How to Apply

Online Applications will be available on February 1, 2020.  

Please login on or after February 1st to access the application.  You will be asked to register your email address in order to access the application.  Potential candidates will be able to apply from their computer, laptop or mobile devices.

ALL Students must APPLY ONLINE and upload all required documents to their application at the following application site:

Deadline for the 2020 applications:   April 3, 2020 


The Chicago Summer Business Institute is looking for students who are eager to work and learn.

Eligibility Requirements (student must meet all requirements):

  • Student must be a resident of the City of Chicago;
  • Student must currently be a Sophomore or Junior;
  • Student should maintain a “B” average or better;
  • Student must attend either a public/charter, parochial or private high school;
  • Student must have a valid social security card; and
  • Preference is given to applicants whose annual household income does not exceed $80,000 a year

 Application Materials:

  • Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION and upload all required forms
  • Complete the CSBI Income Verification Form
  • Provide Updated Resume (REQUIRED);
  • Provide Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a high school teacher, counselor or school official);
  • Provide Official High School Transcript, and
  • Upload a 500-word Essay on the online application system (Word document or pdf file accepted)

After the initial application review, students will be notified via email regarding his/her scheduled interview date.  If necessary, please visit or to sign up for a free email account for convenient receipt of notifications from the Chicago Summer Business Institute.

Returning Students:  You must re-apply using the online application, submit current documents and meet all of the eligibility requirements of the program to be considered.


2020 Timetable (Dates are subject to change)

Applications Available

February 1

Job Readiness Workshop


Applications Due

April 3

Applicant Interviews

April 18 & 25

Notifications Emailed/Mailed

April 27 – May 1

Acceptance Letters Due

May 15


June 26

Meet & Greet Luncheon


Work Begins

June 29

Work Ends

August 7





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