Application and Eligibility

Spring 2024
City Scholars

Live, Learn, and Intern in Chicago.
Applications open on August 28, 2023
Applications close on September 20, 2023

Majors Accepted

City Scholars is open to undergraduate students with at least junior credit standing majoring in:

  • Computer science 
  • CS + X 
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering

Spring 2024 Program Requirements


  • Location: Chicago
  • Dates:  Jan. 16, 2024 - May 1, 2024


  • Application: Sept. 20, 2023
  • Withdrawal: Nov. 10, 2023


  • Current resume
  • Statement of Interest in the City Scholars Program (200 word limit)
  • Applications are submitted online and the link will be posted on this website when the application is live.


  • 3.2/4.0 GPA recommended
  • Junior or senior standing
  • CS and CS+X students should complete CS233 or CS340.
  • ECE students should complete ECE 210.

Candidate Process

Date(s) Event  
Aug. 28, 2023 Application Opens Click here to Apply to Spring 2024 City Scholars program
Sep. 20, 2023 Application Deadline Apply to City Scholars Program by the deadline.
Sep. 27, 2023 Application Acceptance After review, students are notified if they will advance to the next steps of the candidate process.
Sep. 27, 2023 -
Nov. 10, 2023
Company resume review and interview period Partner companies seeking interns will review resumes and reach out to interview candidates.  You can connect in-person by attending the on- campus Networking event 
Oct. 11, 2023 City Scholars Networking Night Candidates will meet company representatives in-person in Urbana at an on-campus networking event.
Nov. 10, 2023 Submit your rankings Candidates rank all  companies that they are interested in  working at and companies will rank all of the students that they are interested in.
Nov. 15, 2023 Matches announced Emails will be sent out to all students to let them know whether or not if they have been matched to a company who has ranked you.

Matching Candidates with Corporate Partners

By submitting internship preferences, candidates agree to move to Chicago and work for any companies ranked. Matches will be chosen based on student and company preferences. To better understand the matching process, watch this video that describes a similar process.

Company matches will be announced 4 to 6 weeks after applications close. Candidates will be notified in time to register for classes.

A match is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to rank as many companies as possible to maximize the chance of matching. For a match to occur, a candidate and a partner must rank each other or express mutual interest. City Scholars will hold multiple matching rounds to fill all positions.