Please connect with Monica Barry should you have any questions about the guidelines below.

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination 

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago, in admissions, employment, and access to programs, considers students and employees on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or other factors irrelevant to study or work at the university. The University cannot thrive unless each member is accepted as an autonomous individual and is treated civilly, without particular regard to his or her sex or any other factor that is irrelevant to participate in the life of the university. Please also note that the University of Chicago considers for admission all students who apply, regardless of citizenship and including undocumented students. As such, applicants who work with UChicagoGRADmay be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, students with DACA, or students who are undocumented.


Important Considerations before Posting Unpaid Internships 

We understand that many organizations rely on the support of unpaid interns. Before posting an unpaid internship, we can that you consider guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor. Employers posting internships in GRAD Gargoyle should review the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division guidelines on compensation.This DOL Fact Sheet provides information on whether workers are considered unpaid interns or paid employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It is expected that employers who post internships are in compliance with these criteria.


Financial Investment 

UChicagoGRAD does not approve employer requests where there is a payment/fee for students to apply for an internship or for training with no guarantee of a job. UChicagoGRAD does not post or promote external fee-based organizations. As part of our experiential education model, we support students through a suite of professional programs and partner with employers to provide skill-building and professional opportunities.