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What to Expect

If you are accepted to participate in the Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program you will

Work with a CFS Advisor who will

Apply for and secure an internship for your CFS quarter

Participate in the Practice Interview Program

Attend a mandatory orientation on the first day of classes

Participate in a CFS course that links to your internship experience

To Know:

Because of the nature of the program you should expect your CFS course and internship to be the primary focus of the quarter you do CFS.

We do not guarantee accepted students will secure internships. With the help of their advisor, typically 95-100% of students accepted into the program are able successfully secure an internship each quarter. However, we do not guarantee that students accepted into our program will secure an internship.

You are expected to be engaged and professional at your internship throughout the quarter. Unprofessional behavior is likely lead to being fired from your internship which may impact your CFS grades as coursework relies on students being in internships for the whole quarter.

Communicate with CFS if you are having trouble in your internship or course. The staff is there to advise and assist you if you need them.

CFS credits and grades come from your coursework and participation in your CFS course, not your internship. 

CFS is an academic program therefore everything you submit to and do while in CFS is subject to Academic integrity. This extends to all areas of the program including resume, participating in the program, honoring commitments to internships, and coursework. 


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