UIUC Grainger College of Engineering.

    ThinkChicago is proud to support the launch of Chicago City Scholars, a program of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. University of Illinois engineering graduates ​are fueling today’s top companies. Now, Chicago is ready to show them just how in-demand they really are and how they can lay the framework for their future careers in Chicago. As a City Scholar, each student works 20 hours each week as a paid intern at one of Chicago’s tech companies. The scholars will take courses toward graduation online and on location, and connect directly with executives, experts, and civic leaders who make the city thrive.


    This semester-long cohort experience also includes exclusive events, seminars, and programs with c-suite executives, company founders, and civic leaders.


    Participating company partners include:


    • Part-time, paid internship in Chicago
    • Open to UIUC Engineering students with junior and senior standing in CS, CE and EE only (at this time)
    • Exclusive events, seminars, and programs with C-suite executives, company founders, and civic leaders
    • Take classes with Engineering at Illinois faculty online and in-person