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IFK has partnered with Chicago Scholars, a two-time beneficiary, to create a pilot internship program for the summer of 2018. This program is geared toward 17-20 year old students in an 8 week long internship and education program assisting both the students and career partners in all areas of career growth and development.

The mission of EMERGE is to promote opportunity and workforce readiness through summer job internships for disadvantaged youth and simultaneously create a pipeline of talented, qualified and diverse future professionals for the career partners.

Each week students work at business internship sites 4 days a week and participate in carefully designed seminars on Fridays to complement the internship learning. Career partners will receive support related to working with the scholars and creating assignments that are additive to the businesses.