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

Please contact Erin Hoffman, Associate Dean of Students,, 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 Erin Hoffman to receive employment authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

FIRST STEP: 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 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.

For-credit internships are open to Juniors and Seniors.

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

Choose the status you will have in the semester in which you plan to intern:

Note 1 credit = 150 hours of work

Briefly describe the type of internship you would like to secure. If you have already secured an internship, please list the organization and job description.

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

Will you be completing your internship as part of the IN THE LOOP program?

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,

Will you be completing an internship as part of the ACTIVATE Summer Internship Program?

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.

Are you interested in living on campus during your internship?

For more information, contact Residence Life at

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