Lake Forest College Internship Funding Program

Students who plan to complete an internship during the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters may qualify for funding of up to $2,500 to help alleviate costs associated with their experience.  Deadline: September 15

Through a partnership with the James S. Kemper Foundation, Lake Forest College students are eligible to receive grants of $1,000 to $2,500 to help alleviate costs associated with interning at Chicagoland companies.


  • Good academic standing at Lake Forest College
  • Obtained or will obtain an unpaid or low paying internship; Internship can be for-credit or non-credit
  • Preference will be given to business-related internships; all majors encouraged to apply

Application Components:
1. Application: Complete the online application form. A series of short answer questions will be asked - preview the questions here but submit all responses via the online application form. 
2. Two Lake Forest Kemper Recommendation Forms: Forms must be submitted by two recommenders - one of which must be a Lake Forest College faculty member and a second from another individual who can comment the character and professional preparation of the applicant. Recommenders should submit the forms to from their email account. A text only version of the form is available here.
3. Resume and Unofficial Transcript: Applicants must email a copy of a resume and unofficial transcript to with the subject line “Fall 2014 Kemper Foundation Internship Application.”

Application Deadline: September 15*
*Please contact if you have extreme financial need and would like to request an earlier decision

Funding decisions will be made based on:

  • Financial need
  • Candidate rating via Lake Forest College Kemper Recommendation Forms
  • Candidate eligibility as stated above
  • Educational benefit of internship
  • Clarity and quality of application