The Internship

LCIF offers 10 paid internships in communications to minority students during the summer following their freshman, sophomore and/or junior year of college. The LCIF internships are full-time and run from the first week of June to August with starting and end dates depending on school opening dates. Interns are placed in prominent advertising, marketing, sales, public relations, media and other industry-related businesses in Chicago, Detroit, New York and Washington, DC . Housing and transportation in these cities are the responsibilities of the interns.

LCIF intern criteria:

  • full-time minority undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • current freshman, sophomore or junior when they apply
  • major or minor in communications, marketing, advertising or public relations
  • proactive and involvement in their community and extra-curricular activities
  • highly motivated, quick learner and enthusiastic
  • student has demonstrated a high degree of professional promise

LCIF interns receive:

  • foundation orientation for LCIF corporate internships
  • paid 8-10 week summer internships in advertising, marketing, sales, public relations, media or other communications related businesses in New York , Chicago , Detroit or Washington , DC . Interns are responsible for housing and transportation.
  • a summer internship stipend of $4000.00
  • career building, hands-on training and experiences that nurture their talents
  • mentoring from seasoned communications professionals
  • access to communications industry leaders

LCIF intern applications are available only online at the Foundation's website. We begin accepting applications on November 1st. The deadline to apply is March 31st. The Board's Intern Selection Committee will review applications and select 10 LCIF interns. Only candidates considered for LCIF internships will be contacted by the Foundation for telephone interviews.

The 10 students selected as this summer's LCIF interns will be announced by April 20th.