An Extern is a 1-5 day job-shadowing experience that gives UChicago alumni, family, and friends the opportunity to mentor current UChicago undergraduates (usually first or second-year students), who are interested in their industry and/or profession during the College's winter and spring breaks.

By participating in the program, externs leave with a glimpse of office culture as well as what kinds of skills, knowledge, and capabilities are necessary to succeed in that industry. This program offers you the chance to connect with high-achieving students at no cost. This is a fantastic opportunity to mentor students interested in your career field and maybe even find your next intern!

This year’s Winter Externship Cycle will take place from December 11-15, 2017 and you can express your interest via this form.


We are very flexible in terms of the dates within these timeframes or any confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements that you would like the student to sign pursuant to their externship.

If you have any questions about the program or logistics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ruthie Robinson, at

Thank you for your time!