Additional Ways to Get Involved

Image of Host VisitHost a Site Visit

At least once per quarter our instructors take learning out of the theoretical environment of the classroom and into a "real world" location with direct correlation to the topics of the class. Hearing first hand from people working in the field always makes an impression on the student visiting the organization. If you would be interested in hosting CFS students at your organization, please contact Karen Allen at

Image of studentBe a Guest Speaker

Share your knowledge with our students by being a guest speaker for a CFS class or event. Our students enjoy learning about an industry or an issue from people with actual experience. Guest speakers help connect students to topics outside of the academic sphere and give them a forum to ask questions answered by someone with "real world" experience. If you would like educate students by being a guest speaker, please send us an e-mail that tells us a little bit about you and your area of expertise.

Image of studentFund Internship Travel and Expenses for CFS Students

The Chicago Field Studies Scholarship Fund was established to help students offset the costs of doing an internship in the Chicago area while still paying Northwestern University tuition.  Every quarter, CFS students with financial need are able to apply for an award from the fund to aid them in covering costs such as transportation, food, and professional periodicals or subscriptions. Sponsored through corporate and individual donations, this fund has provided much needed aid to students who otherwise would have struggled to cover the requisite costs of doing an internship.  Help make a difference for future CFS students by becoming a donor today! For more information about the CFS Scholarship Fund or donating, please contact Karen Allen at