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Spring Quarter 2020
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Fried Public Policy and Service Program

The Fried Public Policy and Service Program is a non-selective program that welcomes all students who are interested in making an impact on the world through internships and beyond graduation. Students pursue careers in a broad range of fields including non-profits, think tanks, local and federal government as well as with the quickly evolving sectors in big data, corporate social responsibility, impact and non-profit consulting, and economic development. For all these areas, program advisers offer guidance and industry expertise to help students identify public policy and service opportunities best suited to their skills and interests.

Scheduling an Appointment

Advising appointments are one-on-one meetings. Students can make an appointment through Handshake to have a strategic conversation about their career, prepare the best application materials possible, find resources to search for internships and jobs, or sharpen their interview skills.


The Fried Public Policy and Service Program assists students in identifying internship opportunities that help them build professional skills and industry expertise. Organizations that have hosted UChicago students for internships include the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Woodrow Wilson Center, Milken Institute, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Africa Grant Advisors, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Juvenile Protective Association, Brookings Institution, and many others.


Each week, the Fried Public Policy and Service Program sends an industry-specific list of internship and full-time opportunities. The newsletter also includes events on campus to help students learn more about careers and activities in public policy and service. Sign up for the program listhost to get updates about upcoming programs and application deadlines.

Selective Tracks

Responding to students’ diverse interests, the Fried Public Policy and Service Program offers several selective programs, each designed to guide students in their career path, help to build skills, and sharpen applications for internships and full-time jobs.

Public Policy Leaders Program

Public Policy Leaders is a selective track within the Fried Public Policy and Service Program offered for students who are ambitious about pursuing public sector and social impact careers. Selected students will have access to funded internships, career treks, and trainings in both technical and soft skills. Exclusive programming will be offered by experts from the Harris School of Public Policy, the Institute of Politics, the Social Sciences Division, the School of Social Service Administration, and graduate student mentors. Students will complete the bulk of programming during their second and fourth years in order concentrate on their internship search during third year. 

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Health Policy Scholars Program

Spanning a variety of disciplines and areas of study from public health and health services research to lawmaking and government, health policy is a dynamic field offering a range of exciting career paths with the opportunity to address a number of important and complex issues locally, nationally, and globally.

The Health Policy Scholars Program is a one-year selective track for students interested in pursuing a broad range of careers in health policy.  Health Policy Scholars will participate in a series of focused seminars on topics central to policy design and implementation, as well as workshops devoted to cultivating the competencies necessary for success in health policy-related careers.

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Support Our Students

The continued support of alumni plays an integral role in the success of students involved in the Fried Public Policy and Service Program. We welcome employers to engage by speaking with students, joining career panels, hosting an intern or extern, or making a gift to the program. If you are interested in any of these options or would like to get involved in other ways, please contact Jo Falk at


For more information about the Fried Public Policy and Service Program, please contact Jo Falk, program director, at