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The Emerge Scholars program is a paid 8-week summer internship and personalized leadership development program that empowers and equips emerging leaders from under-resourced communities to change the leadership landscape of their respective industries and communities.
Why you should Apply!
Chicago Scholars has a pipeline of talented & prepared youth
Our Applicants take part in an intense vetting process and we invite our Career Partners to take part in the selection process (if desired)
We harness the power of training, coaching, and feedback
We provide regular assessment of the Scholars
We provide a Career Partner guide to ensure a good summer experience
Our Friday Growth Labs (at other locations) provide ongoing skill and career development
Ways to Partner
Host Two Scholars
An investment of $10K covers the cost for two students. We hope that each career site will host a minimum of two at their company.
Sponsor a Scholar
If you are unable to host a Scholar, you can also participate by underwriting the cost of a Scholar’s summer development.
Host a Growth Lab
Growth Lab hosts provide Emerge Scholars with the opportunity to hear from a senior leader from the company or organization, a facility tour, conference room space, and meals for 20 Scholars.
Jan 2nd – Application Opens
Jan 16th – Emerge Career Partner Breakfast
March 1st – Application Closes
April 1 -19th – Scholar Interviews
May 2019 - Scholar Matching
June 10th - Orientation Week (Program Begins)
June 14th - Career Partner Mixer
June 17th – 1st Day at Work
August 2nd – Emerge Celebration (Program Ends)
Want to learn more?
Register for an informational on Wednesday, January 16th from 8 am-9:15 am, to learn more about this amazing opportunity.
Apply to host an Emerge Scholar
For more information about the Summer Career and Leadership Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org