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 $5,000 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 posted by BFI.
We also 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).
“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
Available Research Assistantship Positions with UChicago Faculty
- Two research assistantships with Professor Anjali Adukia, Harris Public Policy (Text Analysis | Computer Vision / Image Analysis)
- One research assistantship with Professor Marianne Bertrand, Chicago Booth
- One research assistantship with Thomas Best, Manager of Research and Analytics at UChicago’s Center for Health and the Social Sciences
- Two research assistantships with Professor Emanuele Colonnelli, Chicago Booth
- Two research assistantships with Professor Michael Dinerstein, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
- One research assistantship with Professor Jonathan Dingel, Chicago Booth
- One research assistantship with Professor Steven Durlauf, Harris Public Policy
- One research assistantship with Andrea Flores, Methods Core Director at UChicago’s Center for Health and the Social Sciences
- One research assistantship with Professor Eyal Frank, Harris Public Policy
- Two research assistantships with Professor Peter Ganong, Harris Public Policy
- One research assistantship with Professor Tom Ginsburg, UChicago Law School
- Two research assistantships with Professor Richard Hornbeck, Chicago Booth
- One research assistantship with Ana Arellano Jimenez, Project Manager, Harris Public Policy’s BIP Lab
- One research assistantship with Professor Elisabeth Kempf, Chicago Booth
- One research assistantship with Professor Scott Nelson, Chicago Booth
- Two research assistantships with Professor Thomas Rauter, Chicago Booth (Accounting Group)
- One research assistantship with Professor James Robinson, Harris Public Policy
Available External Internship Positions
- Internship with Kristen E. Broady, Policy Director, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution
- Internship with Neil Giles, Chief Executive Officer, Traffik Analysis Hub
Propose An External Internship Program for Funding
BFI recognizes that many students want to apply their economic studies in internship opportunities in government, nonprofits, and the private sector. Students may also seek their own off-campus internship opportunities that utilize their economic studies and apply to BFI for funding. Approved external internships will be approved with a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks.
If you have created your own opportunity and are interested in applying to BFI for external summer internship funding, please fill out this form or email the information below to email@example.com by April 1, 2021. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis until May 1.
- Organization, office, or institution for which you would intern
- Proposed scope of work or research project that can reasonably be accomplished in a 10-week (average) window in 400 cumulative hours
- Description of how the internship relates to the study of economics and specific skills that you would utilize in this position
- Name of designated intern supervisor, his/her title, and office or department, along with contact information
- Any other information that would be relevant in selecting you as a successful candidate.
For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.