Non-Academic Internships

Graduate Global Impact (GGI) Internships
GGI internships provide graduate students with opportunities to further develop academic and professional skills. Nine SSD graduate students received funding to pursue summer internships of their own design in 2019.


  • Ph.D. Student in Anthropology: Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
  • Ph.D. Student in Anthropology: Mesopotamia Foundation, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  • Ph.D. Student in Anthropology: The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D. Student in Anthropology: Charlevoix Village Association, Detroit, MI
  • Ph.D. Student in Comparative Human Development: Neighborhood Engagement Hub, Flint, MI
  • Ph.D. Student in History: Northeastern Illinois University Library, Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D. Student in Sociology: National Mental Health Network, Beijing, China
  • M.A. Student in International Relations: World Relief, Chicago, IL
  • M.A. Student in Middle Eastern Studies : European Stability Initiative, Berlin, Germany

GRADFair is UChicago’s annual career fair exclusively for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and recent graduate alumni—one of the only such career fairs in the country. GRADFair connects employers from industry, nonprofits, and government to graduate student and postdoctoral attendees. Recent employers include American Enterprise Institute, American Institutes for Research, Bronner Group, Mathematica Policy Research, Noble Network of Charter Schools, and the U.S. Department of State.