Global Voices-Metcalf Internship Program

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


Elisa Bayoumi

“As an International House resident and an intern, the Global Voices Program has provided me with endless opportunities to interact and celebrate so many diverse cultures. I love the contributions that the communities partnering with the Global Voices Program provide for our local community. It’s amazing to be able to work with such a beneficial program.”

Elisa Bayoumi is a second-year in the college who lives in International House. Her family is originally from Spain, England, and Egypt, but she grew up in Washington D.C. She is a Political Science and Fundamentals double major with an interest in the nature and structure of political power. She works with the Productions and Communications teams and is a public events coordinator.

JocelynJocelyn Garcia

"Being a Global Voices Intern at International House has provided me with the opportunity to work and learn from people from many cultural backgrounds. Every event is a learning experience that allows me to gain knowledge about different parts of the world. I've always wanted to promote diversity, and working at I-House gives me the opportunity to do so."

Jocelyn is a fourth-year in the College majoring in Economics and Spanish. For the last two summers, she has worked with Latino and refugee populations in Chicago. She is currently one of the event coordinators and is involved with the Communications and Productions teams, and helps maintain the International House website. 

NatalieNatalie Kessler

"As a former resident of International House, I have always enjoyed attending the various events the Global Voices Program hosts throughout the year. Now that I am one of the Metcalf Interns working for this program, I can work closely with those who come from diverse backgrounds and continue to participate in International House's unique community."

Natalie is a fourth-year in the College and from one of the suburbs of Chicago. She is currently pursuing a double major in Public Policy and Global Studies. Natalie is the Lead Production Intern, coordinating and training other interns who work on all aspects of Global Voices promotional materials including social media, graphic design, posters, videos, digital media boards, and the International House website. 

AlexAlex Maqueria

"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 third-year student majoring in both Psychology and English Language and Literature. He enjoys working performance events and IOP events. 

Hazel Martello

"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 second-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

RenaRena Slavin

"Being a Global Voices Metcalf intern has afforded me the invaluable opportunity to develop a professional skill set while contributing to the university community. I have always believed that cultural exchange fosters understanding among individuals of different backgrounds. My work at I-House allows me to be part of this process."

Rena is a fourth-year from Great Neck, NY. She is pursuing a double major in Economics and Music. As the Lead Communications Intern, Rena manages the website, event promotion, and the journalism team. 

Sam Venkatesh

"I applied to the Global Voices program in order to meet and get more involved with many people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. I want to expose myself to as many different perspectives and ideas as possible which this unique program allows me to do alongside peers who have the same desire."

Sam is a second-year from Los Angeles. He is currently studying physics in the College. As a Global Voices-Metcalf Intern, Sam designs posters for the different events and works as an events coordinator during events.

Calvin Wang

"As a Global Voices Intern, I've had the incredible opportunity to work at and attend a variety of different events. From lectures to performances, festivals to panels, the events sponsored by the Gloal Voices program have exposed me to such a diverse group of interests, cultures, and people. I would be surprised to find another internship that rivals the sheer variety our programming provides."

Calvin is a third-year from Beijing, China who now lives in Boston. He is a former resident of International House and is pursuing a double major in English and History. 

Renee Wehrle

"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 second-year in the College living in International House. She is from Omaha, Nebraska and is pursuing a double major in English and Music. Renee serves on the Communications team for the Global Voices Program and staffs events.

A Global Voices Metcalf Intern films a policy forum.