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Summer Programs Websites:

 Resource Description
Summer Program FinderSummer Program Finder is the best and most user-friendly search tool for finding pre-college programs and summer opportunities for high school students. 
PrepScholar129 Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

CIEE Global Navigator
Up for an adventure like no other? Our Global Navigator summer abroad programs take you way outside your comfort zone, far away from home. Explore a different culture in more than 30 amazing destinations across the world. Come home with new skills, newfound passion, a broader perspective – and maybe even college credits!

The Global Navigator Scholarships earmark $50,000 scholarship dollars for students at Lane Tech to study abroad during the summer. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who elect to apply to one of the 30 CIEE Summer High School Abroad programs will be considered for the awards, based on both merit and need. Teachers in your school will also receive access to online professional development in global education. Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Tim Rogers at CIEE
USA Gap Year Fairs & Programs
USA Gap Year Fairs profiles a broad range of programs for students and parents seeking a college alternative.  

Career Information Websites:

 Resource Description

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a nationally-recognized source of career information. You can look up job outlooks, training and education for careers, earning potential, and job descriptions.
O*Net Resource CenterA primary source of occupational information.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. wants to be your go-to resource for job search and career advice. We offer insights on jobs, careers, entrepreneurial opportunities and online degrees and training. Find in-depth profiles on hundreds of occupations, industries and academic programs. ...if it’s about your career it’s here!
College Board Browse major and career profiles by category, or search by keyword or interest.
The Balance CareersA career planning guide with information about resume writing, interviewing, and career strategies.
Live CareerCareer exploration tools and resources.

Job-Seeking Websites: 

Other Great Chicago Area Job & Internship Opportunities:

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AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
Chicago Parks District
Visit your local Parks District to find out about summer internship positions and fill out an application.
Chicago Public Art Group
Information about paid internships painting mural art in low-income communities.
Chicago Public Library
Use this valuable online resource for all Chicago classified postings, info on resume writing, and many other options.
An education and internship program focused on financial, legal, architectural and engineering professional fields. Program requirements are on website. 

Chicago Youth Centers
Click on "programs & services" or "locations" to find out more. You can also call or stop by the location near your neighborhood. These centers offer career exploration and many other great programs. Phone numbers and center addresses are listed on website.

Chicago Youth Programs Inc.
 Chicago Youth Programs (CYP) is an award-winning, innovative program created by Northwestern University medical students in 1984. CYP currently offers services in three under-served communities: Near North/ Cabrini Green, Washington Park, and Uptown. The Cabrini Green Youth Program started in 1984, the Washington Park Youth Program was founded in 1995, and the Uptown Community Youth Program began in 1998.

Chicago Workforce Board
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is an umbrella organization operating the public workforce system in the City of Chicago and Cook County. The Partnership combines federal and philanthropic resources to broaden the reach and impact of workforce development services for both employers and job seekers.
The mission of Greater West Town Community Development Project is to build a community-based response to expanding educational and economic opportunities for the disadvantaged residents of the Greater West Town communities.
Howard Area Community Center
Offering career counseling and placement.
IDES Illinois Hire the Future
IDES makes it easy for qualified job seekers to find employment. Find out what careers match your skills and interests by using our online job resources.

Job Corps
Click on "Students" to find out more about this intensive, live-in program for youth, ages 16-24. Youth are provided training, education, allowance, and job placement for up to a year after the program. 

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement has 109 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
This national site is a source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Just click on the "Youth and Family" section in the top right corner. 
One Summer Chicago
Apply for summer jobs and internships in Chicago. 
Southwest Youth Collaborative
Offering education and career training, as well as job placement for youth. Check out the site and contact the center directly. 
Youth Find out about ETC (education to career) programs and college exploration on this easy to navigate site.