Internships

Greenwood believes that the best part of an internship is that it teaches a young person about a specific industry and company. Investing in internships help students succeed in their first job and sets them up for long-term career success, extending the value of their college degree.

The internship program is an intensive ten-week program culminating with a shark tank style pitch competition and a funded brokerage account. Greenwood Scholars also participate in lunch and learn sessions with various employers in Chicago; visit NYC for an annual Wall Street Tour, and participate in other industry-relevant events.

Greenwood’s Summer Internship Program combines three weeks of academic instruction followed by seven weeks of real-world experience at a leading financial firm. It is intensive, immersive and an incredible opportunity to explore a career in finance and investment as part of a supportive community.

Applicants must be in attendance for the entire length of the program in order to be considered.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • The internship program runs May through August.
  • Training workshops educate Scholars on all facets of the professional world from how to dress and speak to building a professional resume.
  • Continuing education helps Scholars attain domain knowledge in the finance industry.
  • Corporate partners, with Greenwood’s guidance, develop detailed work programs for the Scholar to maximize the effectiveness of their time with the partner.
  • Scholars shadow specific employees and develop a mentor-mentee relationship that has, thus far, lasted well beyond the internship.
  • Scholars make a final presentation to Greenwood staff demonstrating what they’ve learned in their internship.

2020 Internship Timeline

  • November: Application open
  • December 1, 2020: Deadline
  • May - June: Internship training program in progress
  • July to Aug: Internships in progress

To place interns at your company or for more information about sponsorship, contact us at info@greenwoodproject.org

2017
120 Students and 8 Firms
2018
225 Students and 24 Firms
2019
300 Students and 35 Firms