Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI)

Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) is a 501©(3) not-for-profit charitable organization (Illinois Corporation) which provides paid summer internships (accounting, business mgmt, banking/finance, IT, engineering, government, law, non profits), business and financial literacy education and scholarships to Chicago high school students. It is not simply a matter of giving a student a job, it’s an opportunity to positively influence a young life.

Website: Chicago Summer Business Institute

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of the City of Chicago
  • Currently be a sophmore or junior in high school*
  • Students aged 15 and under need a valid work permit by 6/1/16
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
    *Students must attend either a public, charter, parochial or private high school
  • Have a social security card
  • Annual household income must not exceed $60,000 a year
  • Parent/guardian must provide verification of income on application

Open to DREAMers: Unknown

Only CPS students may complete an application in Academic Works. Non-CPS Students can download a copy of the application via the link below.

Illinois Work Permit Instructions for Download:

Application for Download:

Contact Information: Yolanda Quintana,

Paid summer internship
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide the name and email address of your Parent/Guardian for them to verify that your household income does not exceed $60,000.
    • Name and Email Address
  2. Official Transcript Required
  3. Please provide two recommendations (from a non-family member)
    • Name and Email Address
    • Name and Email Address
  4. Please upload a copy of your current resume.
  5. If you are 15 or younger, do you have a valid work permit? Directions for obtaining a work permit here
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