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High School Internship (Chicago) - Summer 2019

Urban Alliance (CPS Internship 2019):
Deadline May 1, 2019 (Open to Undocumented Students)
  • Paid interns work part-time during the school year – Monday-Thursday for up to 12 hours per week – and full-time during the summer – Monday-Thursday for up to 32 hours per week.
  • Urban Alliance’s core program matches underserved high school seniors with paid, professional internships, job skills training, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing post-program support to expand their idea of what is possible for their future.
ACAP & Greenwood Project: 
Eligibility:  Current High School Juniors & Seniors
  • ACAP is an innovative career development program designed specifically for minority students who are juniors and seniors in high school that are interested in accounting, finance, or business careers
  • ACAP is centered around a week-long summer campus residency program that takes place at a local college or university - Northern Illinois University (Dekalb Campus)
  • Students selected for ACAP will receive FREE room and board, books, materials, and attend tours during the program
    1st Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019, 2nd Application Deadline: April 15th, 2019
    For more information about the ACAP program, please visit or contact Toya Bates-Russum at (copied: here)
Summer Internship Opportunities at CBG
Some Details:
•             Science First II 8th and 9th grade 
•             4 weeks
•             Transportation Provided
•             Paid Internship
•             Application Deadline April 19
Science First Application Link
College First 10th and 11th grade
•             7 weeks
•             Transportation Provided
•             Paid Internship
•             Opportunity to receive college credit 
•             Application Deadlines April 5
Chicago Botanic Garden Application
Genesys Works (CPS Internship Starts Summer 2019):
Deadline: March 8, 2019 (Closed, will reopen Spring, 2020)
  • Genesys Works is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of teens, just like you. If accepted into the program, you will have the opportunity to participate in:


    • An 8 week, summer training program to learn the skills that you will need to succeed in the corporate world.
    • A paid internship at a top company throughout your senior year.
    • One-on-one coaching and guidance with college applications, scholarships, and financial aid 

Career and Apprenticeship Information Websites
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a nationally-recognized source of career information. You can look up job outlooks, training, and education for careers, earning potential, and job descriptions.

Illinois JobLink:

Find and apply for different jobs in Illinois

Pipe Fitters Training Apprenticeship Program:

5 year paid program, starting at $20 per hour, fifth year at $45 per hour. Here is the link if you would like to know more about it

Plumbers Training Apprenticeship Program:

5 year paid program, starting at $19 per hour, fifth year at $45 per hour. Here is the link if you would like to know more about it

Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program:

5 year paid program on Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal/Well Driller, and Building and Construction Inspector. For more information visit this site

Roofing & Waterproofing Apprenticeship Program:

5 year paid program. Visit this site for more information

Construction & Craftworkers Apprenticeship Program:

2 to 3 years paid apprenticeship programs on bricklayer, marble finisher, plasterer, pointer cleaner caulker, terrazzo finisher, tile finisher, and tile layer. For more information visit this site

CDL Apprentice Construction Truck Driver Program:

4 year paid program. Visit this site for more information

Mechanics Apprenticeship Program:

2000 hours paid program. Visit this site for more information

Carpentry Apprenticeship Program:

Different apprenticeships on floor layer, carpenter, pile driver, millwright, residential carpenter, lather, interior systems carpenter, cabinetmaker, and millworker. For more information visit this website and

Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program:

4000 paid hours apprenticeship. Visit this website for more information

Electrician's Apprenticeship Program:

5 year, paid program. Starting at $20 per hour. Visit this website for more information or

Highway Construction Careers Training Program

HCCTP is an all-expense paid, comprehensive 10-week training program which gives students a foundation in various construction trades and industry terminology in a hands-on environment.
A primary source of occupational information.
A step-by-step career planning resource
Career information and reviews provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Career One Stop. Shows earnings and employment trends and has an online career resource library. A directory of job search resources.
A career search sponsored by the College Board.
College View career index.
A career planning guide with information about resume writing, interviewing, and career strategies.
Career exploration tools and resources.
Jobs, internship and career resource for students. On the left-hand side of the home page, under TOPICS, select TEEN – STUDENT JOB SEARCH.
Ultimate road trip to career success.
Make sure to check out Grade Level Google Classroom for Important announcements and opportunities 
If you are interested in taking college credit at a local city college outside of what is offered at JHCP, please see the attached dual enrollment packet. Reach out to Ms. Ayesh, the dual credit liaison to support you in the process.