A key goal of the myCHOICE Experience programming is to provide real-world, practical experience in a specific career field. Internships, defined as “hands-on opportunities of limited duration (weeks to months),” are an important component of this training experience. myCHOICE is teaming with on- and off-campus partners to provide a diverse array of internships that will be announced as they become available. All myCHOICE internships are unpaid and part-time (10 hours per week), lasting approximately 10 weeks.
95% of myCHOICE interns report that the internship influenced their career trajectory.
Autumn Quarter 2020 Internships
Internship applications are due by Friday, September 18th @ 5 pm.
- Bioinformatics Intern — Center for Data Intensive Science
- Biotechnology Analyst — Aspire Capital Fund, LLC
- Blogging Science — UChicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Development
- Conservation and Data Analysis — The Morton Arboretum
- Conservation Planning and Research — The Morton Arboretum
- Entrepreneurship & Research Commercialization — Polsky Center iCorps Program
- Program Development & Alumni Outreach— myCHOICE
- Research Development — Office of Research and National Laboratories
- Science and Social Justice — Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs and Office of Diversity & Inclusion
- Science Writing and Digital Media — Physical Sciences Division Office of Communications
- Science Writing and Digital Media — UChicago Medicine & Biological Sciences’ Marketing and Communications
- Science Writing and Social Media — UChicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Technology Impact Communication — Beam Project
- Technology Diligence — SmartHealth Catalyzer
- Academic Conference Planning — Microbiome Centers Conference (postponed until further notice but please submit inquiry for future notification of opportunity)
.Requirements & Expectations of Part-Time Interns
- All internships are unpaid, volunteer experiences intended to increase your awareness of a specific field or profession.
- Until further notice, all internships will be held remotely.
- You must complete the Internship Application.
- You agree to commit approximately 10 – 12 hours per week for one or more academic quarters.
- Upon selection for an internship, you will collaborate with the Internship Host to complete an Internship Learning Agreement.
- If you are a UChicago graduate student or postdoctoral scientist, you:
- must obtain permission from your PI and the relevant Dean of Students/Postdocs.
- are encouraged to consult with one of the myCHOICE Navigators (Mike Tessel or Briana Konnick) prior to applying for the internship by making an appointment HERE. These consulting appointments are restricted to University of Chicago graduate students and postdocs.
- Graduate students in the Biological Sciences Division only: register for the internship to earn course credit (50 units of credit).
Participating in an internship will help you to stand out
in the crowd of other job applicants.
Past myCHOICE Internships
These internships are not being offered at this time
- Digital Media Management — Chicago Quantum Exchange
- Industry Strategy & Business Development — Chicago Quantum Exchange
- Connecting Core Facility Technologies with Research Applications — Office of Shared Research Facilities
- Clinical Informatics Intern — Center for Data Intensive Science
- Data Quality Assurance — Center for Data Intensive Science
- Digital Outreach Internship — Center for Data Intensive Science
- Development of User Tools for Cancer Data Models — Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
- Communications Landscape Analysis — The Morton Arboretum
- Life Sciences Equity Research — Driehaus Capital
- Education Program Coordinator — Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Healthcare Analyst— Flow-Fx LLC
- Science Communication & Digital Engagement — C2ST
- Research: Conservation and Sustainability— The Morton Arboretum
- Software Product Management Intern — Center for Data Intensive Science
- Biotechnology Investment Analyst — Lincoln Park Capital Fund
- Scientific Writing & Grant Development — UChicago Research Computing Center
- University Administration — UChicago BSD, Office of the Dean
- Healthcare Analyst: Osteoporotic Fracture Fixation — Flow-Fx LLC
- Healthcare Analyst: Osteomyelitis Treatment — Flow-Fx LLC
- Electron Microscopy Skills & Core Management — Advanced EM Facility
- Science Communications — Institute for Translational Medicine
- Computational Cancer Research — Tempus
- Bioinformatics Curriculum Design in Higher Education — Graham School for Continuing Studies
- Industry Research Strategy & Business Development — Synlogic
- Science Communications — UChicago Tech
- Project Coordinator — Arete
- Marketing & Communications — Arete
- Marketing & Operations — Polsky Accelerator (LabRepo)
- Biological Sciences Consultant — John Crerar Library
- Clinical Trial Coordination — Institute for Translational Medicine
- Clinical Trials Marketing — Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Project Development & Grantsmanship — Center for Research Informatics
- Science Communications & Digital Marketing — Taconic
- Application Development for Medical Device Value Chain Platform — ConnectSx