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The Student News Site of University of Chicago Laboratory High School

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Midway will be taking a break over the summer
After reminiscing with fond memories, Class of 2024 graduates in Rockefeller Chapel

Applications open for SummerLink internships

Alex Diamond
Applications for Lab’s SummerLink internships are open with deadlines early in 2024.

Applications for Lab’s 2024 SummerLink programs are now open with deadlines early in the new year.

All programs provide paid internships, which pay at least Chicago minimum wage. 

The science link internships will start in mid-June and continue for seven weeks, allowing students to work with a range of professors, specializing in anything from biology to chemistry. Students will work in labs, help with experiments, write research papers, and experience the amount of time and work that goes into a job in the science field.

The computer science internships will start at the beginning of June and continue for a range of four to eight weeks, depending on the internship. Internship options include working at Jump Trading, an electronic stock trading company, at the University of Chicago’s Data Science Institute, or with a University of Chicago professor. Students will work with high school and college students from around the country in data analysis to do research and activities. An information session will be held in January. 

The business, social studies and humanities link internships will start in mid-June, each internship lasting on average six to seven weeks. Students will engage in a range of activities including office tasks and research work for professors and companies. Some students will work with financial information and others will write. Program co-chairs Susan Augustine and Christy Gerst will host an information session in the library classroom at lunch on Jan. 8.

Ms. Augustine believes all Summer Link internships provide experience for students curious about the flow of a workplace.

“I think that they give students the chance to see what it’s like to work outside of school and to see what a work environment is like,” Ms. Augustine said. “I think that in school there are a lot of very specific instructions given to kids to guide them through their classrooms, yet things are a little more free-form in the work world.”

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Skye Freeman
Skye Freeman, Audience Engagement Manager
Skye Freeman is a member of the Class of 2025 and is an audience engagement manager. She joined the journalism team during the 2022-23 school year when she was a sophomore. Her favorite piece she has written for the Midway is her story on the U-High drama teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrosini: “Love that Lasts: U-High theater teachers married for over 50 years flawlessly execute show after show.” Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing Badminton and is vice president of the Students with Disabilities Association and of the Junior States of America club.
Alex Diamond
Alex Diamond, Photographer
Alex Diamond is a photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2026. His favorite part of photojournalism is taking photos. Outside of photojournalism, Alex enjoys hanging out with friends and learning new things. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Honorable mention, feature photo

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