Still haven’t found the perfect summer internship? Don’t panic! Check out CareerCat to apply for these five awesome, newly-posted Chicago area internships!


Have an interest in city planning and design? Join the Chicago Department of Transportation this summer to help design and implement over 30 miles of bikeways on the streets of Chicago. Banish the idea of sitting behind a desk all summer and get ready to enjoy some field work! Applicants should plan on spending much of their summer on a bike and be proficient with CADD.

CareerCat Description: Tasks — Preparing pavement marking plans using CADD software; conducting detailed field surveys to collect geometric, traffic, parking, and land use data needed for bikeway designs; identifying required upgrades to existing bikeways; assisting with the development of state and federal reports; developing plan sets and work orders; assisting the bikeways team with other tasks.


For those interested in an internship that will go beyond impacting your resume to impacting the world, consider a position with a fair trade company. WorldFinds is looking for marketing intern to assist in their joint campaign with artisans in the developing world to provide women’s accessories and gift items. Duties will include assisting with the development of marketing materials, assisting with tradeshow production, social media management and press relations.

CareerCat Description: We have a tremendous opportunity for the right candidate to assist in a wide range of marketing projects. This opportunity will also provide an exceptional experience working for a small business. While the primary focus of this position will be marketing, you will be assisting in operations, sales, and administrative tasks as well.


Lincoln Park High School is offering students with an interest in education the chance to make a tangible impact on the life of a student. LPHS, which offers several magnet programs and has been nationally recognized for its academic success, is seeking interns to serve as small group and individual mentors. Mentors will be expected to spend time with their students in an environment that facilitates trust and productivity.

CareerCat Description: I will assign student interns to small groups of students. I would like the interns to meet individually with students once per week at lunch time to discuss how the week is going, check student assignment logs, attendance, conduct, and any missing assignments. Interns would meet with their small groups of 3 to 5 students after school at least two times per week to host homework or study table. Interns would also help students set goals and communicate with teachers to assess progress toward the goals. Finally, interns would visit classes regularly in order to understand the context of assignments.


This NU alum-founded organization, creates, markets, and sells charity inspired apparel. This internship is a perfect fit for students interested in marketing in the non-profit sector. Put your social media skills to use and get out from behind a desk to enjoy some event planning! Design skills are a plus.

CareerCat Description:  This will not be a typical summer internship. Our interns are highly valued and we strongly encourage new ideas. We will be looking for our interns to take ownership of their tasks and contribute to the growth of the organization. We are looking for highly motivated, entrepreneurial, outside the box thinkers.

If you’re looking for a position in a growth-oriented company, check out Temple Steel. This global company reigns as America’s largest manufacturer of magnetic laminations for the motor and transformer industry. Interns will work in a developmental sector and will assist the department with implementing lean methodologies.

CareerCat Description: We have an excellent developmental opportunity for an Industrial Engineering Intern. This person will work in our Manufacturing Engineering department assisting the department with implementing various lean methodologies. This person will learn 5s, equipment layout, and other lean initiatives as well as conduct time studies.