There are many reasons to seek an internship to complement your formal studies. Internships provide valuable professional development experience. Student interns can improve their skills, gain work experience, network with professionals in their chosen field, and learn about different sector- and organizational cultures. A significant portion of successful internships lead to full-time job offers.

What students are saying about internship opportunities…

  • “Talk with your supervisor before you start. Prepare in advance; you will impress your host if you can hit the ground running.”
  • “Remember that some employers are willing and able to tweak internship job descriptions for the right candidate. So, if the job isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, talk with the employer about possibly adjusting the responsibilities.”
  • “The U-M semester ends earlier than most universities, so U-M students are able to start early. This can give you an advantage in the selection process.”
  • “Make sure you understand what is expected of you. If you don’t, the experience could be disappointing for you and your employer.”
  • “Ask in advance whether you will have to bring your own laptop and/or supplies.”
  • “Set up a weekly meeting with your supervisor. This will ensure that you have time to ask questions and get feedback, plus it gives you an opportunity to build a nice relationship with a key professional contact.”

If you are interested in an internship overseas, contact the International Institute.

Click here to find internship funding opportunities in SEAS financial aid database, including the Weinberg and Sussman internships.

Download our 2019 Internship Placement Stats,  2018 Internship Placement Stats2017 Internship Placement Stats, and 2016 Internship Placement Stats

Common SEAS Internships