About 1871: Since we first opened our doors a decade ago, our community of innovators has made incredible strides, from launching products & solutions that have changed their industries to growing their businesses into the next unicorn. Since the moment JB Pritzker first sketched the idea for 1871 on a napkin, we’ve existed to inspire, equip, & support innovators that are building extraordinary businesses. Today, we proudly serve the entire maturity curve, from idea to Fortune 500. 

Apps are now open for our 2024 Summer internship program!

If you’re looking to gain experience and build your resume while making valuable connections in the Chicago tech & startup community, our internships are for you!

Apply today for your chance to learn & grow among the brightest innovators in our community of early-stage, growth-stage, and late-stage founders & Fortune 500 corporate companies. 

Discover our openings down below & apply! Summer 2024 internships will take place Monday – Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST from 06.03.24 – 08.09.24.  

Click here to see internship opportunities!