Summer Internships

 As we get deeper into our college careers, more and more opportunities arise. For example, there are an extensive amount of internships available in Chicago. DePaul students always have great internship opportunities - since Chicago is home to so many incredible companies and organizations. It is likely that you will experience many different internships throughout your DePaul career.

This past Summer I had the opportunity to intern in the finance department of The American Board of Medical Specialties. A nonprofit located in River North which focuses on furthering the education of the doctors of their member boards. Their mission was a little bit complex to understand, but the organization is great. And the people I worked with taught me so much.

I was lucky to have found this position through Handshake around springtime. Even though I didn’t know this organization before applying, the description, and it being a nonprofit, made me really excited.  It seemed like a good experience to have with accounting.

There are a lot of great perks to interning in the summer. I had the opportunity to learn and help out different departments of the organization; I  was treated like an employee, where I got to sit in on very important meetings and give my input; I was also able to join in their Summer outings and socials in the office.

I worked with very intelligent people in an all-women finance department, which I found very inspiring. They taught me so much I can use in any future career down the line in regards to finance-related knowledge, work tips and even just life tips.  I’m glad I’m in a city full of such great organizations and companies and can’t wait to see what other experiences I will have.