10 awesome internships at Chicago tech companies this fall

by Sam Dewey
August 19, 2015

There may be no more formative experience during your college career than the internships you land. An internship with the right company means exploring career options and discovering your strengths and your weakness. They help you build a professional network and are often the foundation upon which your marketability for jobs post-graduation rests.

For that reason, choosing between internships at Chicago tech companies can seem like stressful decision. So we’ve decided to lighten your load by rounding up 10 awesome internships to help find you the perfect job this fall semester.Sales Operations Intern at PowerReviews

Who they are: PowerReviews delivers software to over 1,000 brands and retailers that help them collect and display reviews. PowerReview's syndication network includes over 5,000 websites and reaches more than 500 million in-market consumers each and every month. 

Who they’re looking for: They’re looking to work with someone throughout the duration of the fall semester. If you’ve got basic experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Office, and Salesforce, they can teach you the rest.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!Software Engineering Intern at SpotHero

Who they are: SpotHero is the leader when it comes to game-changing driving apps. With SpotHero, users can reserve the perfect parking spot whenever they want, for a fraction of the cost, and without the fear of getting a parking ticket. And they're growing — fast. In the last year alone, they've grown over 400 percent. 

Who they’re looking for: You should be inquisitive, motivated, organized, and chaos-loving. This 12-week position is best suited for someone who holds or is working toward a Bachelor’s degree in computer science in a related field.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!visanowFinance Intern at VISANOW

Who they are: VISANOW is a full-service immigration provider integrating the best of both people and technology. They provide a fully transparent and simple way to handle immigration and visa cases from start to finish. They’re the online leader in the multi-billion dollar sub-category addressing employer-sponsored visas.

Who they’re looking for: If you’re at least a sophomore with entry-level accounting courses under your belt and can commit to at least 10 hours of work each week, you might want to consider applying.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!

Product / Account Management (PT Contract/Intern) at Packback

Who they are: Packback is student founded, student run and is redefining the textbook industry for students and publishers. They're shifting control back into the hands of students, saving students hundreds on underutilized textbooks while reclaiming millions in lost revenue for financially suffering publishers from the used book market.

Who they’re looking for: Packback’s looking for someone who can work at least 20 hours a week and has over a year’s worth of experience in a customer-facing role.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!Software Development Intern at Opternative, Inc.

Who they are: Opternative is the first online eye exam. The Opternative exam is the most convenient way to get a prescription from an ophthalmologist. The exam can be taken from anywhere, at anytime, and a doctor issued prescription can be used to shop everywhere. The exam takes 25 minutes and a digital prescription is delivered in 24 hours or less.

Who they’re looking for: You’ll need to like wearing a lot of different hats if you want to thrive in this environment. Opternative is looking for someone with over a year of experience in front-end software development with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, GIT, and mobile/responsive development.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!UrbanboundMarketing Intern at UrbanBound

Who they are: UrbanBound is a web-based Relocation Management Software that helps companies offer a comprehensive platform to their newly hired and transferring employees. Fortune 1000 companies are utilizing UrbanBound to streamline the relocation process for their employees, aiming to bring order instead of chaos and excitement instead of stress. 

Who they’re looking for: This position is intended for anyone studying marketing and public relations. They’re looking for a confident writer and speaker with a passion for social media to work fifteen-plus hours a week alongside their marketing manager this fall.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!STATSSales Internship at STATS LLC

Who they are: STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. Their mission is to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. STATS provides real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation, brand activation solutions and SportVU technology.

Who they’re looking for:  They’re looking for someone who’s ready to talk sports all day — and get paid for it — for 20 to 40 hours a week. The position is tailored to anyone majoring in marketing, communications, or business, but students from all fields of study are invited to apply.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!Review TrackersContent Marketing Intern at ReviewTrackers

Who they are: ReviewTrackers values people first. This means hiring the best of each discipline while ensuring the voice of every customer is heard. Their software requests and delivers customer's opinions from one easy-to-use dashboard. Their company prides itself on employee happiness, which we measure by productivity, net promoter score, revenue, and happy hours.

Who they’re looking for: They want someone who can commit to a three-month internship, working at least 20 hours a week, and who's a current student or recent graduate (preferably in web marketing). Bonus points for strong writers with a competitive nature.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!Intern at dough, inc.

Who they are: dough, Inc. is redefining the world of investing and trading. dough, Inc. includes tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network, and dough, a highly visual trading platform that makes investing interactive, educational and mobile. The combination of tastytrade and dough.com have been designed to appeal to various investment levels, from beginner to active, all with a mission to increase financial literacy around investing. 

Who they’re looking for: dough’s looking for a university junior or senior who’s interested in tech and media production to join their team. Rather than working with one particular department, dough’s intern will get a comprehensive tour of what they do, getting the opportunity to work with a lot of different people on a number of different projects.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!Marketing Intern at Inventables

Who they are: The mission at Inventables is to ignite the digital manufacturing revolution by simplifying the path from idea to finished product. At Inventables, they believe the world is at the beginning of a new renaissance. They see power in product development shifting from major corporations to individual designers and entrepreneurs. 

Who they’re looking for: This internship is perfect for anyone with a bit of experience in social media, sociology, media production, or communication theory — but think aptitude is more important than experience.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here!

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