Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI)

Organization & Internship Overview:
Founded in 1991 to provide paid summer internships for Chicago high school students and to introduce them to the financial services sector, the Chicago Summer Business Institute’s goals have always remained the same: to give participants an incentive to continue their education while preparing them for the business world.

CSBI combines on-the-job experience with classroom education. To achieve a well-rounded curriculum, the work-week is divided into two parts: four days are spent at work sites, where a supervisor guides and provides students with general office work and meaningful projects. One afternoon a week, students participate in specially-created seminars. These seminars are designed to help students combine what they learn in the classroom with on-the-job knowledge.

Website: Chicago Summer Business Institute
Application: Create an Account & Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a resident of the City of Chicago;
  • Student must currently be a Sophomore or Junior (2019-2020 school year);
  • Minimum weighted GPA of 2.75 or B average equivalent;
  • Student must attend either a public/charter, parochial or private high school;
  • Student must have a valid social security card; and
  • Preference is given to applicants whose annual household income does not exceed $80,000 a year

Required Documents:

  1. Complete an Online Application and upload all required forms
  2. Complete the CSBI Income Verification Form
  3. Provide Updated Resume (REQUIRED);
  4. Provide Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a high school teacher, counselor or school official);
  5. Provide Official High School Transcript, and
  6. Upload a 500-word Essay on the online application system (Word document or pdf file accepted)

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
Questions? Please email*

Paid Summer Internship