Welcome to Northwestern University’s Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program!
What is Chicago Field Studies?
Chicago Field Studies (CFS) is an intensive one-quarter academic internship program based on principles of experiential and comparative learning. Northwestern University sophomores, juniors, and seniors earn academic credit by participating in a seminar style CFS course that connects with an internship relating to the student’s career interests. Students intern at Chicago area organizations between 10 and 40 hours a week depending on their availability. These internship experiences serve as a source of information for class discussions and assignments.
Why work with us?
CFS students have diverse interests and come from all schools and majors. Our hope is that all of the organizations employing CFS interns will experience these benefits:
- Increased productivity
- Significant contributions to your organization’s goals from CFS interns
- An opportunity to mentor a person new to the field
Interested in working with CFS?
- Find out if your organization is eligible
- Learn how to attract and get the most from CFS student interns
- See a sampling of other employers who host interns and read about how they benefit from the hard work and ingenuity of CFS student interns
- Find information on CFS timelines and important dates
- View the demographics of students who have participated in CFS
- Want to do more? Learn about additional ways employers can get involved with the CFS program