic Internship as part of the ACTIVATE program, as well as career-focused workshops facilitated by Lake Forest College faculty.

Please contact Director of the Center for Chicago Programs, Jennie Larsen, and/or visit the ACTIVATE webpage for more information regarding the program.

Internships and the Forester Fundamental Curriculum (FFC) Requirement

Pursuing an Academic (for-credit) Internship is just one way international students may satisfy the Forester Fundamental Curriculum (FFC) requirement. Please refer to the Forester Fundamental Curriculum webpage for a complete list of ways that students may fulfill the FFC requirement.

Academic (for-credit) Internships 

  1. Academic Internships are credit-bearing internships, allowing students to earn academic credit for the hours spent on-site at their internship and completion of required weekly assignments supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor.
  2. International students must be registered for internship credit in their major field of study in order to participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT). See Employment and Eligibility for additional information regarding work authorization.
  3. Please see the Academic Internship Course webpage for additional details.

Other qualifying experiences

  1. Should international students wish to satisfy the FFC Experiential Learning requirement with one of the other qualifying experiences, they will first need to complete the Special Activity Experiential Tag Application, as well as identify a Faculty Project Supervisor.
  2. More information may be found on the Forester Fundamental Curriculum webpage.

Transfer Students

Eligibility

Transfer students must complete at least one semester on the Lake Forest College campus before pursuing an Academic Internship.

Academic Internships are available to transfer students of junior and senior standing who wish to pursue an internship linked to their major or minor (Note: International students on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must complete their internship in their major only). Internships are supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor who helps facilitate learning and self-reflection. 

  • Students must be of junior or senior status during semester of completion.
    • Sophomores who wish to complete an Academic Internship must submit a written appeal to the Career Advancement Center. Contact cacintern@lakeforest.edu for more information.
  • Students must be in good judicial and academic standing by time of application and must receive academic advisor approval.
  • Academic Probation: Students on academic probation are not eligible to receive academic credit for an internship. Appeals to this policy may be submitted to the Academic Appeals Board.
  • Disciplinary Probation: Students on disciplinary probation may not be allowed to earn credit for an internship while on probation. Students who are on probation, have displayed a pattern of behavior, or have had at least one serious violation, may need to discuss their eligibility directly with the Dean of Students.
Important Policies

Please refer to our Academic Internship Program Fact Sheet for additional information regarding the internship search process and timeline.

Some employers start recruiting for student interns several months in advance! Therefore, we recommend that you meet with your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship search and application process within the first two weeks of the semester prior to your planned internship, but no later than 3 weeks before the add/drop date for classes in the semester you plan to intern.

  • Students interested in pursuing an Academic Internship must first complete the Academic Internship Interest Form
  • Internship must be completed in a student’s major or minor.
  • A minimum of 1 credit and maximum of 2 credits may be awarded for each internship per semester. 
    • 1 credit = 150 hours of on-the-job experience
    • 2 credits = 300 hours of on-the-job experience
    • A student will not typically be allowed to receive more than a total of 3 internship credits during their time at the College. 
      • Exception: Students in the Lake Forest College In The Loop program can earn up to 4 internship credits, with the 4th credit being taken during the In The Loop program. 
  • Retroactive credit is not permitted. In order for you to earn credit for your internship you must complete required weekly assignments supervised by your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor concurrent with the internship experience.
  • 100% commission-based internships will not be approved for academic credit.  
Summer Internship Timeline

Your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor can help you set internship start/end dates to ensure requirements and hours are completed appropriately.

  • Academic Internships must be completed by the end of the College’s Summer 2 Term. Certain exceptions may be made for internships that extend into August, provided you receive advance approval from your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor.
  • Summer Academic Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. That said, the preferred registration deadline for a Summer Academic Internship is the one week prior to the College’s Summer 1 Term. and no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the Summer 2 Term.
  • Once you have secured an internship, you must contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor for information on how to register your internship.
  • In order to be approved for summer internship credit, students must submit all requested materials prior to the start of their internship. Students must not start their internship before securing approval. See the Academic Internship Course webpage for additional details.
Types of Internships

Academic (for-credit) Internships:
Academic Internships are credit-bearing internships. Students earn academic credit for the hours spent on-site at their internship, as well as completing required weekly assignments supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor. Students will work with a Career Advancement Center Internship Specialist to identify and set internship goals, target employers offering meaningful learning experiences, and complete the accompanying coursework.

Continuation of Internship or Part-Time Job:
Internships must provide real career-building experience. Students wishing to continue an existing internship or part-time job as an Academic Internship must show that their responsibilities have significantly changed and that the new responsibilities will give the student a sufficiently different educational/academic experience.

Remote Internships:
Typically, the bulk of internship work should take place at a physical site. However, remote internships will be considered. Students must meet with their Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the details of the remote internship and receive approval before starting in their position.

Commission-Based Internships:
Internships based solely on commission will not be approved.

Non-Credit Internships:
Students who are not yet eligible to complete an Academic Internship, have earned all available internship credits, and/or wish to pursue an internship that does not meet the Academic Internship Program Guidelines may choose to pursue a non-credit internship.  Non-credit internships are separate from our formal Academic Internship Program and are student-directed. Students may work with an Internship Specialist for additional career advising support and assistance developing their search strategy, however these internships are not supervised by the Career Advancement Center. * 

*Students should be aware that certain organizations may only offer internships for academic credit.

Financial Information

There is a cost attached to completing an Academic Internship during the Summer Term. The College charges $3,300 per internship credit (2-credit internship = $6,600). Financial Aid may apply and students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Funding is available to all students completing unpaid Academic Internships. That said, priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors completing domestic Academic Internships. Funding is meant to assist with the cost of an unpaid Academic Internship that a student would not otherwise be able to pursue due to financial constraints during their time at the College. Funding awards are largely based on financial need.

Please visit the Internship Funding Webpage for more information.

Important Next Steps
  1. Complete the Academic Internship Interest Form. The Career Advancement Center will assign you to an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor who will help you with your internship search.
  2. Review the complete Academic Internship Program Guidelines. 
  3. Connect with your Academic Advisor to ensure that an Academic Internship will fit into your academic plan.
  4. Meet with your assigned Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor to discuss the Academic Internship approval process. Your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor will also help you craft your resume and cover letters and prepare for interviews.
  5. Once you have secured an internship you must contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor for information on how to register your internship.

*International Students on an F-1 or J-1 Visa:
Employment authorization is required for international students before they start their internship:

  • F-1 Visa international students, contact Erin Hoffman, Associate Dean of Students (x5200, hoffman@lakeforest.edu).
  • J-1 Visa international students, contact Alexandra Olson, Coordinator of the Global Engagement Office, (x5231, aolson@lakeforest.edu). 
ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program

ACTIVATE is the College's off-campus residential summer program in Chicago. Students participating in the ACTIVATE program live at the College’s Chicago residential building, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship from the Career Advancement Center, and benefit from an Academic Internship at a Chicago internship location.

  • ACTIVATE is open to rising juniors and seniors.
  • ACTIVATE is an 8-10 week program. Students may choose between the eight-week and ten-week program.
  • Students complete an Academic Internship as part of the ACTIVATE program, as well as career-focused workshops facilitated by Lake Forest College faculty.

Please contact Director of the Center for Chicago Programs, Jennie Larsen, and/or visit the ACTIVATE webpage for more information regarding the program.

Internships and the Forester Fundamental Curriculum (FFC) Requirement

Pursuing an internship (for-credit or non-credit) is just one way a student may satisfy the Forester Fundamental Curriculum (FFC) requirement. Please refer to the Forester Fundamental Curriculum webpage for a complete list of ways that students may fulfill the FFC requirement.

Types of Internships:

  1. Academic (for-credit) Internships
    1. Academic Internships are credit-bearing internships, allowing students to earn academic credit for the hours spent on-site at their internship and completion of required weekly assignments supervised by an Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisor.
    2. Please see the Academic Internship Course webpage for additional details.
  2. Non-credit Internships
    1. Students may also satisfy the FFC requirement with an approved non-credit internship. A non-credit internship is separate from our formal Academic Internship Program and the process is student-directed.
    2. Should students wish to satisfy the FFC Experiential Learning requirement with a non-credit internship, they will first need to complete the Special Activity Experiential Tag Application, as well as identify a Faculty Project Supervisor. More information may be found on the Forester Fundamental Curriculum webpage.
    3. Students may contact their Internship Specialist for additional support and assistance developing their search strategy. However, non-credit internships are not supervised by the Career Advancement Center. 
    4. Students should be aware that certain organizations may only offer internships for academic credit.

Contact your Internship Specialist or Faculty Internship Supervisorntact Information

To earn credit for an Academic Internship, students must work with an Internship Specialist/Faculty Internship Supervisor in their major/minor area of study. International students must pursue their internship in their major only.

*Choose the Career Pathway below, related to your major/minor, to view Internship Specialist/Faculty Internship Supervisor contact information.

Business, Finance, and Data Science

Economics/Business/Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science

Albert Greene
Internship Specialist
847-735-5235
greene@lakeforest.edu

*Schedule an appointment via Handshake. Need help scheduling an appointment? View our Handshake Help Page here.

Creative Arts and Communication

Art, Art History, Communication, English, Music, Music Education, Theater

Danielle Kelly
Pathway Leader and Internship Specialist
847-735-5235
dkelly@lakeforest.edu

*Schedule an appointment via Handshake. Need help scheduling an appointment? View our Handshake Help Page here.

Law and Public Service

American Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Foreign Languages, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology

Ben Rohde
Pathway Leader and Internship Specialist
847-735-5235
rohde@lakeforest.edu 

*Schedule an appointment via Handshake. Need help scheduling an appointment? View our Handshake Help Page here.

Science and Health Care

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, Physics, Pre-Health 

Ben Rohde
Pathway Leader
847-735-5235
rohde@lakeforest.edu

*Schedule an appointment via Handshake. Need help scheduling an appointment? View our Handshake Help Page here.

Psychology

Psychology, Neuroscience
More information

Kathryn Dohrmann
Faculty Internship Supervisor
847-735-5245
dohrmann@lakeforest.edu

*Schedule an appointment with Professor Kathryn Dohrmann directly at dohrmann@lakeforest.edu.