Students are in the College of ACES to earn a degree, but we hope they will gain more than that. The experiences to be gained here enrich and expand what is learned in the classroom and allow students to apply what they learn to real-work situations and problems.
An internship is the perfect opportunity to sample career choices. It is the chance to answer these questions:
The University of Illinois has more international students than any other public university, and many of those students want to share their customs and beliefs. Take an opportunity to learn about a new culture.
Illinois has more than 1,000 student-run clubs and organizations. Yes, they are extra-curricular, but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer great experiences. These clubs are housed in ACES, and these clubs are registered on-campus.
Sometimes a course is not a course. In the case of Service Learning courses, students enroll in a course, but instead of going to a lecture or discussion, they take part in a real-life project. In addition, some courses offer credit for service learning opportunities. Search the Class Schedule for current listings in ACES.
There will be fewer opportunities after college and while working to travel abroad, especially for an extended period. More than 30% of undergraduates in ACES study abroad. Become one of them!
Washington, DC, has a wealth of internship opportunities that Illinois students can take advantage of through the Illinois in Washington (IIW) program. Illinois in Washington students have interned for nonprofits, congressional offices, government agencies, think tanks and more. IIW will help you find an internship!
Illinois is one of the top R1 Research Institutions in the world. Discoveries are made here every day, and opportunities for undergraduates to participate are plentiful. Try it. You might like it!-->
You aren’t paid in dollars, but the experiences and services you give to others as a volunteer are priceless. There are many opportunities to enrich the community available through the campus Office of Volunteer Programs.