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"What I learned in my Civic Engagement and Public Health sections continues to come up during my daily experiences and has pointed me in the direction of where I hope to go with my career."
"I really loved being able to get out of the classroom and get hands-on experience through a structured and supportive program."
"CFS is a program that every student should take advantage of because the learning you do outside of the classroom at the internship cannot be replicated ."
"Of all the great opportunities Northwestern offers, CFS is one you must take advantage of."
—Dominic Wong, Fall 2012 FSMW Intern at Google
Looking for an internship? Consider doing CFS!
Why do an internship combined with academic study? See what students have said about the CFS Internship Program
What type of internships can you do? Just about anything! See our list of Sample Internships
Want to learn about the journey of a CFS student? Read our blog and check back every Monday and Friday for new stories, insights, and advice!
New Featured Alum: Katie Northcott graduated in 2011 with a degree in Economics, African Studies and French. She participated in CFS in 2011, landing an internship with the Chicago Women's AIDS Project. Katie is now working for the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso as a Community Health Development volunteer.
NOW OFFERING: LEGAL FIELD STUDIES Winter 2014!
Special Legal Field Studies information sessions on 10/29, 10/31, and 11/1. Applications are due by 9am on November 4th.
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The number of internship connections CFS maintains just keeps growing!
Did you know you can do an internship just about anywhere in the Chicagoland area when participating in CFS? Accepted students are encouraged to use all available resources including CFS, network connections, Career Cat & more to find the perfect internship!
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Chicago Field Studies alums often describe CFS as one of their most meaningful college experiences. Four CFS students provide their perspectives in the videos below.
Chicago Field Studies believes experiential learning is an integral part of academic study. Our mission is to connect Northwestern students’ academic goals with career experience through an internship placement combined with a weekly seminar class that inspires awareness, critical thinking, and enlightened discussion. By providing students with internship search and procurement assistance as well as a forum for relating their internship observations, concerns, and achievements, we help students build a network of support that extends beyond the classroom and into life.