Internships are a wonderful way to connect your academic and extracurricular interests with a career opportunity. They allow you to gain exposure to potential careers, develop professional work skills, and obtain a competitive advantage in your job search. It is never too soon to start looking for an internship. Our Office of Career Advancement will help you begin your search early in the academic year to ensure that you won’t miss any opportunities.

One of the most notable of our many avenues to explore internships is the Jeff Metcalf Fellows Program, which provides paid, substantive internships exclusively to students in the College at the University of Chicago. While the actual opportunities may differ slightly each year, internships are available throughout the United States and other countries in a wide variety of fields, including business, government and public policy, international studies, research and education, and social change. The program started in 1997 with eight internships and has grown to nearly 2,000 internships at more than 400 organizations around the world.