Alumni Board of Governors Externship Program


NEW - Summer 2015 Externships!

Applications for the Summer 2015 cycle of the ABG Externship Program will open on Monday, April 20th. Application deadline is Monday, May 11th.

Program Dates

Summer Externship Program Dates: June 15 - September 25, 2015

Info sessions: Wednesday, April 22nd & Monday, April 27th, Ida Noyes Hall (East Lounge), 5-6pm

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, spring, and summer 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.)

Employers - 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 Ms. 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.