Using CFS to Land an Internship in Healthcare

Name: Lauren Year: Senior Majors: Psychology Minors: Leadership Certificate CFS Program: Field Studies in Business Culture Employer: NovaCare Physical Therapy My internship at NovaCare Physical Therapy has been a great experience, and I have the Chicago Field Studies Program to thank for setting me up with this opportunity. It is often hard to find an internship or a short-term job in…

Pursuing a Career at a Media Company

Name: Sherry Year: Senior Majors: Economics CFS Program: Field Studies in Business Culture Employer: NPR I am a senior at Weinberg majoring in Economics. After my summer consulting experience, I realized I want to do something different and I went searching online. Working for a media company has always been my dream although I am not a journalism major. I…

Assisting at the State’s Attorney’s Office

Name: Mathilde Year: Junior Majors: Political Science CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice Employer: State’s Attorney’s Office   Since the very beginning, I knew I wanted to do an internship in the social justice track of CFS. Indeed, my past experiences in NGOs and my future plans to be involved in the implantation of social justice led me…

Building Cases with Kellie Walters of The Walters Law Firm

Name: Elise Year: Junior Majors: Legal Studies, Global Health Studies Minor: Gender and Sexuality Studies CFS Program: Legal Field Studies Employer: The Walters Law Firm Fiery, smart, cool, and compassionate is how I would describe Kellie Walters of The Walters Law Firm. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to work as her intern for my CFS experience. I remember…

Planning for Public Change at Young Invincibles

Name: Callie Year: Senior Majors: Economics, Political Science CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice Employer: Young Invincibles   Going into the CFS program, I was looking to gain experience at a nonprofit, particularly in public policy. After interviewing with several organizations, I decided to spend my winter quarter as Civic Engagement Fellow at Young Invincibles, and I do not…

Highlighting the Flexibility of CFS at Saper Law

Name: Blai Year: Junior Major: History CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice Employer: Saper Law   My search for an internship was focused on law firms in Chicago. I interviewed with 4 great firms and it was hard to choose one to intern with. My internship has been great so far. I’ve been doing very varied work. This includes…

Returning from the Military with CFS

Name: Dave Year: Junior Majors: Mathematics and Economics CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Employer: NextGen Growth Partners As an international student who had to serve in the military, I had to leave Northwestern after my sophomore year in 2015. It was when I returned to school after two whole years that I first heard about the Chicago…

Working in Starcom’s New Department

Name: Alex Year: Senior Major: Theatre Minor: Business Institutions CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer: Starcom Worldwide This quarter, I am interning at Starcom Worldwide, which is an international media company headquartered in Chicago. I am specifically interning in the new content department, which was created in March of 2017 when Starcom’s creative content efforts were all brought in-house. Since this…

Making Trails at Superfly

Name: Tommy Year: Sophomore Majors: Communication Studies, Computer Science CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: Superfly I was incredibly excited when I received the offer to be Superfly’s very-first Technology Intern; as an avid music festival attendee, I knew it would be a valuable work experience (and a good time!) to work with the minds behind some of…

Planning for Change in Evanston

Name: Tracy Year: Senior Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Global Health Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Evanston Health and Human Services This quarter, I am interning at Evanston Department of Health & Human Services. Every five years, Evanston receives a grant for their proposed plan to carry out change during this time period. This is termed the EPLAN,…