The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program
Through the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program, undergraduates at the University of Chicago gain professional experience in a wide range of organizations and fields, including but not limited to: educational institutions, museums, non-profits, arts organizations, investment banks, consulting firms, medical research facilities, human rights organizations, and legal institutions. We require experiences to be substantive and project-based and available to students during the summer and/or academic year.
The Metcalf Internship Program began in 1997 to honor the legacy of Harold “Jeff” Metcalf, AM’53, who was Dean of Students at the Graduate School of Business (now Chicago Booth) from 1956 to 1975.
In 1997, it offered only 6 internships. In 2012, we placed over 500 students in internships in the United States and around the world. And just this past 2013-2014 academic year, we reached a significant milestone by placing 1,000 students in paid internship opportunities through the Metcalf Program!
Benefits of Participating
First and foremost, you gain access to an unparalleled talent pool. Our students’ UChicago core liberal arts education gives them advanced critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills: Metcalf interns consistently make significant contributions to their host organization. The program’s reputation draws the most talented and motivated students on campus, who are often eager to gain experience in a particular industry. You can contribute to our students’ professional development, scout talent for full-time positions, and connect with individuals who may contribute to your organization for years to come. Participating in the Metcalf Program is also an excellent opportunity to increase your organization’s visibility on campus.
Our supportive staff helps manage the hiring process, including arranging remote interviews for international organizations. The flexibility of the Metcalf Program allows employers to seamlessly incorporate students into their own internship programs without any additional requirements.
For employers who request it, UChicago Career Advancement staff will facilitate the applicant screening process. We work closely with University alumni, who review and rank student applications and conduct first-round interviews. This screening service matches employers with applicants whose professional interests and experiences meet the organization’s unique needs.
Interested in hosting a Metcalf Intern? Please contact Cristina Rodriguez.