Internships helps students in the Higher Education Administration and Policy Program gain valuable professional experience. Students new to higher education administration can try out different areas of higher education and enhance employment credentials. Our Chicago-area location allows us to offer high-quality internships at a wide variety of institutions and organizations. The MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program offers exceptional placement assistance for all types of internships to match students to internships that meet both their academic and financial needs.

Internship Areas of Specialization

  • Change management
  • New student orientation
  • Athletics administration
  • Alumni relations and development
  • Admissions
  • Community college administration
  • Strategic management
  • Fraternity and sorority life
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Multicultural student affairs
  • International education
  • Student conduct/Judicial affairs
  • Academic advising
  • Disability services
  • Career counseling
  • Student activities
  • Study abroad
  • Teaching and learning centers
  • Financial aid
  • LGBT resources
  • National policy
  • Residential life

Sample Internship Sites

A wide variety of internships are available to match the interests of all students.

Chicago Area

  • Northwestern University
  • University of Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Loyola University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • International Education of Students (IES)
  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
  • Elmhurst College
  • Lake Forest College
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Oakton Community College

Outside Chicago Area:

  • University of Michigan
  • University of California, Riverside
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Syracuse University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Notre Dame University
  • U.S. Department of Education (Virtual)

Interested in Hosting an Intern?

Contact Carla Cortes for more information at

Contact Us

MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program

2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7526