Student Opportunities

Join the IOP and fellow students from Harvard and Georgetown for a cross-cultural exploration of global urban development challenges in the 21st century. Five students from UChicago will be selected to participate in this trip, which will be led by the UK-based international organization Common Purpose in collaboration with the BINUS University in Jakarta. The cost of the trip is $500 per person, though financial assistance is available for qualified students. Click below for more info and to apply.

Apply by April 3 »

The International Policy Program (IPP) aims to highlight current events in global affairs. This series gives students the opportunity to invite experts in the Chicago area to discuss current hot-button topics around the world. In the 2016/17 year, the committee hosted events on topics ranging from female representation around the world, US-Russia relations, and the future of Europe. The committee also organizes a career mentorship series that focuses on international relations and public service. Members of this committee will work closely with IOP staff and its Student Advisory Board to learn the skills needed for successful event production. Click below for more info and to apply.

Apply by April 10 »

The David Axelrod Reporting Grant, established in 2015, provides funding to one student per year to pursue an original, long-form reporting project over the summer that sheds light on a current issue from a unique perspective. The grant may be applied to travel expenses or other resources needed to execute the project. The writer coordinates with Gate staff throughout the summer with the intention of publishing the piece by October 1, 2017. Click below for more info and to apply.

Apply by April 14 »