Kimpton Fellows Program

Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellows Program

About the Program

The Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellows Program provides paid, year-long employment fellowships for recent graduates of the College. These full-time, substantive opportunities will give students the skills and experience they need to launch a fulfilling career in their field of choice. The program is named in honor of Lawrence A. Kimpton, who served as chancellor of the University (the title formerly used for the University’s chief executive) from 1951-1960 and championed providing robust experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Program Benefits

The Kimpton Fellows Program offers opportunities with a highly diverse range of organizations, including for-profit companies, nonprofits, government agencies, research and philanthropic institutions, educational organizations, and social service providers. All positions are paid and include benefits.

In addition to their fellowship opportunities, all Kimpton Fellows will participate in professional development seminars organized with partner programs at Northwestern University and Princeton University that will teach fellows how they can take advantage of their fellowship experience to pursue their long-term career goals. All fellows will also have access to alumni mentors who are currently working in their field of interest.


Students graduating at the end of Autumn Quarter 2017, Winter Quarter 2018, or Spring Quarter 2018 are eligible for the program. The program serves students of all majors and career interests. Employers may set additional eligibility criteria for particular opportunities.

Application Process

Applications for the Kimpton Fellows Program will open in Autumn Quarter 2017. Fellowships will be posted on a rolling basis, and deadlines will be set by individual employers.

All Kimpton Fellowship opportunities will be posted in UChicago Handshake. Students are welcome to apply to any fellowships that interest them. All candidates for the Kimpton Fellows Program will be required to submit a resume and cover letter for each fellowship they apply to. Additional application materials may be required: applicants should read the job description carefully.


For more information about the Kimpton Fellows Program, please contact Clare Nowogrocki at