Internships in O’Hare, IL
The Media Schools of Illinois offers internship programs at local radio and TV stations to each of our students. The intern opportunities provide you with real world hands-on training and workplace experience.
The typical internship takes place while you attend The Media Schools, and counts towards class credits. It is usually a non-paid internship. Although we cannot guarantee you will be hired after internship, students who participate in the Intern Program are more likely to be hired upon graduation by their internship provider.
Internship will offer you the opportunity to experience the inner workings of a production house, radio, or TV station and gain the experience to become more marketable to employers upon graduation.
We build strong relationships with local media companies to ensure you get top notch internship training in the following careers in Television, Radio, and Web. If you’d like to learn more about internship opportunities, please contact us today.
Take the First Steps Towards Your Future in O’Hare, IL
If you’re planning to join us at our O’Hare college campus, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to this friendly Chicago suburb. Only about a half-hour from Chicago’s city center, O’Hare is a quiet community that puts you just a short drive from the big city.
One of the most significant benefits to moving to O’Hare to attend our college is the location: you’ll enjoy the peaceful surroundings and convenience of a suburban neighborhood while still being close enough to visit Chicago anytime you’d like. For our O’Hare college students, it’s genuinely the best of both worlds.
Where to Live in O’Hare
O’Hare may be a reasonably small suburb, but it has plenty of residential options for our students to consider. There are homes, apartments, and condos with varying price points, amenities, and sizes, making it easier to choose something that suits your lifestyle.
If you are relocating to O’Hare with your family or children, you might consider one of the homes for sale inO’Hare or even a single-family home for rent in the community. Or, if you prefer apartment living, you can find a wide variety of apartments in O’Hare as well.
One of the benefits of living in O’Hare is that housing prices are more affordable than what you’ll generally find in Chicago. So, if the budget is one of your top priorities, you’ll be happy to hear thatO’Hare won’t disappoint.
Things to Do in O’Hare
Regardless of your class schedule, you’re likely to have a certain amount of free time on your hands – and when you do, you’ll want to find things to do in and around O’Hare. For many of our students, making new friends and establishing bonds with their fellow media enthusiasts doesn’t take long. Together, you can explore O’Hare and nearby Chicago, and you might just find some local students who are happy to serve as your tour guides.
Here are some of our students’ favorite things to do in O’Hare, as well as some ideas for day trips to Chicago:
- Check out Yorktown Center, one of O’Hare’s premier shopping and dining destinations. You can easily spend an entire day browsing the wide variety of shops, which feature local businesses and national chains. It’s the ideal spot for an after-class shopping trip, whether you’re looking for clothes, shoes, or just something fun for the house. You can also grab a quiet bite at one of the many cafes at Yorktown Center, settle in for a sit-down meal at one of its restaurants, or enjoy a showing at the movie theater.
- Experience one of the village’s most famous events, the annual Lilac Festival (which takes place every May). Since 1930, O’Hare has hosted this 16-day festival to celebrate all things lilacs, and the event features concerts, an arts and crafts fair, wine and beer tastings, and a parade. It all takes place at Lilacia Park, which boasts more than 200 different varieties of lilac bushes. Whether you’re a fan of flowers or not, it’s worth seeing.
- For anyone interested in history, O’Hare has plenty of stories to tell. The O’Hare Historical Society can be an excellent place to learn about your new hometown, which has seen many notable events over the decades. You can also see the former home of the originator of the Little Orphan Annie comic strip and the Peck House, a historic home that was a site on the Underground Railroad.
- Being so close to Chicago means that you can easily venture into the city anytime you’d like. Historical sites, museums, architecture, public art, and cultural highlights are plentiful in Chicago, and the shopping, dining, and entertainment options are as well. Catch a Cubs or Bears game, stroll through the Hyde Park area, or sightsee around downtown – there’s no end to what you can explore.
Pursue your Media Career Dreams in O’Hare, Illinois
Even if you’re only now learning about the community of O’Hare, if you enroll at our campus, we promise that the town will be the location of many of the best memories of your lifetime. We’re proud to have created a dedicated community of learners at our O’Hare college campus, bringing together like-minded media enthusiasts from all over the country (and even the world). Here, you can be surrounded by fellow students that are just as passionate about media as you are and discover a new realm of opportunities to learn and grow.
Whether it’s an interest in broadcasting, film and video production, media and sales marketing, audio production, or sports broadcasting that brings you to our media school in O’Hare, we’ll be happy to have you here.