Metcalf Internship Program

The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program provides paid, substantive internships exclusively to UChicago undergraduates during the summer and the academic year. Over 4,500 students and 1,000 employers both within the United States and abroad have benefited from the program since its inception in 1997.

Read about the experiences of past Metcalf interns and explore the opportunities available.

Career Advancement encourages students interested in the program to review application process. Prospective Metcalf interns are also highly encouraged to meet with an adviser at Career Advancement to discuss their application.

If you're an employer interested in hosting a Metcalf intern, please visit the Metcalf Internship Program page for employers.

Who is Jeff Metcalf?

The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program was established in 1997 in honor of Harold “Jeff” Metcalf (AM ’53), who was Dean of Students at the Graduate School of Business from 1956 – 1975 and Director of Athletics from 1976 – 1981. In both of these roles, he was a mentor and friend to students and had a profoundly positive impact on their lives and careers. The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program pays tribute to Jeff’s dedication to helping students both within the University and beyond.

“If it weren’t for Jeff Metcalf, I would not be in the career I am in now. He counseled, advised, arranged for us to make connections and interviews, and generally showed us the way to the wider world. He used his vast contacts as Dean of Students of the Graduate School of Business and later University Athletics Director to impact the career choices of so many of us. Jeff connected me to my first summer internship after sophomore year and completely changed my life.

– Byron D. Trott, AB ’81, MBA ’82 BDT Capital Partners