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Off Campus Internship Programs
Four of Hope’s off campus domestic programs offer students the opportunity to earn internship credit. Through a structured and supportive environment these experiences challenge students to integrate their personal, academic, and professional lives in new and exciting ways.
If you have questions about which program is right for you or how to go about earning academic credit for an off campus internship contact Sarah McCoy in the Office of Career Services.
For a complete list of domestic programs offered at Hope visit the International Education office.
The Chicago Semester draws students from Hope College and nine other Christian colleges in the Midwest. The program offers students a distinct opportunity to live, learn and work in America’s third largest city, while studying issues of urban life on a fully accredited program. The staff of the Chicago Semester combines advanced academic training and professional experience with years of living and working in the city. They provide support and guidance as students explore the possibilities and issues within an urban working world. Up to 16 hours of academic credit can be earned through the program, which includes a four day/week supervised internship and two seminars. The seminars currently offered complete the senior seminar, urban sociology, the 4-credit fine arts requirement and a second religion requirement as needed. Students representing nearly all college majors choose internships that fit their vocational or career goals. They select an internship from several options developed by the staff, interviewing at each before making a decision. Areas for internships include, but are not limited to, graphic design, theater, accounting, finance, business, human resources, advertising, public relations, marketing, event planning, health sciences, communications, social work, social services, student teaching, law, sports management and media.
In October 2002, the Chicago Semester received the Program of the Year award from the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).