Summer Link applications open


Midway Staff

Sophomores and juniors can apply to have an internship this summer in private companies like Morningstar and Citadel and conduct research in labs at the University of Chicago.

Ethan Swinger, Assistant Editor

Applications for three Summer Link 2023 programs are now open for current sophomores and juniors.

The science program is open only for juniors and is due Feb. 3. The business, social sciences and humanities program is open to sophomores and juniors through Feb. 6. The computer science program will accept applications from both sophomores and juniors through Feb. 12. 

The internships will start in mid-June and last from 6 to 10 weeks for 30-40 hours per week, depending on the program. Interns will be paid at least Chicago minimum wage.

Roughly 25 spots are available in the business, social sciences and humanities program, where students will be paired with University of Chicago professors or institutions like the Logan Center for the Arts or private employees like Morningstar and Citadel. 

Students in the science program will ​​work in University of Chicago labs in a field of their interest for seven weeks. Those in the computer science program will undertake interdisciplinary data science research at UChicago.

An information session for students interested in the business, social science, and humanities program will be held Jan. 9, in the library classroom at lunch.

High school librarian Susan Augustine, who co-coordinates the business, social sciences and humanities program, believes it is a valuable experiential opportunity for students.

“I think the main thing is it just gives them an opportunity to learn new skills and to see what it’s like in a professional workplace to have a very different kind of learning,” Ms. Augustine said. “There’s a lot of expectations for the students and they’re really challenged to meet different kinds of expectations.”