Research and Internships


Students conducting research at Loyola's Artificial Stream and Pond Research Facility

Your college education doesn't come to a halt at the classroom door.

As a Loyola student, you can take advantage of college internships and research opportunities that will extend your learning outside of class.

Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning can connect you to plentiful internship opportunities with partner organizations and businesses across the city of Chicago and around the world. Our academic internship program allows you to gain hands-on experience at internship sites while earning college credit at the same time. This way, you'll combine classroom learning with actual real-world experience. College internships can help you explore your interests, gain practical skills, and build solid career networks that will assist you long after graduation.

Another way for you to bring your academic interests to life is to participate in research. Many universities reserve coveted research opportunities for graduate students, but at Loyola, we've established a comprehensive research enrichment program solely for undergraduates. The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) empowers you—regardless of your major—to explore your research interests in depth alongside a faculty mentor. The University currently offers twelve different research programs for undergraduate students.

Learn more about these opportunities from the students who've taken advantage of them. Watch two videos to learn more about college internships and research at Loyola.

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Center for Experiential Learning: Enhancing Student Learning

Find out how Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning partners with community organizations to create dynamic partnerships with students.

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Misericordia Intern Brings Social Justice Mission to Life

One student's firsthand experience with social justice in Loyola and the surrounding communities.