Micro-Metcalf Program

The Micro-Metcalf Program

Part of UChicago’s flagship Jeff Metcalf Internship Program, the Micro-Metcalf Program provides UChicago students with unique opportunities to gain valuable professional experience outside the traditional internship cycle. Through micro-internships, students can learn and hone the skills that employers look for, build meaningful connections with organizations across the country, and get paid – all in your spare time.

What is a micro-internship?

Micro-internships are paid short-term projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries. Often, these projects require 20-40 hours of total work across 2-4 weeks, pay at least $12/hour, and can be completed remotely. They are posted on a rolling basis, and can be applied to year-round.

What are the benefits of a micro-internship?
Micro-Metcalfs are a great way to take advantage of spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:

  • Learn and hone the skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions
  • Explore new industries and potential career paths
  • Build tangible relationships with employers by demonstrating your skills and abilities in substantive projects – many employers use micro-internships as a way to connect with potential interns and full-time hires

Who is eligible for micro-internships?
The Micro-Metcalf Program is open to all students, including CPT-eligible international students. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for micro-internships, please visit the Office of International Affairs’ FAQ page for more information on the CPT approval process and contact the Office of International Affairs.

How can I get started?
To begin exploring Micro-Metcalf opportunities, simply click here. Creating a profile takes just a few minutes, and from there, it only takes a couple of clicks to apply to an opportunity! Please note that some projects are time-sensitive. In such cases, employers may expect their micro-intern(s) to begin working on the project less than one week from when they are selected. If you are selected for a micro-internship, you will receive an email packet that includes information on how to contact the employer so you can discuss a start date and begin work on the project.

We’re here to help! You can contact the Micro-Metcalf team at micrometcalfs@uchicago.edu.