Veteran Internship Program

As part of Robert R. McCormick’s commitment to supporting veterans, Cantigny is proud to host its annual 12-week Veteran Internship Program, designed to assist veterans in their transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

The program offers a structured 40-hour schedule with weekly cohorts and shadow days, covering essential topics such as career exploration, resume workshops, networking, and more! Join us for an internship that goes beyond the ordinary, where every moment contributes to both personal and professional development.

Positions are available in the following departments

  • Security
  • Greenhouse
  • Forestry
  • Guest Services
  • McCormick House (Artifacts/Collections)

Pay Rate

$18.38 per hour
Interns will also receive a weekly $100 travel allowance to assist with transportation.

What you will do

Veteran interns will immerse themselves in a dynamic 12-week experience, dedicating 40 hours per week to their chosen department. Beyond hands-on work, the program prioritizes holistic growth through weekly cohorts, fostering workforce resourcefulness, and shadow days that provide insights into diverse career focuses and fields. To enrich their journey, curated field trips and social hours will be included, creating opportunities for meaningful connections and collaborative learning.

Who should apply?

Honorably discharged veterans seeking interim employment and guidance in creating a plan for transitioning to the civilian workforce.

Please note: Vaccination Requirement
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation requires as a condition of employment that all employees are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) or have been approved for an accommodation based on a medical condition or conflicting religious belief.

Application deadline

April 19, 2024

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