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 applied to Global Voices because I wanted to become more involved in the incredibly diverse International House community. So far, I've met a lot of great people and have had a lot of fun putting together events, especially the recent One Campus Cook Off, where I got the full experience of planning an event completely from scratch and learned first-hand about all of the challenges that can come up in the process."
Isabel is a second-year student hailing from Austin Texas, though her family originates in Malaga, Spain. Isabel is an Economics/Creative Writing double major. This summer, she will be staying in Chicago to work as a research assistant at the Booth and Harris schools.
“Working at International House has given me the opportunity to interact and work closely people from many different professional and cultural backgrounds. This kind of experience is invaluable and difficult to find at other internship opportunities. On a more personal note, I feel as though I have tangibly contributed to the residential community here at International House by engaging residents and community members through social media and events. I love when more residents come together and enjoy our programming."
Sophia is a current I-House resident. A third-year in the College, she is deciding between a degree in Environmental Studies or International Studies. Sophia works on promotion and distribution of Global Voices events, updating bulletin boards, posting information on social media, and managing the I-House Instagram. Sophia enjoys working as a coordinator for all the International House Events, but most especially the weekly ice cream social.
"Working as a Global Voices Metcalf Intern gives me the opportunity to get involved in so many events that are happening here on campus. I am glad that I can be part of the team that is changing people's view on other cultures and different parts of the world."
Minyu is a second-year from Wuhan, China majoring in Spanish and Political Science. In addition to helping design promotional material and update web pages, Minyu also helped crown the first ever king of the Festival of Nations last year!
"Every event of the Global Voices Program's lectures and performing arts series has been such an enriching experience for me. The sheer amount and variety of intellectual exchanges that occurs at each of these events is even more amazing now that I am part of the team that facilitates them."
Brandon is a second-year student with a knack for design, making him a great addition to the Global Voices team. He is majoring in Public Policy and Environmental Studies.
"Being a Metcalf intern at I-House is meaningful to me because it allows me to interact closely with other cultures, an experience I began to value growing up in Delhi, the capital of one of the most diverse nations in the world."
Angad joins the Metcalf team from New Dehli, India. He expects to major in History and enjoys working events pertaining to global politics and policy.