Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Internship Opportunities


Are you a Polish Studies Minor looking to fulfill your capstone - POST 395 - requirement?

Find out where you can intern and be a part of Polish Chicago!


Chopin Theatre

Chopin Theatre is one of America's most active art centers, producing, co-producing and presenting over 500 theater, music, film, literary and social events each year. Their mission is to promote enlightened civil discourse through a diverse range of artistic offerings.

For more information about Chopin Theatre click here.

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago manages Chicago's relations with the nation-state of Poland. Their work involves promoting cooperation and fostering cultural links between Chicago and Poland.

For more information about the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, click here.

Copernicus Center

The Copernicus Foundation was chartered as a not-for-profit organization in July 1971 to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource.

For more information about the Copernicus Center, click here.

The Legion of Young Polish Women

The Legion of Young Polish Women (LYPW) is a not-for-profit organization that primarily concentrates on charitable, scientific, literary and educational causes. 

Click here to view the exhibit at Loyola University Chicago.

For more information about LYPW, click here.

The Lira Ensemble

The Lira Ensemble is the nation's only professional performing arts company specializing in Polish music, song and dance. Its mission is to bring the best of Polish culture into American life. 

For more information about The Lira Ensemble, click here.

Polish American Association (PAA)

The mission of the Polish American Association, a human service agency, is to serve the diverse needs of the Polish community in the Chicago metro area by providing resources for changing lives, with an emphasis on assisting immigrants.  

For more information about the Polish American Association, click here.

Polish American Librarians Association

The mission of the Polish American Librarians Association is to positively impact services provided to library patrons of Polish descent and individuals interested in Polish culture. 

For more information about PALA, click here.

Polish Film Festival in America

The Polish Film Festival in America is organized by the Society for Arts, a 503 (c) 3 non-for-profit organization established in 1981 with an objective to promote European arts and film in the United States.

For more information about PFFA, click here.

The Polish American Museum of America

The Polish Museum of America is the “crown jewel” of the Polish American community. Established 75 years ago it has preserved and exhibited the history and culture of the Polish American community and our ancestral homeland – Poland. Its all-inclusive exhibits are both educational and entertaining. Its Library and extensive Archives have rendered invaluable services to historians, researchers, students and genealogists.

For more information about the Polish Museum of America, click here.

Polish Women's Alliance of America

The Polish Women's Alliance of America (PWAA) is one of the oldest fraternal benefit societies founded by women to help them and those they care about establish financial security and economic dependence. PWAA has donated over 120 years of documents to Loyola's Women in Leadership Archives in 2016. 

For more information about the PWAA, click here.


If you are a Polish Studies Minor and are interested in completing an internship at a Polish-American organization other than the ones listed above or have any questions about selecting an internship that best corresponds with your major, please email bmclees@luc.edu.