Archdiocese of Chicago

About Archdiocese of Chicago

The Archdiocese of Chicago serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in Cook and Lake Counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 31 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, assisted by six Episcopal Vicars, each responsible for a vicariate (region).

The Archdiocese of Chicago School System is the largest Catholic school system in the United States. It is the largest private school system in the country. It serves the city of Chicago as well as Cook and Lake Counties, has approximately 55,000+ students in its over 200+ elementary and secondary schools. The AOC schools have been the recipient of the greatest number of Blue Ribbon Awards of any school system in the nation.

Our Catholic Schools are a living response to the church’s mission and they work with parents/guardians as partners in the academic education and faith development of their children. AOC Catholic Schools are accredited by the Archdiocese and the State of Illinois.


Parish Operations Intern

June 2023 - July 2023 Chicago, IL
“It was cool getting to live in community with my fellow coworkers! I had great mentors who worked tirelessly with me to ensure I understood my assignments and were always available to help me when needed. They also helped us to adjust to living in Chicago and planned fun outings for us to attend and gel together as a team. It was really fulfilling to use my technological skills developed at school to give back to the Catholic Church that raised me into the man that I am today. ”

Data Solutions Intern

June 2022 - July 2022 Chicago, IL
“The people I worked with and the location in Chicago were great. ”
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