Alumni Board of Governors Externship Program

Program Overview 

Spend 1-5 enriching days learning more about an exciting career through the Alumni Board of Governors (ABG) Externship Program!

A partnership between Career Advancement and the Alumni Board of Governors, the ABG Externship Program gives undergraduates the opportunity to shadow UChicago alumni, family members, and friends at their place of work during winter and spring breaks. Externships are an excellent way to expand your professional network, get an inside look at your field of interest, and explore your post-graduation options. Career Advancement offers externships in a variety of fields, including the arts, business, consulting, finance, government, law, medicine, nonprofits, STEM, and more!

If you are interested in applying to the ABG Externship Program, be sure to review the FAQapplication procedures, the list of available externships, and testimonials from past participants. For more information on the ABG Externship Program, please contact Sergut Dejene at

PLEASE NOTE: Externships are unpaid. In addition, students are responsible for any costs associated with the externship (transportation, housing, meals, etc.)

2014-2015 Program Dates

Winter Externships: December 15-19, 2014
Student Application Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014

Spring Externships: March 23-27, 2015
Student Application Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015

Interested in Hosting an Extern?

If you are interested in hosting an extern, please complete the form available on the prospective host registration page.

For more information, contact Sergut Dejene, Experiential Education Manager, at

About the Alumni Board of Governors

The Alumni Board of Governors and its committees work with the Alumni Association to enhance services for alumni as well as voice alumni opinion on issues affecting the University community. Their work includes identifying opportunities to engage alumni more fully in the life of the University and piloting innovative programs to involve alumni in serving students and one another.