Part of what sets Lake Forest College apart is its wide array of experience-rich internships offered throughout Chicagoland and abroad.
You can earn money or academic credit - or sometimes both - working in your chosen field of study after your sophomore year at the College. Your major’s internship supervisor and professionals at the Career Advancement Center can help you find an internship that’s right for you at a business, social service or governmental agency, or cultural institution. Our proximity to Chicago gives our students nearly boundless internship options.
Students at Lake Forest College may do internships for-credit, which the are specifically linked to their area of study, and not-for-credit. Both academic year and summer internships are generally available. Current students can find available internships listed in the online job/internship database available through the Career Advancement Center. Opportunities for service-based internships can also be found through the Grace Groner Foundation.
The former theater and women’s and gender studies major worked previously for both Victory Gardens Theater and Steppenwolf Theater before joining the About Face staff.
The junior from California credits her previous Lake Forest internship with Writer’s Theater in Glencoe, Ill., with getting the call-back at Second City. “I learned a lot about what it means to be a professional in the theater environment,” Kolstad said. All Lake Forest students have access to great internships all over Chicagoland. Some, like Kolstad, are living, working, and taking courses in Chicago as part of the College’s Lake Forest In The Loop program.
As a restoration intern, I had the opportunity to contribute to the understanding of the health of our local ecosystems by doing water quality monitoring as well as butterfly monitoring.