Public and Social Service

The goal of UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service is to help students find purposeful and rewarding careers in the non-profit, policy, government, and related public service sectors. UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service provides numerous programs, resources, and advising for students to explore their interests and to connect with internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities in policy, direct service, government, and politics, ultimately helping students translate their academic studies into careers that align with their passions and skills.

By participating in the program, students will learn about ways they can make a significant impact in the non-profit and/or government sectors both during their time at UChicago and post-graduation. All students who take advantage of UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service’s skill-building programs, on-campus collaboration, and employer and alumni connections can find meaningful career opportunities.

We have been fortunate to work with Metcalf interns in the Mayor’s office, and they have made a strong contribution to the important work we are doing at City Hall. The Metcalf Internship program is an excellent opportunity for students to gain real world work experience that will help shape their future careers, while having an impact on organizations around the city. This is a terrific program, and we look forward to continuing to work with Metcalf interns and contributing to their personal and professional development.

—Mayor Rahm Emanuel