Internships

As a student in one of our business & public policy programs, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to participate in one or more professional internship experiences. The internship is an opportunity to apply the theories and knowledge that you learn in the classroom to a real-world setting. And, for many of our students, the professional internship turns into a full-time career after graduation.

Our partners with businesses in the Fox Valley and major corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies in the Chicagoland area and beyond will give you a wide variety of choices as you pursue your internship. Recent business and public policy students have worked with well-respected organizations, such as:

95.9 The River Kane County Cougars
ABC 7 Kane County Health Department
Advocate Healthcare Liberty Mutual 
Aflac Lighthouse Financial
Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) Mass Mutual
Alpha Media Merrill Lynch
Ameriprise Financial MidAmerica Asset Management
Bernardi Securities Morgan Stanley
Black Line Consulting Mueller LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL Naperville YMCA
BMO Harris National Bank and Trust
Caterpillar NIKE
CENTA Power Transmission Corp. Northwestern Mutual
Chase Patrick Jaguar
Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy PNC Bank
Chicago Fire PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Chik-Fil-A Corp. Prudential Insurance Company
Clear Channel Communications Quad County Urban League
ComEd ROI Business Services
Connector Concepts Inc. Scottrade
CTH Technologies Sears Holding Corp.
Dr. Phil Show Sikich LLP
Dreyer Medical Clinic St. Francis Medical Center
East Aurora School District 131 Timpai Capital
Fastenal Company Travelers
Fox Valley United Way US Department of Education Office of Science
Grant Thornton Valley Industrial Association
Harbour International Walt Disney World Resort
Hollywood Casino Walgreens
Hoopis Group Waste Management Corp.
Horizons Consulting West Suburban Bank
Hub Group Windy City Promotors
Jones, Sager & Co LLC Wintrust Financial Corporation
JX Enterprieses Y Sports Complex

*Additional recent internship sites are provided on select program internship pages.

In addition to these preceding internships, AU's partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance gives AU students access to a specialized set of internship search tools only available to NLA partners.

When you are ready to pursue your internship, your advisor in the Crouse Center for Student Success will help you find a good match. Visit the Crouse Center for more information.