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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship/Friends for a Future Corporate Internship Program


Holy Trinity is partnering with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) in order to expand the existing corporate internship program, Friends for a Future. NFTE offers the following experiences for students:

  • Build business knowledge and an entrepreneurial mindset through project-based learning, field trips, and the creation of their own business plan
  • Gain skills in public speaking, research and analysis, basic math, and problem solving that are transferable to the real world
  • Compete in classroom, citywide, and national business plan competitions for venture capital to be reinvested in their businesses or education
  • Receive ongoing support and access new resources through Chicago’s entrepreneurial and professional communities

Since the creation of the program in 1995, Friends for a Future has played a significant role in the growth and development of more than 250 students, all of whom have gone on to college.  

Participating interns are selected competitively based on academic achievement, expressed commitment to career development, faculty recommendations, and demonstrated leadership skills. Each candidate goes through Holy Trinity's year-long NFTE class, which provides extensive training in preparation for the internship. Key topics covered include interviewing, professionalism, dress code, timeliness, and office etiquette.

Friends for a Future welcomes a wide variety of companies to the program, including both large and small businesses.  Examples of past participants include finance and accounting firms, law firms, nonprofit organizations, and printing companies.  An employer orientation session is provided prior to the start of the internship.

Interested in employing one of our interns? Visit our FAQ section for employers

 For more information on NFTE, visit their website.


Friends for a Future student interns were employed by many organizations over the summer, including:

Winston & Strawn, LLP
JP Morgan Chase
Wells Fargo
Youth Guidance
Archdiocese of Chicago
& more


  • Holy Trinity High School
  • 1443 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642   Phone: (773) 278-4212  Fax: (773) 278-0144
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