Internship Program

Internship Program

Make your work hours count! Discover the Internship Program at Oakton.

Student Testimonial

“Through Oakton’s supportive approach, I have felt grounded while reaching for new levels of life experience. The Internship Program unites education with application, making it immediately relevant to life.”

—Carolyn Schwartz, student intern at S.O.U.L. Creations, Inc., Evanston, IL


Student Benefits

  • Build your professional résumé or portfolio.
  • Transfer classroom learning to “real world” experience.
  • Fulfill learning goals.
  • Earn a competitive wage working in your field of study (typical positions paying over $12/hour).

Who is eligible?

  • Students enrolled full or part time in credit or noncredit courses at Oakton.
  • Students who have completed credit hours in their major field of study.
  • Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Students able to commit 5–20 hours per week for 10–16 weeks (actual time determined by employer).

What kinds of internships are available?

  • Internships are available in almost every major, especially accounting, graphic design, marketing/sales, IT, and manufacturing.
  • Please note: We do not place students in direct patient care positions (nursing, substance abuse counseling, etc.); see your department chair for more information on the practicums/clinicals required in your major.
  • For a listing of current internships, see Oakton's listing of current internship opportunities (PDF) (314 KB).

For more information regarding the Internship Program, please contact Shannon McKenzie, Internship Specialist at or 847.376.7165.