Timeline and Important Dates

The tables below represent the general timelines that can be expected when working with CFS. 

Students interview with employers approximately one quarter prior to when they will intern and participate in their CFS class.  Resumes are sent and interviews are conducted over a 3 to 4 week period.  We encourage you to act quickly once you have received the resumes because the process is competitive.  

Quarter interns begin Students apply and meet with CFS staff Résumés sent, interviews conducted Offers extended

For Winter Quarter Interns:
Winter quarter runs January through March

Late September to mid-October

Mid-October to mid-November

Mid-November, before Thanksgiving

For Spring Quarter Interns:
Spring quarter  runs April through early June

December to late January

Late January to end of February

Early March

For Summer Quarter Interns:
Summer quarter runs mid-June through mid-August

January to March

Early April to mid-May

End of May

For Fall Quarter Interns:
Fall quarter runs from the end of September through early December

February to April

Mid-April to end of May

Early June

Please see the links below for important 2017-2018 dates, including internship length, for each quarter

Students must have secured an internship by the start of classes (the day prior to the date internships begin) in order to participate in the CFS program.  The internship dates reflect the full length of the internship commitment required by CFS.  If the organization would like to negotiate a different internship end date with the student, they are welcome to do so if the student is amenable.  On rare occasions, internships will run outside of the quarter long start and end dates. 

If you have questions regarding the length of your internship, please contact Karen Allen at karen-allen@northwestern.edu.