Students with an interest in bettering our world find the University of Chicago’s rigorous liberal arts education, through which they gain essential writing, critical thinking, and research skills, to be excellent preparation for careers in the public and social service fields. Whether you gravitate toward community development, education, public policy, or politics, you will find a breadth of opportunities through the Fried Public Policy and Service Program. Students go on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including non-profits, government, think tanks, non-profit consulting, and corporate social responsibility.
A noncompetitive program that students may join at any time throughout their College years, the Fried Program offers career exploration and skill-building workshops, mentorship, on-campus employer information sessions and recruitment, employer site visits, networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in the public and social service sectors, and more than 300 paid social service internships and fellowships available each year through the College.
As are all UChicago Careers In programs, the Fried Public Policy and Service Program is open to students of any major.