The Luther H. Foster, Jr. Public Service Internship Program is dedicated to promoting the success of underrepresented populations pursuing public interest careers (government, nonprofits, public policy, social service agencies, etc.) and providing opportunities for students who are committed to amplifying underrepresented voices in politics and social impact. The program offers career resources, leadership development, and funded internship opportunities that align with the program’s mission. The program is open to all students, and students from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to participate.
The 2020-2021 program is supported in part by a generous grant from the University of Chicago Women's Board.
Workshops, Programming, and Internships
The Luther H. Foster, Jr. Public Service Internship Program offers a comprehensive series of workshops to help students build the knowledge, connections, and skills they need to launch a successful career in public service. Upcoming workshop topics may include:
- From Passion to Action: Introduction to Public Service Careers
- Leading with Inclusivity
- Personal Branding and Storytelling
- Informational Interviewing and Career Research
- Interview Preparation
Students are encouraged to check UChicago Handshake frequently for updates about upcoming events.
The program also includes an internship cohort, which helps students secure funded opportunities that align with the program's mission.
How to Apply
Students can learn more and apply on UChicago Handshake. There will be two opportunities to apply for the 2020-2021 program.
- The first cycle is currently accepting applications and will close on December 6, 2020.
- The second cycle will open on December 7, 2020. The deadline will be December 18, 2020.
To get involved or find more information about the program, please contact Rabya Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org.