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Career Connections

Career Finder: Social Service and Public Administration

Graduate with a diploma and an EDGE.

Excellent academic preparation coupled with internships and service learning opportunities give students ample preparation for careers in public administration and social service.

Through the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth, you can volunteer during the Gates Day of Service, tutor students in North Chicago, or take a spring break trip building houses for Habitat for Humanity, among other community service opportunities.

Lake Forest’s connections to Chicago gives students access to experience-enhancing internships at not-for-profit and governmental organizations that aren’t available to students at most colleges.


Past internships:

  • Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
  • The Atlantic Council of the United States
  • The Defender Association
  • Tom Cross, House Republican Leader
  • Congressman Mark Kirk
  • Kennedy Pierson & Strachan

Graduates’ jobs:

  • Executive Director, Toledo Zoological Society
  • Major Gifts Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • External Relations, Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Vice President, The Nature Conservancy
  • City Manager, Lake Forest
  • Executive Director, Humane Society of Baltimore County