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10 Summer Internships for Freshmen

Internships are career catalysts. More and more employers today look for internship experience on resumes they review. The sooner you can start gaining valuable internship experience, the better.

1. Claims Intern | AXA XL
The Claims Property Intern will report to the Claims Manager and will support the Property, Energy, Construction Claims Team. The Claims Internship will help you gain insight into the property and casualty insurance industry. You will be exposed to and help with numerous coverages, analytic, and business relationship issues as you work alongside the Property Business claims handlers, Practice Leader and the Claim Manager.

2. Human Resources Intern | Marian Catholic High School
Marian Catholic High School seeks current college student to fill the role of Human Resource Intern. As a Human Resource Intern, you will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Business Manager to gain a better understanding as to the role that Human Resources operations play in a not-for-profit organization.

3. Food & Beverage Operations Intern | The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
The Food & Beverage Operations Intern will participate in a summer rotational program encompassing hotel operations, specifically Restaurant, Bar, In-Room Dining, Banquets and Stewarding. Interns will gain first-hand experience into a chosen operational area of the hotel and earn valuable career-related knowledge for professional growth. Interns will receive training and mentorship from our team of professional managers. Interns will have opportunities for cross-operational exposures to gain a broad understanding of how hotel departments interact and support each other.

4. Summer Program Event Intern | Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly
As the Summer Program Events Intern, you will be responsible for planning and preparing for parties for residents, researching entertainers and disseminating information regarding vacations and medical forms.

5. Summer Intern | Galileo Learning
Galileo would not run without its summer interns! As an intern you would be tasked with developing educational programming for children, while also being sure to keep in constant contact with managers and co-counselors.

6. Restoration Summer Internship 2020 | Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
HLR is looking for energetic individuals with an ecology background to work in our Environmental Department for the summer season of 2020. Work includes learning native plant identification, herbicide application, and mechanical control of wetlands, prairies, lakes. Interns must be able to work at least 3 months (May-August), start and end dates are flexible with university schedules. Position would be based out of the Elgin, Illinois office.

7. Summer Education Intern | International Museum of Surgical Science
The Education Interns at the International Museum of Surgical Science will work closely with Museum staff to assist with education programming and digital outreach. Duties will include but are not limited to developing and facilitating education programs such as guided tours and drop-in interactive experiences and researching the Museum’s collections to write social media and blog posts. The Intern will be expected to publicly report on progress via the Museum blog.

8. Public Relations Summer Internship | Lyric Opera of Chicago
Every year, Lyric Opera hosts a number of interns to enrich the opera house with new ideas and get the experience they are pursuing in their profession. Throughout the internship period, interns will get the chance to meet other fellow interns with their supervisors to learn more about the Opera house, what goes behind the scenes, and how departments work collaboratively to provide a cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation.

9. Summer 2020 Photography Intern | JCC Chicago
JCC Chicago’s Marketing and Communications team seeks a motivated photography student to help support key agency initiatives. The Photography Intern will work closely with the Marketing and Communications (M&C) team to support a variety of marketing and public relations initiatives with specific attention to the photography needs of the department.

10. GIS Summer Intern | County of McHenry
Summer interns will assist planning staff with the analysis of public transit ridership data, attribute data entry for new highway improvement projects, update existing GIS data and migration of historic data and also assist other DOT staff in daily tasks as assigned.

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