Graduate Global Impact (GGI) Internship Program

Do you want to build professional experience but are not sure where to start? UChicagoGRAD supports you in identifying and applying for internship opportunities on campus and around the world. Each year, our Graduate Global Impact (GGI) internship program places students in meaningful, skill-building internships that make use of their graduate training. We offer two GGI internship options:

  • GGI Pitch. Create your own customized “pitch” internship with an organization that otherwise could not afford to pay an intern. A limited number of $6,000 stipends will be awarded to students for these internship projects. Pitch internship deadlines occur each year on February 28. PhD students also have the opportunity to apply for academic-year pitch internships each July.
  • GGI Final-Year PhD. Design an internship project or pursue a pre-established internship in academia, industry, nonprofits, or government in the year you graduate with your PhD or directly after you receive your PhD. Stipends of $6,000 will be awarded to eligible projects and are available on a rolling basis.

Review the infographic below to determine which GGI program is right for you. Then, schedule a meeting with a UChicagoGRAD career advisor to discuss your internship options.

Students interested in building experience in higher education administration should consider UChicagoGRAD’s Credential in Higher Education Administration, a co-curricular professional development program that supports aspiring college and university administrators.

Questions? Email Kathrin Kranz at

A table showing the application deadlines of different GGI programs