Classes led by distinguished Northwestern faculty provide students the opportunity to learn more about the issues they encounter at their internship sites.

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Eligibility

Engage Chicago welcomes applications from rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students from around the country.

Deadlines

Applications for Engage Chicago 2016 are considered on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Apply now.

Early Deadline: January 25, 2016
Regular Deadline: February 29, 2016
Final Deadline: April 4, 2016

Information Sessions

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the program. The next information session will be held on February 17 at 5pm in the Elder Residential Community, Room 32.

Additional info sessions are scheduled for February and March 2016. Click here for a complete listing.

Admission and Internship Matching

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within 10 business days of the respective deadline. Accepted students will then have 15 calendar days to make a $250 nonrefundable deposit to confirm their participation in the program. This deposit will be applied toward the student's tuition and housing costs.

Once accepted, students will work with Engage Chicago program staff to identify prospective internship placements based on students' interests and goals for the program. EC staff will arrange interviews with prospective sites and help facilitate matches between students and host organizations. This matching process will be ongoing in the months of March, April, and May. Engage Chicago 2016 begins on Friday, June 17.  

Concentrations

All participants focus on the broader social implications of certain key fields through weekly concentrations. For students seeking a more introductory exploration of topics across the city, the Direct Service concentration provides a broad survey of community issues. Students who wish to participate in this concentration should check the box in the application.

Alternatively, students may apply to one of three pre-professional concentrations. This summer, students can choose between Health & Medicine, Law & Advocacy, and Community Organizing. Students who would like to be considered to participate in one of these tracks should fill out the additional short answer question included in the application below. Students who choose to apply for one of these concentrations will be notified of their admission status to the track at the same time they are notified about their admission status for Engage Chicago.

For more information about Engage Chicago concentrations, click here.

Applications

Fill out the form below to apply for Engage Chicago 2016. To complete this application you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Basic personal information
  • Responses to two short answer questions (optional third question for students interested in a special concentration)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial academic transcript

If you prefer to complete a hard copy version of the application, please email engage@northwestern.edu or call 847-467-3047.

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