Students

University of Illinois engineering graduates are fueling today’s top companies. Now, Chicago is ready to show you just how in-demand you really are.

As a City Scholar, you’ll work 20 hours each week as a paid intern at one of Chicago’s best companies. You’ll take courses toward graduation online and on location. And you’ll connect directly with executives, experts, and civic leaders who make the city thrive.


The application for Spring 2019 is now closed. Applications for Fall 2019 will be posted by January 23rd, 2019. Visit our FAQs page for more information.

Program Highlights

  • Part-time, paid internship in Chicago at one of our partner companies
  • Open to students with junior and senior standing in CS, CE and EE only (at this time)
  • Exclusive events, seminars, and programs with C-suite executives, company founders and civic leaders
  • Take classes with Engineering at Illinois faculty online and in-person

Spring 2019 Courses:


Spring 2019 Participating Companies:

  • Avant
  • BP
  • CapGemini
  • Cars.com
  • CCC
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Citadel
  • Cleverbridge
  • CME
  • DRW
  • Eagle Seven
  • HCSC
  • Higi
  • IMC
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Loment
  • NextCapital
  • tastytrade
  • Trustwave
  • Xaptum
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