GRAD Global Impact (GGI) Internships

Summer 2018 GGI Internships

Do you want a paid summer internship but are not sure where to start? UChicagoGRAD can help you:

  • Identify "Partner" established paid internships on GRADGargoyle job board (available on a rolling basis)
  • Apply to established external internships and serve as your "Mentor" throughout the experience. Schedule a meeting with a UChicagoGRAD career advisor to discuss.
  • [Expired] Create a customized "Pitch" internship that meets GGI criteria. (A limited number of $4,000 stipends were available for internships at host organizations that cannot affort to provide funding. Application deadline was February 15)

How to Get Started

 See slides and handout from 2017 GGI info sessions for more info on the program. You can also meet with a UChicagoGRAD Career Advisor to discuss options by scheduling an advising appointment in GRADGargoyle.  Info sessions for 2018 GGI were held on January 16th and 17th. 

About GGI Internship Program

Tailored to the varied life cycles of UChicago graduate students, GGI internships complement academic training while providing students with professional experience in diverse sectors. Prospective interns must be enrolled in full-time, degree-granting UChicago graduate programs and can select from academic year, summer, and Higher Education Administration (HEA) Internships. Contact Mike Tessel with questions. Employers and host offices interested in posting an internship or job, click here.

GGI Type Criteria

Summer Internship

  • Partner (deadline: rolling)
  • Pitch (deadline: February 17)
  • Mentor (dealiine: rolling)
Training expectation: 250+ hours
Duration: summer quarter
$4,000 stipend
Academic Year Internship Training expectation: 100+ hours per quarter
Duration: 1 quarter minimum
Compensation and stipends vary by host organization
Higher Education Administration (HEA) Internship at UChicago offices

Training expectation: 100+ hours per quarter
Duration: 2 quarters minimum
$15 per hour

Note: HEA interns will participate in an 8-week professionalization workshop series that results in a Higher Education Administration Internship Certificate; Learn more.

Select Past GGI Internships and Hosts

Note: These are only examples to give you an idea of the types of organizations that have hosted GGI interns in the past. You are encouraged to seek out internship hosts that fit your academic and professional goals.

Arab Media and Society
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Black Youth Project
Campaign for Youth Justice
Center for Elementary Math and Science
Chicago Reporter
Civic Knowledge Project
Education & Hope
Field Museum
Forest Preserve Foundation
French Heritage Society
Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative
Health Gives Hope
Hope of Guinea
Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Justice Project
Illinois Republican Party
Institute of Public Environment
International Innovation Corps
Law Office of the Cook County Political Defender
Lindau Lab
Los Angeles Natural History Museum
Musée d'Art Moderne
Narrative 4
National League of Cities
Newberry Library
Office of the Mayor of San Francisco
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Oxfam America
Peabody Essex Museum
Quilombo Xis-Cultural and Community Action
San Juan Citizens Alliance
Seva Mandir
Sierra Club
Smart Museum
Southside Community Arts Center
Spudnik Press
Success of All Youth
The Dusable Museum
The Legacy Project
UChicago Alumni Relations and Development
UChicago Career Advancement
UChicago Disability Services
UChicago Grad Enrollment
UChicago Humanities Division
UChicago Library
UChicago Office of Provost
UChicago UChicgaoGRAD
UChicago University of Chicago Press
US History Scene
Vera Institute of Justice
XO Feminist Productions