Become a Sponsor

Dear Friends & Supporters of CSBI,  

For 29 years, the Chicago Summer Business Institute has provided paid summer internships, economic and financial empowerment workshops and postsecondary education opportunities to more than 4,000 high school students. Our annual intern class is strong, and it is our goal to continue to grow this wonderful program. 

CSBI provides a six-week paid internship program to Chicago high school students each summer. These internships take place at various banks, law firms, accounting and engineering firms throughout the Loop and business districts. In conjunction with a 24-hour workweek, students attend weekly classroom seminars and workshops where they learn about the financial markets, meet with successful business executives, and participate in projects. We believe that this program not only gives each student an opportunity to attend work and gain  valuable insight into their futures, but also develop relationships with potential mentors and future  employers. 

CSBI is a need-based program which recruits high school sophomores and juniors from low- to middle- income households. As such, we are reaching a number of students who have never been exposed to the legal, banking, government and accounting fields. This program provides students with a glimpse of what is possible if they maintain good grades and graduate from college. 

Our goal is to identify and enlist firms that will commit to providing a positive job experience for these students. We can only reach this year’s goal with your help. I hope that you are interested and willing to host a CSBI intern at your firm this summer. If your organization is not able to provide an internship for a student, we would appreciate you considering CSBI for your 2021 Charitable Giving Budget. The Corporate Sponsorship Levels are listed below.

The Chicago Summer Business Institute, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity, Illinois not-for-profit corporation and all donations and gifts to the organization are tax deductible under IRC section 170. Your participation and support in this valuable civic program is greatly appreciated. It is not simply a matter of giving a student a job; it’s an opportunity to positively influence a young life. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email: or via phone: (312) 545-7855 if you have any questions. 


Augusta Smith

Executive Director

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