Global Program Fellows Internship Program

2023-2024 — Global Program Fellows Internship Program

— Applications now closed 

International House announces the newly renamed International House Global Program Fellows internship program for 2023-2024. As a part of this program, outstanding graduate students will be selected to serve as Global Program Fellows interns for self-designed programs and to support ongoing activities through our Graduate Commons Program. In reflecting the diversity of the programming at International House, Global Program Fellows interns shall come from all around the world, representing all graduate divisions and professional schools at the University of Chicago. Interns will report to the Assistant Director, Programs & Communications and will collaborate together with other student project assistants, Graduate Fellows, and undergraduate Metcalf Interns. They will also work collaboratively with UChicagoGRAD, Graduate Council, the Office of International Affairs, and other campus partners. Graduate interns work as a team to ensure the exceptional diversity of the graduate community connected to International House, and will find creative ways to reach out on an ongoing basis to the broader University community. They arrange programs and events through the Graduate Commons Program that help build relationships among graduate students and postdocs. Programs fall in the following areas: internationally-focused public programs through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, language and culture tables, professional development programs, health and wellness programs, social activities, and the Global Mentorship Network, in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Global Program Fellows interns will conceive and implement activities for graduate and professional school students that enhance the mission of International House and contribute to the students’ positive campus experience. Through self-designed internships, interns will find innovative ways to provide in person and some virtual programming for grad students and postdocs. Throughout the year, they will continue to implement social activities focusing on a particular cultural theme or country celebration; organize regular sports and recreational activities; organize round table discussion groups and language exchange programs; plan and schedule trips in and around Chicago; amongst others. Global Program Fellows interns will also provide administrative support to staff for ongoing programs and operations of International House, including orientation activities for graduate students, Sunday Supper, and alumni engagement activities. They will serve as ambassadors and articulate advocates for International House and its mission within the UChicago graduate student community and beyond.

COMPENSATION: $18.63 per hour

SCHEDULES: Attendance at regular office hours will be mandatory. Significant evening and weekend work may be required. The weekly time commitment is 12-15 hours. Appointments are for the 2023-2024 academic year.

QUALIFICATIONS: Enrollment as a graduate or professional school student at the University of Chicago required. Knowledge of the demands of University life and familiarity with University and City of Chicago resources. Ability to work with a large ethnically and culturally diverse population; excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in program ideation and planning, student leadership activities and/or community services. Experience in communications and marketing of programs; strong written and oral communication skills. Commitment to quality and to providing the team with the most valuable service possible; ability to exercise sound judgments and solve problems required. Proficiency in Photoshop and Canva, Illustrator, and Voices preferred. Experience living or working in an international setting a plus. Audio-visual skills a plus. Energy, creativity, and dedication.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below and submit along with a resume/curriculum vitae. All materials should be submitted to

2023-2024_Global Program Fellows_Intern_Application_Form.pdf



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