Career Ready Internship Program

The Career Ready Internship Program at Cardinal Stritch University allows junior and senior students, who qualify as having financial need according to their FAFSA to turn unpaid internships into paid experiences.


The Career Ready Internship Program at Cardinal Stritch University allows junior and senior students, who qualify as having financial need according to their FAFSA to turn unpaid internships into paid experiences. Interns will be able to earn $12 per hour by participating in internships and professional development opportunities through the program, and internships may be credit-bearing or noncredit-bearing.   

Find out more:

  • Download program application

  • Read about the qualifications and expectations of applicants

  • Find out how to start the internship search process and find qualifying opportunities

  • Get details about the expectations of internship sites and supervisors


    Cardinal Stritch Career Ready Staff

    Sean Lybeck-Smoak
    Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
    Office:  Campus Center 137A
    414-410-4730 or slsmoak@stritch.edu

    Internship Placement Relations Coordinator

    Office: Campus Center 137C

    About Great Lakes | Great Lakes Career Ready Internship grants, totaling $5.2 million, were awarded to 40 colleges and universities across Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin for the 2014-2015 academic year. These new grants expand on a successful pilot at 19 Wisconsin colleges during 2013-2014, in which 98 percent of interns either re-enrolled the next semester or graduated. This year, a total of 2,235 students receiving financial aid who might not otherwise consider – and profit from – an internship will gain professional experience and progress toward graduation. This grant is just one way Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates works to achieve its goal of helping more students benefit from their investment in higher education, and graduate ready to reach their full potential.
    This program was made possible by the generosity of Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, which developed the program concept and has committed over $366,000 for the 2015 – 2018 Career Ready Program.  Additional support from the Palmer Foundation and Enroth Family Foundation, which committed $50,000, will enable the University to fully fund the initiative and lay the ground work for sustainability for years to come.