Explore Internships, Shadowing, and more

The Explore Program connects students with cultural, college, and career interests outside of the classroom. Whether through internships with Marist alumni, programs at local universities, volunteer experiences, or job experiences, Marist students gain authentic, hands-on experiences.

Check out past placements and participants below in addition to other local programs that might be of interest to Marist students!

Many of these programs have applications that open in January or February. While some are paid positions, other are volunteer positions or cost money to attend. See what might be a fit for you!


Citadel Internship with Gerald Beeson '90

  • Martha Kowalski '18 & Jack Luzzo '19

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Gateway Program

  • Elizabeth Lopez '19

Indiana University Meet Kelley School of Business

Indiana University Young Women's Institute 

Illinois State Redbird Risk Management 


Interning & Shadowing at Floss and Co.

  • Katie Giltmier '20, Elizabeth Lopez '19, Katie Mather '19, Gracie Oswald '19, & Caitlin Ryan '19


Fire Suppression Engineering at Shambaugh & Son with Kyle Gansel '00

  • Eddie Stifter '19

TARGET Science & Engineering Program at Fermilab

MIT Summer Engineering Program: MITES


Also see Mr. Gonzcy for more information!

University of Iowa Summer Journalism Institute

  • Emma Brown '19 & Jenna Fessler '19

Indiana University High School Journalism Institute 

  • Jenna Fessler '19 & Carolyn Yusa '19


Illinois Tech Pre-law Institute

  • Kat Balchunas '19

UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute 

  • Miles Griffin '19

Worth Township Peer Jury

  • Erin Muprhy '19


George Washington University Caminos al Futuro Program

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminar

Military / Law Enforcement

Air Force Academy Summer Seminar

Naval Academy Summer Seminar

  • Andres Castillo '19

Secret Service Volunteer Service Program

Medicine & Medical Research

DNA Residency at the Field Museum 

College Bound Research Program at Argonne

ResearcHStart Program

  • Becca Valek '17 & Jacob Mozdzen '18

Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer at University of Chicago

Biology Research at Lewis University with Dr. Jerry Kavouras '90

  • Valeria Pavalonis '18, Jacob Mozdzen '18, and Sean Giltmier '19

Texas Tech Clark Scholars Program

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Chicago Pulse (16 & older)

  • Lina Murphy '19 & Rosemary Enright '19

Moraine Valley (17 & older)

Hospital Volunteering - Many of our students volunteer at local hospitals. A couple recent students are listed below.

Indiana University Optometry: I can see clearly now... Program

  • Mikayla Carey '20

Indiana University Summer Enrichment Biology Program

Pharmacy Program at Wisconsin Madison

  • Jalon Jones '19

Augustana College: The Amazing Brain

Rush Camp Neuro

Rush Camp Cardio


Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Google Computer Science Summer Institute

The Game, Cinema, & Animation Summer Academy 

  • James Kavanaugh '19

iDTech at Loyola University 

Illinois Tech Computational Science Program

Veterinary Medicine / Animal Science

Anti-Cruelty Mentoring Program

  • Andrea Martinez '19

Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy 

  • Emma Bunda '19

Lincoln Park Zoo Opportunities

PAWS Volunteering

Purdue University AgDiscovery

  • Bri Brown '19

Shedd Aquarium Ambassadors

  • Nolan Borkovec '19

World Languages

Lewis University StarTalk Program (Mandarin & Russian)

  • Sofia Lopez '19 (Chinese), Jennifer Vazquez '20 (Russian), and Nicholas Blanchard '20 (Russian)

Indiana University Business is Global Program (Arabic, Mandarin, & Turkish)


By no means is this an exhaustive list! Did you do a program or internship that you would recommend? Are you looking for something not on this list? Please come by the Explore Office (just inside the ARC).

For more information on Marist High School’s Explore Program follow @MHSExplore on Twitter. 

Mrs. Kathleen McArdle
Explore Coordinator