UChicago Student Makenzi Mulkins (left) with fellow interns at the Louisville Metro Government Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation.

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) at the University of Chicago invites students at the University of Chicago studying Economics to apply for posted summer internship opportunities and/or propose to BFI staff an internship program for funding. Funding is made available through BFI’s Kapani Metcalf Summer Internship Program and the Brickell Metcalf Internship Program.

BFI will support the selected summer internship candidates with a stipend of $4,000 for their summer position. Available positions will include Research Assistant positions with faculty at the University of Chicago as well as external internships across the country. Past external internships opportunities have ranged from working in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers to work in municipal government finance. These internships will allow for real world experience and impact.

My economics background from the University was critical in my success at my internship. I was constantly relaying knowledge I had learned in various classes to the department heads I worked with and finding interesting ways to apply it to their problems.”

Daniel Smith, Behavioral Economics Consultant, Office of Performance and Strategic Innovation, Mayor’s Office of Tulsa

We encourage students to find internship opportunities that fit their specific interests and apply their economic background. They can then apply to BFI for funding (see details below).

Currently Open Positions

Opportunities for Summer 2020 will be posted as they become available