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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."

    —CFS Alum

  • "I really loved being able to get out of the classroom and get hands-on experience through a structured and supportive program."

    —Danielle Faden, Spring 2013 FSCE Intern at Allowance for Good

  • "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 ."

    —Stephanie Kahn, Winter 2013 FSPH Intern at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

  • "Of all the great opportunities Northwestern offers, CFS is one you must take advantage of."

    —Daniel Flores, Winter 2013 BFS Intern at Dignitas Wealth Management

  • "I would highly recommend the Chicago Field Studies program to any students looking for a great internship experience coupled with an intellectually stimulating course."

    —Dominic Wong, Fall 2012 FSMW Intern at Google

  • "Chicago Field Studies in Public Health gave me an amazing opportunity to broaden my horizons and experience firsthand the line of work I hope to go into."

    —Simone Montgomery, Winter 2013 FSPH Intern at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital


Academic + Internship Experience = CFS!
The Chicago Field Studies Internship Program

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 Friday for new stories, insights, and advice!



New Featured Alum: Evan Bakker graduated in 2013 with a degree in Philosopy. He participated in BFS and interned at LiquidThread. Evan now works as a Research Associate at Corporate Insight in NY. Read more >>

The Fall 2014 Deadline has been extended!

There are openings in Field Studies in Humanities, Field Studies in Civic Engagement, and Field Studies in Public Health. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. For more information click here.

Have a summer internship and need academic credit, but not going to be in Chicago - we can help!

Check out our Analysis of Field Experience option!


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About Chicago Field Studies

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.

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