How Does 1 + 1 = Infinity?
When you combine your world-class Illinois Tech education with real-world, experiential learning opportunities, you open up an infinite number of career possibilities.
Looking to apply for a virtual internship? Get started in 4 steps!
Virtual internships start the first week of every month.
- Go to 4excelerate.org/
- Click on the “Sign Up” button
- Enter your details and verify your email
- Login to the platform and apply for the virtual internship under "Global Internships"
Elevate Virtual Internships
Illinois Tech's one-of-a-kind Elevate program ensures you will have the confidence to land a great job. Begin your journey before stepping on campus by taking part in a four-week online internship, where you will learn and apply hands-on skills needed to lead and innovate in today's workplace.
High school and college students, graduates, professionals—all can join our specialized courses and build teamwork, creativity, design thinking, and problem-solving skills. The Excelerate platform ensures you can easily explore and sign up for opportunities that appeal to you. A virtual internship offers you the gateway to explore, collaborate, solve problems, and lead!
$1,000 Edge Award
What more can you gain from Elevate virtual internships besides valuable real-world experience and valuable twenty-first century skills? A $1,000 award that can jump-start your future Elevate experiences at Illinois Tech. The Edge Award is open to high school students who enroll at Illinois Tech, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students at the university. The award is stackable up to $5,000 and will help cover any costs of internships, research, study away, and or other Elevate experiences that you choose to explore in the future.
Illinois Tech is offering a $1,000 Edge Award to incoming undergraduate and graduate students to help you fund future Elevate experiences. You can earn an Edge Award by completing a virtual internship prior to enrolling at Illinois Tech. (Bonus: Edge Awards are stackable—earn up to five.) Learn more about Edge Awards.
In addition, rising 9th–12th graders may use their Edge Award for any Elevate College Prep experience, including summer programs!
To view additional Elevate experiences—internships, research, and study away opportunities—available to Illinois Tech students, view the Elevate portal: https://elevate.iit.edu/channels/prospective-students/
Maximum two learning opportunities per student.