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Celebrating 25 Years of Metcalf Internships

For 25 years, the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program has provided paid, substantive internships to UChicago students and empowered generations of students and alumni to launch successful careers.

Under the leadership of Dean of the College John W. Boyer (AM’69, Ph.D’75), the Metcalf Program has grown from a small pilot program in the summer of 1997 to a College institution providing 4,000+ internships today.

Explore the Metcalf Program’s history and major milestones as the University celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Impact

  • UChicago students have received 23,600+ Metcalf experiences since the program’s inception.
  • In recent years, 96% of recent graduates have secured post-college plans.
  • Recent graduating classes have launched successful careers and enrolled in graduate study in 40+ countries across 6 continents.

Employer Partners Spotlight

Metcalf employer partners range from neighborhood nonprofits to global companies throughout the U.S. and around the world. We're grateful for the support of our 1,000+ employer partners, including the amazing organizations below. 

  • ABC News
  • Amazon
  • Ariel Investments
  • Bain & Company
  • BDT & Company
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Citadel LLC
  • City of Chicago Mayor's Office
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Heartland Alliance
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Microsoft
  • Morningstar, Inc.
  • New York Times
  • Sidley Austin
  • Smithsonian
  • Sotheby's
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • U.S. Department of State

Capstone Celebration

On May 5, Dean of the College John W. Boyer and Metcalf Program founder Byron D. Trott will participate in a special interview to reflect on the program's success and lay out their vision for its exciting future.