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.
The Jeff Metcalf Fellows program honors Harold "Jeff" Metcalf (AM' 53), Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business from 1956-1975 and Director of Athletics for the University from 1976-1981. Jeff Metcalf was also a long-time member of the International House Board of Governors serving on the Development Committee. The program has been made possible by alumni, parents, and friends all over the world, and it has remained true to Jeff's vision of strengthening the University's global community.
Within International House, Metcalf Interns have the unique opportunity to assist with various aspects of the Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series including program coordination, public relations and marketing and providing logistical support to International House. Learn more about the Metcalf Internship program.
Global Voices Metcalf Interns
"I am thrilled to contribute to the Global Voices Program's effort to enhance cross-cultural understanding and promote the exchange of ideas. I can't imagine a more suitable program than the Global Voices Program that enriches the University, the local community, and the City of Chicago by dedicating itself to celebrate diverse cultures and raise awareness of global issues."
Yeonsu is a fourth-year Global Voices-Metcalf intern, who works with the Communications and Productions teams. She majors in History and is from Seongnam, South Korea.
“I was first drawn to the Global Voices Metcalf Internship Program due to I-House’s mission to highlight and present diverse cultures to the local community in an educational and stimulating environment. I’m excited to be a part of the engaging I-House staff, and to contribute to their mission in making the world a smaller space by promoting a diverse cultural space and emphasizing unique voices both in this University and beyond.”
Terry is a fourth-year from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is pursuing a major in English Language & Literature as well as a minor in Human Rights. Terry serves on the Communications team for the Global Voices Program.
"Working as a Global Voices Metcalf intern has given me a remarkably eye-opening experience of not only the variety of events that take place right here on our campus at Chicago, but also glimpses into cultural events that occur all over the world. The utter variety of and care given to each event never ceases to amaze me, and I'm so thrilled to be part of the team."
Alex is a fourth-year student majoring in both Psychology and English Language and Literature. He enjoys working performance events and IOP events.
"I was excited to join the Metcalf team because I knew it would provide me with an amazing opportunity to work with an organization dedicated to the value of culture, politics, art, and community engagement. I’m so happy to have this chance to work through the university to strengthen the community."
Hazel is a third-year Metcalf intern and resident of the International House. She is a Chicago native and hopes to major in Linguistics and minor in Human Rights.
"Being a Metcalf Intern for the Global Voices Program has given me the opportunity to transform my passion for creating connections across cultures and fields of study into action. Working with like-minded peers and connecting with Global Voices speakers and performers inspires me deeply, and I am grateful for the chance to serve the UChicago and Hyde Park communities by helping to coordinate engaging and thought-provoking events."
Renee Wehrle is a third-year in the College living in International House. She is from Omaha, Nebraska and is pursuing a major in English. Renee serves on the Communications team for the Global Voices Program and staffs events.