2024 Emerge Summer Career and Leadership Program Application

Welcome to the Emerge 2024 Internship Application!

Thank you for your interest in the Emerge Summer Career and Leadership Program. The Emerge Program is a paid 8- or 10-week summer internship and personalized leadership development program for rising Sophomores and Juniors in College. As an Emerge Intern, you will work Monday through Thursday at our Career Partner site, and on Fridays participate in career and leadership training growth labs. Through partnerships, Emerge Interns are placed in various industries. Each Emerge Intern will receive a stipend for the summer and access to a career coach and leaders in their industry. Please note some internships might be virtual, in-person, or hybrid depending on the role.

You can learn more about the Emerge program here and/or to join us for an informational session, you can register here


  • December - January 2024: Application Review
  • February - March 2024: Emerge Scholar Interviews with Career Partners
  • June 3, 2024: Orientation Week (Program Begins)
  • June 10, 2023: First Day at Work
  • July 26, 2024: Emerge Celebration/Program Ends (Internship concludes for 8-week internship)

**Please note that these deadlines are subject to change due to the companies’ recruitment timeline. Therefore, the outlined recruitment deadlines might extend beyond the stated dates. Please reach out to the Emerge Team if you have any questions at emerge@chicagoscholars.org.

Resources to assist you on your application

Check out these resources for more information on how to write and strengthen your resume.

We look forward to reviewing your application. 

Applicant Information

Please note: You must be a current college First-Year or Sophomore to be eligible for this program. If you do not know your GPA please enter 0.00. 
Your resume should include specifics about college extra-curricular activities, leadership positions you held in high school and college, and your summer experiences during the last three year. Ideally, your resume should be 1 page long.  If you need help writing your resume, check this out: Resume 101 Webinar.

Upload a 1-page PDF resume (including your technical skills on your resume and relevant coursework section).

Please title your documents as follows: [Last Name] [First Name]. For example: "Pena, Sasha”

Which categories of work are you interested?  Please rank your preferences:

Which of the following best describes your technical and professional skills? Please select all that apply.

Timeline and Stipend
This program will last from June 3rd, 2024 to July 26, 2024. Emerge Scholars will be compensated in the amount of $5,600 at minimum for participation in the program and work performed at their employment site. This stipend will be taxed. * Please note dates may be subject to change due to the company’s preferred start and end date of internship. *

Essay 1 (500 Word Limit)

Essay 2 (250 Word Limit)