Grady Chicago Field Study and Internship Program
Grady Chicago Field Study
and Internship Program
Join us for an exciting 8-week summer internship experience in beautiful and vibrant Chicago, one of the top media and communications cities in the country! Through your internship, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience in your area of interest, and you’ll study the creative process of generating and developing energizing new ideas in an all-new course you’ll take as part of the summer internship program.
Students will arrive in Chicago on Saturday, June 3 and depart on Saturday, July 29, 2023.
Internships should begin Monday, June 5 and end Thursday, July 27, 2023.
Classes will be one night a week (day of week is TBD at this time) for eight weeks.
Students will intern Monday thru Thursday of each week, with Friday’s being open for local learning experiences or fun activities.
Your course will be “ADPR 5990: Special Topics in Ideation: The Power of Big Ideas.” In it, you’ll study cutting-edge creative work being done in the Chicago market, meet some of the people and organizations responsible for it, and learn how to develop your creativity in generating your own sharp and powerful ideas.
You will receive 3-credit hours for the course and 3-credit hours for the internship, for a total of 6 upper-level elective credit hours.
Any Grady major is eligible to apply to this program.
Applications open in August of each year. Applications for Summer 2023 are due Thursday, November 10th, 2022.
Costs & Logistics
The program costs vary from year to year depending on number of students enrolled and logistical changes. The ESTIMATED program fee for Summer 2023 is $2,700 (This includes the $150 security deposit that is paid upon acceptance to the program). This amount is only an estimate and is subject to change until all students are committed to the program.
In addition to the program fee, students are expected to pay 6 hours of In-state tuition and UGA Mandatory Fees through their Athena student accounts after registration. The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships can be applied towards TUITION only if applicable. **non-UGA transient students may have an additional $250 fee upon registration*
Program fee includes:
- 8 weeks lodging in shared fully-furnished apartment-style dorms at Loyola University Student Housing (shared kitchen, living room & bathrooms per apartment)
- An opening and closing dinner
- Alumni Event
- Educational and Cultural experiences
- Classroom use
- Some faculty related expenses
Program fee does not include:
- 6 hours of in-state tuition and UGA Mandatory fees (See UGA’s website for updated tuition and fees rates for Summer 2023)
- Roundtrip airfare to Chicago (Cars are not allowed at Loyola)
- Ground transportation while in Chicago (metro, bus, cabs, etc.)
- Personal Purchases