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Employment and Internships

Internships 

  • The Chicago Botanic Garden will once again be offering paid internship opportunities to a small group of veterans for Summer 2019 through our Veteran Internship Program. The program will run for 12 weeks from June 3 through August 23. Veterans will work 30 hours per week, under a department supervisor within the Garden and will meet weekly for small group and individual assistance to learn all the skills necessary to transition from the military to the civilian workforce. In addition to an hourly rate, veterans will receive a weekly travel stipend.
  • VetTech Internship - Every summer, Fermilab in Batavia, IL hires student veterans for a 10-week, full-time paid internship as a technician in their laboratory. Fermilab seeks COD student veterans in majors like engineering, CIS, CIT, automotive service technology, manufacturing, HVACR and other fields to fill these slots. If you are interested in participating, consider applying on Fermilab's website.

Professional Career Mentoring

  • American Corporate Partners (ACP)
  • A one-to-one year-long mentorship with a corporate professional in the career field of your interest.  ACP mentors come from more than sixty companies including 21st Century Fox, Bloomberg, Deloitte, GE Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lockhead Martin, Raytheon, PwC, USAA and many others.  
  • Visit American Corporate Partners online to apply and note that you were referred by College of DuPage on your application.  If you have questions, please email Maddie at mcoffin@acp-usa.org or call (212) 752-0700.

Job Opportunities for Veterans

Veterans are sought for the following employment opportunities.

  • The College of DuPage Veterans Services office actively seeks student veterans to fill roles as receptionists and mentors to assist other student veterans pursuing their education. If you are interested in being considered, please complete the application here.
  • Special Opportunities
  • Operation Support Our Troops - America, OSOT based in Lisle is always in need of care items and volunteers to pack care packages for U.S. troops overseas.  
  • YMCA Urban Warriors, A Veteran to youth mentoring opportunity. The YMCA of Metro Chicago's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative pairs combat experienced Veterans with youth exposed to violence in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods.
  • Honor Rewards - Offered by the DuPage County Recorder's Office, Honor Rewards is an ID card that helps Veterans receive discounts, promotions and other incentives from participating local businesses. Veterans can sign up for the Honor Rewards ID Card at the Recorders Office or on-line.
  • Tiny Boots Childcare Program - A program designed to connect Illinois Veterans with quality childcare while the Veteran attends scheduled medical/counseling appointments and job interviews.  For information, please review the 3 easy steps on our website.

 

Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991
veterans@cod.edu 

Summer Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260