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Students will apply to an international internship through the LSA Opportunity Network under the "LSA Hub Internship" tab. Students who have found their own international internships are eligible to join the program as well.

Positions will be posted for Summer 2018 starting in late October. Applications generally take place between November and February, although depending on industry and location the timing may vary. The first deadline for many summer 2018 applications will be Nov. 15, 2017; after that, any unfilled positions will re-open and the process will continue until all opportunities are filled. 

Have questions or want to talk with us directly? Come to drop-in hours in 2113 LSA anytime Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, or email us!

Step 1: Am I Eligible?

You must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to apply for the LSA Opportunity Hub's international internships program:

  • You must be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of LSA (including undeclared LSA students). Students in other schools/colleges (including students who are only pursuing an LSA minor, not an LSA major), students from other U-M campuses, individuals outside the U-M system, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.
  • You must be returning to the University of Michigan as an enrolled student in the fall semester following the internship. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Don't meet the eligibility requirements? You may still apply to any of the partner organizations without participating in the LSA Opportunity Hub's international internships program. Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements may not apply to alumni-hosted internships.

Step 2: What are the Program Requirements?

If you are placed in an internship abroad through the LSA Opportunity Hub, you must complete the following requirements at the stated times:

At any point before or during your internship, you must:

  • Inform the LSA Opportunity Hub and the company you were placed with if your plans change in any way.
  • Read all emails from the LSA Opportunity Hub and the company you are placed with and respond/act in a timely manner, if response or action is required.

Prior to departing for your internship, you must:

  • Attend ONE Health & Safety Workshop and swipe your M-Card upon arrival as proof of attendance.
  • Attend the Hub's International Internship Pre-Departure Meeting, which is usually held after the end of winter semester classes on a study day.
  • Complete all pre-departure health and safety requirements in M-Compass prior to the Hub's Pre-Departure Meeting. For more information about these requirements, please refer to the page about Health & Safety.
  • Ensure that you obtain necessary work authorization for the country you are traveling to, if applicable, such as a visa.

During your internship, you must:

  • Blog once per week during your internship (on the Hub blog, which is viewable by the public).

After your internship, you must:

  • Attend the Hub's International Internship Reunion, which is usually held after the start of fall classes.
  • Produce a digital poster about your experience to present at the LSA Opportunity Hub International Internship Showcase, which is usually held in October following the internship.
    • 2017: Wednesday, October 25, 6-7:30 p.m., Michigan League: Hussey Room & Concourse Area

Step 3: Get Ready to Apply

Before applying, you must decide if you will apply to an internship with a vetted placement company or to an alumni-hosted internship. Read about the difference to determine which type of internship is the best fit for you.

Once you've decided which type of position is right for you, browse the positions by locationfunction, or language to decide which are most interesting to you. Before you start completing the application:

  • If you've chosen to apply to an alumni-hosted internship, you will apply in the LSA Opportunity Network.
  • If you've chosen to apply to a partner package internship, you will apply directly on their website. Questions about this step should be directed to the vetted placement company, although Global Opportunities is happy to give advice.

Step 4: Write Resumes & Cover Letters

Make sure to write a tailored resume and cover letter for each position to which you plan to apply!

Your resume and cover letter should be in separate documents--do not combine them into one document. Save them as PDF documents and name them in a way that makes it clear which resume and which cover letter you wrote for which job (ex: Doe, Jane Resume NewPath Consulting CRM).

Address the "Desired Qualifications" and "Language Requirements" for the position. For example, if you are applying to a position for which experience with a specific software is required, make sure to mention your experience with that software and demonstrate what you know. Need help with your resume and cover letter? Check out the Hub's resume and cover letter resources!


How long do Alumni-Hosted Internships last?

Unless otherwise specified, the dates for alumni-hosted internships will be worked out between the student and the employer. Most internships last 6-8 weeks. 

My internship is through a Vetted Placement Company, but I want help preparing for my international internship.

If you would like assistance preparing for and reflecting on your international internship, email us to join the LSA International Internship Program! 

Benefits include:

  • Join a cohort of students interning abroad this coming summer
  • Meet past interns to get advice on how to maximize your international internship
  • Reflect on your international experiences over the summer, and receive assistance on translating your international internship to future opportunities

The "Apply" button is not appearing on the position description

If you haven't yet already, click the "Documents" tab on the left sidebar and upload your resume and cover letter. After your resume is uploaded, the "Apply" button will appear on the individual positions. 

Click on the position, then click "Apply" in the upper right. Select the resume or cover letter that you prepared for this position, then click "Submit."

My profile page on the LSA Opportunity Network keeps saying that my resume is "in Review for Approval."

The LSA Hub does not need to approve your resumes - the problem is that the document is not converting properly from a Word document to a PDF. We are working to resolve this error with our software provider.

If you see this error message, make sure to upload your documents from the "Documents" tab on the sidebar, and to upload them as PDFs instead of as Word documents.