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.
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 at Illinois Tech. The Edge Award is open to high school students who enroll at Illinois Tech.
Take a Virtual Internship and Earn a $1,000 Edge Award
Illinois Tech is offering a $1,000 Edge Award to incoming undergraduate students to help you fund your Illinois Tech education. 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!
How do I apply for a virtual internship?
Virtual internships are available to nominated students from participating partner high schools. If you’re interested in bringing a virtual internship to your high school, please contact Fareine Suarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Go to the Illinois Tech profile on Excelerate
- 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”