Careers in Illinois


Looking for an entry level job or internship in Illinois? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Illinois Careers

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Located in the midwestern United States, Illinois comes with a variety of industries and companies to dive into, including 32 of the 2012 Fortune 500 companies. With one of the world’s busiest airports, access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and a passenger and freight rail system, Illinois has made a place for itself as a transportation hub in the Midwest.

Illinois is also one of the nation’s leaders in manufacturing. Approximately 75% of the state’s manufacturers are located in northeastern Illinois. Agriculture is also a large industry for Illinois, particularly in the production of soybeans and corn. Most of the state’s meat processing centers are located in Chicago.

Energy resources also create opportunities in Illinois, both in traditional and alternative energy sources. Illinois has been a leader in nuclear power, with six plants and eleven reactors producing over a quarter of the state’s energy in 2010.

Chicago, the largest city in Illinois, is home to a major business district and a growing number of web companies (did you know One Day One Job is based in Chicago?). Some other cities to look at in Illinois include Chicago, Aurora, Springfield, Peoria, and Naperville.

Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Illinois

Emerge Media Logo

Emerge Media - Emerge Media is a Chicago, IL based company that is “taking on the essential roots of everyday tasks and breathing real life into the technology behind them.”

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Job TitleLocation
Data ArchitectDuluth, GA
Consultant (IIG)United States
Development DirectorMilpitas, CA
Marketing CopywriterNew York, NY
Manager, Social MediaColumbus, OH
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Piece & Co. - Piece & Co. is a Chicago based social enterprise that partners with fashion/retail brands to have female artisans "create beautiful, handmade products and accessories."

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Krash - Krash is based in Boston and offers a “way for founders, entrepreneurs and innovators to rapidly build the supportive personal and professional networks they need.”

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OneIMS - OneIMS is a Skokie, IL based company that offers “everything from services like branding and web design to online marketing strategies like SEO and PPC.”

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Kitchensurfing - Kitchensurfing is an NYC based company that matches “up chefs and people who need a cook at high and low price points and for a variety of types of engagements."

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Quarasan - Quarasan is a Chicago, IL based “full service conceptual developer of content for publishers of educational materials and products.”

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Small Business Majority - Small Business Majority is a San Francisco, CA based “national small business organization" that focuses "on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today.”

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HDMZ - HDMZ is a Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA based healthcare and life science marketing agency that was founded in 1936.

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Job TitleLocation
Analytics / SEM Marketing ManagerSan Francisco, CA
Digital DeveloperSan Francisco, CA
See all 2 job postings Logo - is a San Francisco, CA based lobbying organization that promotes "policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy."

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Job TitleLocation
Organizing Intern (Austin)Austin, TX
Product InternSan Francisco, CA
Press SecretaryWashington, DC
Product DesignerSan Francisco, CA
Bay Area Chapter FellowSan Francisco, CA
See all 6 job postings

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Eataly - Eataly is a New York, NY and Chicago, IL based gourmet Italian marketplace inspired by the famous chef Mario Batali.

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Job TitleLocation
Floor ManagerNew York, NY
Host / HostessNew York, NY
BusserNew York, NY
Food RunnerNew York, NY
BaristaNew York, NY
See all 47 job postings

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Emmi Solutions - Emmi Solutions is a Chicago based healthcare communications company that has developed “interactive solutions to achieve meaningful business and clinical outcomes.”

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xAd - xAd is a New York, NY based company that allows advertisers to pinpoint “target audiences at pivotal moments during the consumer’s decision-making journey.”

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Job TitleLocation
Administrative AssistantMountain View, CA
NY Account CoordinatorNew York, NY
Campaign AnalystNew York, NY
Billing AnalystMountain View, CA
Business System AnalystMountain View, CA
See all 36 job postings

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Kellen Company - Kellen Company is a "professional services company serving associations, companies and foundations” with offices in Atlanta, New York, Denver, Chicago, and D.C.

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Job TitleLocation
RecruiterCharleston, SC
Staff AdministratorChicago, IL
Education AdministratorChicago, IL
See all 3 job postings

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Worthee - Worthee is a Chicago, IL based company that offers premium dog walking and care services through a simple mobile app.

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Job TitleLocation
Brand AmbassadorChicago, IL
Dog Walker/Pet SitterChicago, IL
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Friends of the Forest Preserves Logo

Friends of the Forest Preserves - Friends of the Forest Preserves is a Chicago, IL based non-profit that "exists because the Cook County forest preserves need help."

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Bottom Line Logo

Bottom Line - Bottom Line is a Boston, MA based non-profit that “has helped thousands of low-income and first-generation students stay in college and earn their degrees.”

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kCura - kCura is a Chicago based company that offers "web-based e-discovery applications for managing large volumes of electronic evidence during litigation or investigations.”

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Job TitleLocation
Project ManagerHouston, TX
API Technical WriterChicago, IL
Advice SpecialistChicago, IL
Project ManagerSan Francisco, CA
Technology Analyst - e-DiscoveryNorthbrook, IL
See all 81 job postings

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Optimal - Optimal “is the leading social advertising and analytics platform, with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, Chicago, and London.”

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Hillshire Brands Logo

Hillshire Brands - Hillshire Brands is based in Chicago, IL and aims to be “the most innovative meat-centric food company in the U.S.”

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Instacart - Instacart is a San Francisco, CA based startup that offers personal grocery shopping/delivery in a growing number of markets (Chicago and the Bay Area now).

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Dinner Lab - Dinner Lab is a New Orleans, LA based “membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners."

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Job TitleLocation
Chef de Partie, Prep CookAustin, TX
Local Market Chef ScoutsUnited States
Sous ChefNew York, NY
Social Media InternNew Orleans, LA
Gift Shop/ Photo LabPigeon Forge, TN
See all 119 job postings

Alta Bicycle Share

Alta Bicycle Share - Alta Bicycle is a Portland, OR based company that provides "solutions for all aspects of bike share" programs.

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Job TitleLocation
RebalancerSan Jose, CA
Account ExecutiveChicago, IL
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Tecture - Tecture is a Chicago, IL based firm that "designs and builds custom web and mobile applications, ecommerce websites, and custom content-managed websites”

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Poetry Foundation - The Poetry Foundation is a Chicago, IL based “independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.”

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SocialCode - SocialCode is a Washington, DC based “social marketing solutions provider” that “builds targeted communities, engages those audiences and converts them to customers."

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