Thank you for your interest in completing a for-credit internship. Upon completing this form you will receive a follow-up email with your next steps.

Once you have secured an internship, please contact your Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist to receive access to the for-credit internship application.

For more information on the process of securing an internship and receiving approval to complete an internship for credit, please visit > internships > for credit-internships.

For-credit internships are open to Juniors and Seniors.

Sophomores who wish to pursue a for-credit internship must send a written appeal to the CAC at

Please see Ashley Sinclair, Director of Off Campus Programs, (x. 5231 or prior to accepting, starting or continuing any internship experience. If a qualified non-citizen wishes to receive payment for an internship, he/she must work with Ashley to receive employment authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

You must discuss your interest in pursuing an internship with your Faculty Academic Advisor ensure that your requested internship aligns with your academic plan.

Students who are on academic probation are not eligible to receive academic credit for an internship. Appeals to this policy can be submitted to the Academic Appeals Board.

Students on disciplinary or academic probation may not be allowed to earn credit for an internship while on probation. Students that have displayed a pattern of behavior, or had at least one serious violation, may need to discuss their eligibility directly with the Dean of Students.

If you have more than one pathway, please list them below.

Note 1 credit = 150 hours of work

Please briefly describe the type of internship you would like to secure.

Please note: Students are allowed to complete a maximum of 3 internship credits while at the College (excluding internships completed as part of an off-campus study program, such as In the Loop). If this internship will result in an excess of 3 total internship credits, you must submit an appeal to the Academic Appeals Board.

-Internship Site(s)
-Department(s) in which Credit Earned

Lake Forest College In The Loop is the College’s off-campus study program in Chicago. In The Loop is open to juniors and seniors who may participate in the program during either their fall or spring semester (or both!).

While participating in the program, students complete a for-credit internship for 2 credits (300 hours), in addition to academic courses, all while living in the heart of the South Loop of Chicago (students seeking an internship for less than 2 credits must submit an appeal to the Director of Center for Chicago Programs, Jennie Larsen,

Lake Forest College’s ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program is an all-access Chicago summer internship program that puts you in the career driver’s seat. You’ll reside in downtown Chicago at the College’s Chicago Loop campus, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship, and benefit from an internship at a Chicago internship location.

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