Summer Internship Programs

Since 2003, we've been a placement site for the Mayor’s program. This 6-week long internship places students in an entry-level position and provides them with workforce development and soft skills.

Created in 2014, Encouraging Mentoring Preparing on Workforce Education Readiness (EMPOWER) program offers a six-week curriculum that provides healthcare career exposure, workforce development, and life skills practice

  • Type of Program: Non-clinical Apprenticeship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Requirements:
    • Attending college
    • Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare
    • Actively pursuing a bachelor's degree in a related field required
  • Application Deadline:
  • Application Link: workforcedevelopment@luriechildrens.org

Develops a qualified, knowledgeable, skilled and confident pipeline of young healthcare professionals ages 18-24 through Year Up’s rigorous learning and development program that leads to a 6-month internship at Cook County Health.

  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Program Length: 6 months
  • Requirements:
    • Year Up youth ages 18-24
  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Application Link: alecia.boyd@cookcountyhhs.org

In partnership with One Summer Chicago delegate agencies. Interns ages 18-24 will be placed in various departments within CCH to perform entry level duties to gain hands on experience to prepare for entry level healthcare position.

  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Program Length: 6 weeks
  • Requirements:
    • Ages 18-24
  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Application Link: alecia.boyd@cookcountyhhs.org

6 Week Summer Enrichment Course- youth ages 16-17

  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Program Length: 6 weeks
  • Requirements:
    • Ages 16-17
  • Application Deadline: Late May
  • Application Link: alecia.boyd@cookcountyhhs.org
  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: TBD
  • Program Length: TBD
  • Requirements:
    • TBD
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Application Link:

Readiness skills, explore healthcare careers

Tangible pathway to enter a career choice.

Sinai offers year-round internships to college students, graduate students and other advance education students including legal Interns, Chaplins, HR Social Work and Behavioral Health

Changing Health through Advocacy and emPloyment In Our Neighborhoods. The CHAMPIONS program aims to train students as health advocates and provides them a pathway to employment starting with an appointment in Volunteer Services to familiarize students with the UI Health system.

  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Program Length: 6 weeks
  • Requirements:
    • Instituto/IHSCA, UIC College Prep, Senn, Orr, and CPS schools with Health Science CTE Pathway
    • Ages 16 or older
  • Application Deadline: April/May
  • Application Link: https://www.healthchampionschicago.com/