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NEW! Enrichment/College Access Programs 2021-22
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Summer Programs

In-State Opportunities

UChicago Summer Pre-College Programs
Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer with the University of Chicago. Within a supportive community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classes taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In their classes, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into the subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.
This summer, take advantage of the rich educational resources offered by this University of Chicago residential program and transform your passion into your expertise.
Furthering the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, discovering how to preserve blood, laying the mathematical foundations for the theory of genetic evolution—the University of Chicago is a leader in these and in many other areas of research. This summer, learn the techniques used in cutting-edge biological research and work in person at lab facilities at a premier research university.
Join the Field Museum’s Distinguished Service Curator, Lance Grande, for a four-week intensive practicum in paleontology in Chicago and Wyoming.
Join us online this summer to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, and broaden your powers of perception while earning college credit for undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.
Learn an entire year of a language online this summer!
This summer, take an undergraduate-level course with high school students from all over the world, from wherever you are!
UChicago enrichment programs offer pre-college students the opportunity to explore different areas of study and learn about different disciplines, especially those that make UChicago a distinct destination for higher education.
MAPSCorps Data Scientist & Field Researcher/Mapper (High School/Early College) 
Start Date: June 29, 2022 – August 12, 2022  
MAPSCorps is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based on the south side of Chicago. Born from the South Side Health and Vitality Studies at the University of Chicago, MAPSCorps uses an approach called asset-based community-engaged research to ensure that our science serves community priorities and needs. MAPSCorps makes up a self-sustaining collective social impact model that utilizes technology, cross-sector collaboration, and youth engagement to generate visibility for all the vital assets of a community.
Role Description: 
The MAPSCorps Data Scientist & Field Researcher/Mapper is a data scientist, community strategist, and motivated high school or early college student who is devoted to the STEM field and closing the information gap in Chicago. The Data Scientist & Field Researcher/Mapper is committed to learning how to produce high-quality data about community assets that everyone can use to improve the human condition through data analysis, research methods, resource advocacy, and professional development. The Data Scientist & Field Researcher/Mapper should be personally committed to educational attainment, personal and professional development, and social justice.  
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Conduct community surveys capturing data of all public-facing businesses and organizations
  • Apply research methodologies, data science tools and mobile technology to organize and visualize data and formulate social science research questions
  • Produce final video presentation of research findings  
  • Collaborate with other Field Researchers/Mappers to design, implement, and present a research project
  • Maintain a commitment to academic integrity and educational excellence 
  • City of Chicago resident
  • High school or early college student
  • Goal-oriented, analytical thinking and decision making
  • Exceptional time management, attention to detail, decision-making, and other organizational skills 
  • Comfortable learning and working with technology 
  • Willingness to further develop verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to proactively solve challenges and work in collaborative groups 
  • Passion for public health; social justice and or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) 
  • Experience successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Responsible, reliable, and trustworthy 
  • Experience working, living and/or volunteering in communities on the south or west sides of Chicago is a plus 
  • Prior involvement with MAPSCorps is a plus 
Compensation: Varies by age and youth employment agency (After School Matter (stipend) or One Summer Chicago, $16/hour) 
Lurie Children's Hospital - Paid Summer Internship
Join the Lurie Children's team and discover the unlimited possibilities in healthcare! Participating in Discovering Healthcare Careers (DHC) provides leadership development, real-world healthcare industry exposure, training workshops, networking opportunities and potential for future employment.   
Program Overview:
  • 6-week summer internship at Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Morning shadowing sessions with medical professionals
  • Afternoon workforce development sessions and lecture series on a variety of healthcare professions 
  • Lunch, clinical workshops, and uniform provided, all at no cost   
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be Black/African American or Latinx/Hispanic
  • Must be 17 years of age by program start date
  • Must attend a partner high school
  • Must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a U.S. citizen or DACA recipient
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in the medical field
  • Must commit to participating in DHC for six full weeks
  • NOTE: exceptions will not be allowed   
For more information, contact us at [email protected]

Summer Youth Apprenticeship Opportunity 

We teach esports, game design, and entrepreneurship to students ages 13-18. The program is three weeks long, completely free for all students, and starts June 13. Here's a link to a short presentation.

Out-of-State Opportunities

Job Postings
Deadline: June 10th
One Summer Chicago
Apply for a summer job or internship! One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. Most programs will begin on July 5, 2022 and end on August 12, 2022. These dates may be subject to change depending on the partner organization.
Applicants will be notified in May or June if they have been invited for an interview. All eligible applicants who are not offered an initial interview will be placed on a waitlist.
For more information: 
Email: [email protected]
Location: 5140 N. California Ave, Chicago IL 60625
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Hours: The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm. Staff is staggered in 8-hour shifts to support business operations.
Required Travel: Yes, to and between other Medical Group offices will be required
Salary: starting at $17/hr.
What you will need:
  • Education: High School diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
  • Certification: CPR (American Heart Association - Health Care Provider BLS)
  • NO experience is required!
What you will do:
  • Greet patients and escort them to the exam room
  • Document vital signs, allergies, medications, and reason for an office visit.
  • Provide front office support as needed
  • Perform basic vitals like BP, height, and weight
  • Phlebotomy and injections may be required.
Location: 5140 N. California Ave, Chicago IL 60625
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time (40 hours per week)
What you will need:
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Certification:  Certified Nursing Assistant Certification required
  • Experience: One year of prior PCT or CNA experience preferred
  • Ability to interact effectively with others
  • Ability to effectively handle stress
  • Ability to handle confidentiality appropriately
  • Must communicate effectively (both written and verbally), be organized and self-directed 
What you will do:
Work under the supervision of an RN to deliver patient care
  • Assist with Vital Signs (includes manual blood pressure), 12
  • Lead EKG, Bladder Ultrasound,
  • Foley catheter and IV adapter removal, sterile specimen collection, bathing, beds, ambulating, turning, hourly rounding, blood glucose, feeding, admitting patients to a room, preparing patients for discharge, and any other duties delegated by the Registered Nurse
  • Assist with the implementation of a patient-specific care plan
  • Participate in other activities which are essential to the functioning of the patient care unit
  • Positively contributing to safety outcomes and promoting a high-quality patient experience
STAFF SUPPORT TECH - Inpatient/Outpatient
This role to assist in providing staff support in an Inpatient and/or Outpatient environment.  Inpatient:  This role may provide basic care for patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse on our inpatient units and facilitate communication between the patient, their family, and the patient’s care team via video conference applications or phone.  Outpatient: This role may help answer phones, schedule appointments, and gather general information to register patients. 
Essential Functions
***Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital and demonstrates a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the Hospital
Inpatient Duties:
  • Responds to the immediate needs of the patient by answering patient call lights promptly and courteously.
  • As directed, by RN, makes hourly or more frequent rounds on patients for safety, comfort, and meeting patients' needs/requests
  • Positions, lifts, transfers, and ambulates patients as directed by the RN; use of Safe Patient Handling equipment
  • Assist with setting up meals for patients and ordering meals
  • Keeps patient rooms tidy, refreshes patient’s linen as need, removes unnecessary equipment and linen
  • Assists patient with simple hygiene/comfort measures such as washing hands/face and oral care
  • As directed by the RN, transports patient to other departments or during discharge
  • Handles infectious waste and linen according to established hospital procedure
  • Adheres to proper infection control standards and hand washing techniques to avoid cross contamination
  • Cleans and disinfects unit specific equipment                  
  • Answers phones and/or cover/assist Unit Assistant e as needed during the shift
  • Acts as a "Runner" to other departments, when needed to obtain necessary items for patient care 
Outpatient Duties:
  • Receives and answers incoming calls related to general questions
  • Rooms patients, weighs patient, helps patient change clothing when necessary 
  • Schedules appointments
  • Transports patient when necessary
  • Acts as a ‘Runner’ to other departments
  • Stocks supplies in rooms
  • Screens patients making sure that they are at the right location 
  • Wear an N95 mask / PAPR and other PPE
  • Walking, bending, stooping, long periods of stationary standing, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Must be able to assist with the occasional heavy lifting of 100+ pounds.
We're currently preparing for our summer youth career exploration program, Youth Outdoor Ambassadors, and wanted to share our current job posting. This is a position for any students who may be interested in a paid opportunity to explore conservation, environmental stewardship, and community engagement with the Preserves this summer!
Eligible interns are: 
  • Between the ages of 16 and 24 (as of June 17th)
  • Cook County residents
  • Eager to learn more about our natural world!
The YOA program will run from the last week of June to the end of August and interns will earn $13.53 per hour. 
All applications must be submitted via the Preserves' online job portal no later than March 31st, 2022. The job posting can also be found by navigating to the Jobs section of our website.
Production Worker - Artist
Be a part of an energetic, dynamic, high-profile manufacturer of artisanal wallcoverings. A family-owned and operated company since 1969, Maya Romanoff is one of the most highly regarded companies in the luxury interior design industry.
Clients include Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Walt Disney, Four Seasons, Wynn Resorts, Peninsula, and ultra-high-end residential and yacht designers across the globe. For almost 50 years, our artisans have incorporated glass beads, gold leaf, painting, seashells, wood veneers, and stitching into collections made in our Skokie, Illinois studio. Use your hands to create beautiful materials. Whether produced on-site or abroad, hand-made or a Type II 54” vinyl, every product is put through Maya Romanoff’s rigorous standard for quality, beauty and innovation, with a guiding mantra: “Make every wall beautiful.”
The company is seeking creative types who are self-motivated, passionate, dependable, and open to learn new artistic skills. Degree not required; we are more interested in your natural artistic ability. This is your opportunity to expand on your own creative journey. We can train you! One day you can become a master maker on a team with an average employee tenure of 10+ years. Maya Romanoff Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
• Ability to communicate with others effectively
• Proactive, creative, detail-oriented team player
• Capacity to work independently as well as part of a fast-paced team
• Attention to detail
• Ability to measure
• Background in painting a plus
• Must read and write English
Send resume and cover letter to Eugene Dizon, [email protected]
Our company is called Vector Marketing and we are a DECA National Partner. We have worked with many Mather students in the past, and we also have scholarships and internships available.
Since Covid, we have updated our student work program to have a work-from-home option where students can choose to work on the computer, with a starting $22 base pay. The position allows them to get good business experience while developing communication skills in a professional setting.
Deadline: Varies
LKsoccer serves families through the delivery of one of the best child development programs in the nation. We are one of over 100 franchises in the nation, bringing children ages 18 months - 10 years old on the journey of child development. We are able to do this through the tool of soccer. While soccer is the vehicle, child development is the goal, as our unique curriculum of games seeks to address the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child that participates in our program.
The biggest part of our company are the Child Development Coaches that serve the children on the field. We are always seeking to find coaches, young and old, that have a heart for children. Coaches that have energy, excitement and yearning to enjoy life to the fullest.
As any parent would share with you, they are always looking for role models to influence their children in a positive way. We at LKSoccer are looking for partners to help us find potential coaches, who are looking to make a positive difference in the lives of children.
The application is linked below!
Red Lobster
We're looking for students to fill busser, host, and take out positions!
Please reach out to Ilir Osmani, the general manager, via email at [email protected].
Deadline: Varies
We're hiring for our Lincolnwood location!
Open positions include phone staff, kitchen member, delivery drivers, servers, and bussers. Benefits include:
  • free employee meal during shift
  • flexible scheduling and growth opportunities
  • family culture and fun work environment
APPLY ONLINE TODAY at the link below!