Katy for Companies That Care

Name: Katy Year: Junior Major(s): Mathematics, Statistics Minor(s): CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice I am currently a Junior, studying Mathematics and Statistics. I chose to participate in Chicago Field Studies to see where my analytic skills could take me, outside of academia and finance. Thus I chose an internship doing data analytics for…

Abhishek at High Concept Labs

Name: Abhishek Year: Sophomore Major(s): Journalism Minor(s): Theatre CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice In preparing for my weekend of documenting and interviewing artists and their process, I research and write information about them followed by writing interview questions. I added specific questions to learn about their art-making’s urgency and the affect they hope…

Cheron at the Law Offices of Reza Baniassadi

Name: Cheron Year: Senior Major(s): Anthropology Minor(s): Political Science CFS Program: Legal Field Studies My experience during Chicago Field Studies has deepened my passionate commitment to pursue law. At my internship, I have gained various skills that are transferable to any area of law as well as developed my legal writing. In addition to great…

Kaitland at Heshima Kenya

Name: Kaitland Year: Senior Major(s): Biology Minor(s): US History CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice When I began my search for a Spring and Winter internship, I only had a loose idea of what I wanted to do. I have always had a passion for working with non-profit organizations and have volunteered with several…

Kathryn at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Name: Kathryn Year: Junior Major(s): Political Science Minor(s): French Language CFS Program: Field Studies in Humanities The first thing that comes to mind for Chicago Field Studies is, of course, the internship. Without diminishing the magnitude of the experience I had at the Attorney General’s Office, the CFS Humanities class was an absolutely integral component…

Kayla at Spector | Baker

Name: Kayla Year: Senior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): CFS Program: Field Studies in Humanities As soon as I tell someone that I am going to law school in the fall, their first reaction is to ask where I am planning on going to school and what type of law I am interested in pursuing. The truth…

Lexi at the Talking Farm

Name: Lexi Year: Sophomore Major(s): Theatre, International Studies Minor(s): Environmental Policy and Culture CFS Program: Field Studies in Environment, Science, and Sustainability My Chicago Field Studies experience was not your ‘typical’ internship. Working at the Talking Farm I essentially learned how to run a small-scale farm and the functionality of urban agriculture in this area….

Luis at CASE

Name: Luis Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions program CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Hello everyone! My name is Luis Ortega and I am participating in the CFS class of Spring ’17. I am a junior studying Economics and the Business Institutions program, and I am interning at Chicago Anchors for a…

Nataly at Renew Packaging

Name: Nataly Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Program: Business Field Studies My internship search process was not ideal. I was able to secure three interviews; the first two were unsuccessful and the third was the one that got me to where I am now. I was greatly discouraged by the first two…

Cara at Common Cause Illinois

Name: Cara Year: Junior Major(s): Anthropology, Legal Studies Minor(s):  CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice As an anthropology major, I am often asked what I want to do after I get my undergraduate degree. Usually, I deflect, and perhaps mention that I have a second major or that I have background in these three,…

Joanna at Two Penny Blue

Name: Joanna Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s):  CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace I am interning at a social enterprise called Two Penny Blue, located in Chicago’s Southport Corridor. Two Penny Blue is an omnichannel retail brand, selling both online and in its flagship store. Its core mission is to educate, empower, and…

Ailyn at O’Brien Law

Name: Ailyn Year: Sophomore Major(s): History, Legal Studies Minor(s):  CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice I declared a Legal Studies major during my second year at Northwestern, and I was fascinated by the social implications of law. During my fall quarter, I was enrolled in a class in which we discussed the effects of law…