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Work Study and Internships

The Summer Work Study and Internship Program (SWSIP) at Saint Viator offers a great opportunity to expand your knowledge, gain valuable real-world professional experience, and expand your resume. All of the funds earned during your internship will go toward your tuition at Saint Viator.

What to Expect as a Student Intern

You will meet with the director of the SWSIP to get an overview of the program, and share some of your career interests. You will have the opportunity to work at one of our partner organizations based on your location and your goals. Once you’re accepted into the program, you’ll interview with the hiring manager of your internship site and they will discuss the job expectations, including the company’s dress code and your work hours.

The internship will include 240 total work-study hours over the course of a 6-week period. (You’ll work 8 hour days, 5 days a week, completing assigned duties.) Positions vary and past participants have worked in the medical, financial and legal fields as well as technology, performing arts, non-profit, marketing, and many more types of organizations.

Eligibility/Requirements

This program is designed for students who have a demonstrated financial need. Because of the professional level of the internship program and our partners, we are seeking students who have a high level of maturity and a history of exceptional academic performance and attendance. There are a limited number of positions available, and priority is given to rising sophomores currently enrolled at Saint Viator.

Compensation

Students may earn up to $3,000 tax-free toward tuition for the upcoming academic year. After you complete the summer program, tuition reimbursement will be credited to your student account in the fall.

Program Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of a specific profession
  • Learn what it’s like to work with others and reach goals
  • Further your time management and organizational skills
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Begin networking for your career
  • Gain abilities and skills and become a valued employee
  • Find out what interests you
  • Spend time doing something fun and rewarding

Timeline

March 1, 2020
Deadline to apply for the summer work-study internship

March 2020
Individual interviews

Summer 2020
6-week internship (consecutive)

Fall 2020
Compensation is credited to your tuition account

Become a Partner Organization

If you are a business that would benefit from having a Saint Viator intern, please let us know. We are always looking for new partner organizations. Not only will you have extra support to complete a variety of tasks, but you’ll be helping prepare the next generation of young professionals in your community.

In addition, we also encourage financial sponsorship of student internships.

Summer Work Study and Internship Program Staff

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Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.