2021-2022 Global Voices Metcalf Internship Program Announced

International House 2021-2022 Global Voices Metcalf Internship Program Announced:

Applications Now Accepted.

International House is pleased to participate in the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program which provides more than 3,000 paid, substantive internships during the summer and academic year exclusively to UChicago students. 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 of Chicago 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.


The mission of International House of Chicago is to promote cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect, and friendship among students and scholars and toward individuals of all nations and backgrounds. In addition, International House serves the greater Chicago community as a cultural and intellectual center for a wide array of public programs. Over 200 internationally-focused public programs are held each year at International House through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series. These include music and cultural performances, outreach programs with Chicago-area international organizations, collaborations with foreign consulates, language exchanges and discussions, and forums and debates led by distinguished guest speakers.

Global Voices-Metcalf Interns provide public programming support to the International House Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series. The Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series presents and co-sponsors events that advance cross-cultural understanding and opportunities for civic discourse on community, national, and world affairs. Interns assist with event planning, scheduling, logistics, coordination, communications, marketing, community outreach, and public relations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
40% Event Coordination - Support event setup, management, and follow-up of Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series programs, as well as private events held at International House. Assist with operational procedures and ensure adherence of the University of Chicago and I-House policies. Special attention to venue set-ups, catering, audio-visual services, client/guest relations, hospitality, branding & messaging, safety, and event strike.

40 % Communications & Marketing - Assist with and maintain official messaging and brand identity in promoting International House Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series. Research and gather information to help interview guest speakers, write and prepare press releases, newsletters, program announcements, and event calendars. Utilize Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, Cool Signs, and Final Cut Pro software for graphic design of posters, flyers, media board announcements, calendars, newsletters, and editing of videos, as well as Meeting Matrix for the design of event venue diagrams. Design and upload approved content and multi-media to the International House website utilizing Expression Engine. Help manage International House social media including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube as related to events, programs, guest speakers, and artists. Distribute and post Global Voices posters and flyers throughout campus and the community. Update International House bulletin boards and cultural display cases. Video-record, photograph, and live-stream select Global Voices programs with professional camera equipment.

20% Public Outreach/ Media Relations - Help establish reliable networks with diverse constituency groups and regularly scheduled communication with news offices and external media outlets within the University of Chicago and the City of Chicago. Support and foster student and community engagement with master artists, scholars, and leading figures from the world stage through Global Voices programs and events. Help cultivate and recruit collaborative partnerships with University departments, area studies centers, recognized student groups, and non-profit organizations. Help manage I-House public events listservs.

COMPENSATION: $15.00 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Enrollment as an undergraduate student in The College at the University of Chicago required. Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to work with a large ethnically and culturally diverse population; Excellent customer service skills; Energy, creativity, dedication; Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Proficiency in Illustrator and/or Final Cut Pro is a plus; Experience in event management and marketing is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter to Hannah Barton, Assistant Director of Programs and Communications at bartonh@uchicago.edu. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.