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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. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to submit up to two letters of recommendation to be considered for the program. 

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

Partner Companies

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  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is an international sales and marketing company that provides insurance, risk management and consulting services. Gallagher is made up of specialties and practices that deliver outstanding solutions in a range of services for businesses, communities and people. This company’s mission is to provide cost-effective risk management products and services while continuing to strive for the highest excellence.
  • Bethesda Rehab and Senior Care

    Bethesda Rehab and Senior Care houses senior residents, helping individuals live an independent and full life. Bethesda Rehab and Senior Care is an Equal Housing Opportunity facility. Bethesda’s mission is to provide a place of comfort and security for older adults in the spirit of Christian faith. 
  • Catholic Charities Northwest

    Catholic Charities Northwest fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. Catholic Charities includes: helping children and families, strengthening communities, providing housing services, and providing help for seniors. Just as Christ reached out to people in need, Catholic Charities does the same with the goal of transforming lives for the better.
  • Guidant Wealth Advisors

    Guidant Wealth Advisors provides financial and retirement planning, portfolio development, survivorship program, tax strategies, risk management, and estate planning. Guidant Wealth Advisors operates according to a code of ethics and is guided by a set of principles during all market conditions to remain honorable and trustworthy. Their mission is to deliver customized services that address the customers financial needs.
  • J&E Duff, Inc.

    J&E Duff, Inc. provides quality masonry construction. They are committed to excellence in masonry construction and providing the greatest customer satisfaction.
  • Journeys the Road Home

    Journeys the Road Home provides shelter, services, and housing to those who are homeless or​ at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County. The agency consists of the PADS Shelter Program, the HOPE Center Supportive Services Program, and the Pathways Housing Readiness Program—all focused on assisting those in need. The mission of JOURNEYS is to individually assess and serve clients, while broadening community awareness and involvement. 
     
  • Kelleher & Buckley, LLC

    Kelleher & Buckley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to individual and business clients in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC is a full service law firm concentrating on wills, trusts, probate, estates, real estate, business organization planning, and litigation. They provide clients with cost-effective legal services targeted to their specific legal requirements.
     
  • Metropolis Performing Arts

    Metropolis Performing Arts is a non-profit community theater in downtown Arlington Heights. The Metropolis School of Performing Arts enriches the lives of thousands of students ranging from 3 years to 70 years old. The school curates an arts curriculum for students of all ages including those with special and different needs. They host hundreds of produced and presented performances each year including a Main Stage subscription series as well as concerts, comedy, and cabarets.
  • Midwest Glaucoma Center, PC

    Midwest Glaucoma Center, PC has a mission to save the sight of people with eye disease. They focus on providing the highest quality care, founded on groundbreaking scientific research and the best medical techniques.
  • MK Industries

    MK Industries provides a wide range of quality HVAC solutions and mechanical systems while serving commercial, institutional, and industrial markets within the Chicagoland area. They offer cost-effective construction services and projects with engineering that utilizes 3D capabilities.
     
  • Northwest Community Healthcare

    Northwest Community Healthcare offers nationally recognized physicians, advanced technology, and inpatient and outpatient services for a full range of medical specialties. The NCH mission is to improve the health of the communities they serve and to meet individuals’ healthcare needs.
     
  • Norwood Life Society

    Norwood Life Society is a non-profit senior living community located in Chicago’s Norwood Park neighborhood. They specialize in assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab, respite stays, and memory support. 
     
  • Rose Packing Company

    Rose Packing Company has been producing the highest quality products for both domestic and international markets. Their products consist of the finest, value-added pork, turkey, chicken, and beef products in the marketplace.
  • Salute, Inc.

    Salute, Inc. delivers short-term financial assistance to bridge the temporary income gaps and meet the basic needs of post-9/11 veterans. Salute works individually with each applicant to determine how they might offer assistance. The most common requests are for help with housing, car, grocery, and utility bills.
  • Toms King

    Toms King owns and operates over 130 BURGER KING® restaurants across Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with more than 4,000 team members. They have grown to become one of the top 10 largest BURGER KING® franchisees.
  • TransTech

    TransTech IT Staffing is a staffing firm that is an agile and invaluable recruiting partner to their consultants and clients working with all strategic procurement models. Their comprehensive recruiting practices ensure the right fit for a variety of short-term and long-term positions.
  • UHY-Advisors

    UHY Advisors is one of the top professional services firms in the U.S., and UHY International is one of the largest accounting networks in the world. They provide audit and attest services through UHY LLP, a licensed independent CPA firm. UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide tax and business consulting services.
  • Wurth Baer Supply Company

    Würth Baer Supply Company is one of the nation's leading specialty wholesale distributors to the woodworking industry, offering an extensive inventory of decorative and functional hardware and fittings, tools, shop supplies, surfacing materials, and board and panel products. Their mission is continued commitment to excellence in all aspects of their service to customers – before, during, and after the sale.

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.