Metcalf Internships

Exclusively for University of Chicago undergraduates, the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program connects top employers with talented candidates for paid, substantive internships that support students’ professional development. Through the Metcalf Program, your organization can recruit ambitious, intelligent UChicago interns with an unrivaled work ethic. More than 70 percent of employers return every year to hire Metcalf Interns. They consistently report that our students exceed expectations and make significant contributions to the company. Here’s what some of our previous employers have to say about the quality of our students:

“I think that hiring a Metcalf student is essentially having an incredibly motivated employee who has so much experience already and poise and maturity. Metcalf students have the ability to get on the phone and negotiate in a way that I’m shocked that any 20-year old can speak. They’re such an asset.”

Rebecca Benghiat, AB ’99
Executive Director
Seleni House Foundation

“We can’t imagine having executed what we did last year without our Metcalf intern. She was incredibly savvy and flexible—we considered her an extension of our staff.”

Jolene Pinder
Executive Director
New Orleans Film Society

“We teach them the methods we want them to apply on projects, and within a week they are very independent. UChicago students get trained, go, and do the job.”

Felix Forest
Head of Molecular Systematics
Royal Botanical Garden, Kew

Read more about the benefits of participating in the program and hear from more of our past employer partners!

Founded in 1998, today this proven program places interns each year across the globe in a variety of industries. If your organization is interested in hosting a Metcalf intern, please review our employer requirements and submit an employer registration form.

If you would like to learn more about the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program or other internship/full-time recruiting opportunities, please contact Amanda Thompson, Senior Assistant Director, Employer Development.