The PrivateBank

The PrivateBank and Civic Consulting Alliance have collaborated on six projects since 2013, providing significant pro bono value to public sector clients. Top performers in the analyst training rotation have spent up to three months on Civic Consulting's team as externs, offering a unique opportunity to build public-sector consulting expertise while making a tangible difference in the city.

Top performing Credit Analysts are eligible after completing their first rotation at The PrivateBank. Please contact Denise Maple (312-564-3971) at The PrivateBank to learn more or apply. To get more information, you can also contact Haley Sonenthal (312-377-6681) at Civic Consulting Alliance.

To date, PrivateBank Fellows have participated in projects addressing economic development, education and healthcare, including:

  • Creating financial models to help the new City Treasurer determine priorities
  • Establishing a working group to coordinate Citywide efforts in tourism
  • Building a vision and strategy for technology in Chicago
  • Developing Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s network and capability plan 
A fellowship with Civic Consulting is an amazing opportunity – you get to work on amazing projects for your city, vastly improve your professional skillset, and get connected to the community. It’s everything you’d want as a young professional, all wrapped up into one bundle.

Teddy Raskin


Former PrivateBank Fellow

Past Fellows
Shawn Bradley

“I would tell someone considering a position at Civic Consulting that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll tackle some of the biggest concerns this city has – critical projects that have a direct impact on the lives of the majority of the citizens of Chicago.”


Jarrett Brotzman

"Our externship allowed us to interact with a diverse group of civic leaders, provided us with opportunities to present our ideas to senior public sector executives, and gave us a big role in finding solutions for Chicago. "


Teddy Raskin

“Civic Consulting Alliance opened doors for me in all sorts of unexpected ways: after my project, I became a resource for my office to make connections to the public sector and to do so in a meaningful way.”


Allison Sackett

"I was so excited to have the opportunity to work on such an important project for the Chicago Public School system. In only a few weeks, I was able to learn so much."


Banking on Chicago

As new financial analysts at The PrivateBank in Chicago, we typically don't work closely with top public sector executives to address the city's most pressing needs. Our externship at Civic Consulting Alliance was anything but typical... Read More

We return to The PrivateBank as better corporate citizens, and remain inspired by our peers at Civic Consulting Alliance.

Teddy Raskin and Jarrett Brotzman

Credit Analysts, The PrivateBank

Former Civic Consulting

PrivateBank Fellows