Architecture & Engineering
Chicago is home to some of the country’s most beautiful and creative architecture and design. If you are an architecture or engineering student looking to add an urban experience to your resume, Chicago Semester offers an exciting opportunity. You will have access to colleagues, mentors and professors who will help you expand your perspectives, support you in your desire to perfect your craft and deepen your understanding for the landscape and design of Chicago.
“Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation.” —Chicago Architecture Center
Department of Buildings, City of Chicago
The Department of Buildings enhances safety and quality of life for Chicago residents and visitors through permitting, inspections, trade licensing and enforcement of the Chicago Building Code. Students interning here will gain experience in permitting and construction inspections within Chicago.
Internship Placement Process
- Submit your program application, references, resume, transcript and essay responses to Chicago Semester.
- We review your materials, work with you collaboratively to create a polished resume ready for professional review and send these to potential internship sites.
- You interview with potential internship sites and prioritize which opportunity is the best fit for you.
- You will be officially accepted into the Summer Program when you receive an internship offer.
Professional Seminars and Courses
Professional Seminar (Interdisciplinary) - Fall, Spring and Summer
Digital Communication & Social Entrepreneurship - Summer only
Diversity and Inequality: Engaging Chicago Cross Culturally - Fall, Spring and Summer
Urban Planning, Development and the Sustainable City - Spring and Summer
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