2020-2021 GRAD Global Impact Internships Announced

International House 2020-2021 GRAD Global Impact Internship Program Announced:

Applications now accepted.

International House announces the GRAD Global Impact Internship Program for the 2020-2021 academic year (September 29 through June 12). As a part of this program, ten outstanding graduate students will be selected to serve as GRAD Global Impact Interns. In reflecting the diversity of the programming at International House, GRAD Global Impact Interns shall come from the United States and a variety of other countries and represent all graduate divisions and professional schools at the University of Chicago. GRAD Global Impact Interns will report to the Assistant Director, Programs and Communications and will collaborate with other student project assistants, non-resident graduate fellows, and undergraduate Metcalf Interns. GRAD Global Impact Interns will also work collaboratively with UChicagoGRAD and Graduate Council. GRAD Global Impact Interns will 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. GRAD Global Impact Interns will arrange activities through the Graduate Commons Program, which promotes interpersonal and intercultural understanding and friendship among all UChicago grads. Global Impact Interns will help build relationships among graduate students and postdocs and plan and implement many of the popular on-going educational, cultural, and recreational House programs for graduate and professional school students.

GRAD Global Impact Interns will plan and implement programs in the following areas: internationally-focused public programs through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series, weekly language and culture tables and related dining activities, professional development programs, health and wellness programs, and social activities.


Serve as ambassadors and articulate advocates for International House and its mission within the UChicago Grad community and beyond. 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. Support special opportunities for graduate students to engage with leading figures from the world stage through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series. Coordinate the Diplomatic Encounters Series. Plan 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. Organize cooking programs and special dining experiences.

Provide staff support for ongoing programs and operations of International House including orientation activities for non-resident graduate students, social hours, annual International Thanksgiving Homestay Program, Sunday Supper, cultural celebrations, and alumni engagement activities. Perform routine administrative tasks related to these duties.

COMPENSATION: $17.00 per hour

SCHEDULES: Regular attendance, weekly office hours (3 hrs/week), and significant evening and weekend work. Quarterly schedules vary and are based on event calendars; the weekly time commitment is 12-15 hours. Appointments are for the academic year. This position will begin on September 29, 2020 and continue through June 12, 2020. There will be quarterly reviews of all positions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Enrollment as a graduate or professional school student or postdoc 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 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 Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and ExpressionEngine preferred. Experience living or working in an international setting a plus. Audio-visual skills a plus. Energy, creativity, and dedication.

Please submit a completed application form along with a letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae to International House at i-house-programs@uchicago.edu