The LSA Opportunity Hub’s Internship Program is a collection of curated, high-quality experiences in the U.S., abroad, and virtually. These transformative opportunities are exclusively for LSA students and are often hosted by LSA alumni. Our team is here to support you through every step of the process.
Joining the program unlocks access to tailored guidance throughout the exploration, application, and internship process. Whether you need help finding the best position for you, crafting a resume, learning how to make the most of your experience, or strategizing next steps, you will have a point person and network of professionals helping you along the way.
Some program features:
Expertise on different industries and strategies for becoming a competitive candidate.
Support throughout the application, internship, and reflection process, so that you know you’re on the right track and stay in the loop about opportunities that fit your interests.
Coaching on fine-tuning your application materials.
A chance to connect with peers and past interns.
Professional development opportunities to support your growth, catered to your individual needs.
Guided reflection on the meaning and value of your experiences, and how to translate that for your resume and interviews.
All currently enrolled LSA undergraduates who will return in the fall semester following the internship are eligible to apply. Students must commit to completing the full Internship Program requirements if an offer is accepted.
We help you find the best internship for what you want to do, and then we help you afford it. Both merit- and need-based support is available for those who qualify—last year, more than $1 million in internship funding support was given to students! Scholarships cover costs like housing, airfare, and food.
Some internships even have funding opportunities tied to them, such as the Applebaum Internship Program, Samo Alajbegovic Fellowship, and India Internship Initiative.
See our funding page for more information on programs and scholarships tied specifically to funding. And note that certain opportunities, like flash and virtual internships, are not eligible for scholarship funding, and that being placed in an internship doesn't guarantee a scholarship award.
There are two parts to the Hub’s Internship Program application process you’ll need to keep in mind.
First, complete an eligibility screening, which will ensure you qualify for the opportunities in the program, outline participation requirements, and grant you access to vetted, Hub-sourced positions.
Second, once your screening is complete, submit application materials for the internships in the program you want to apply for. Program participants enjoy support from Hub team members on fine-tuning their cover letters and resumes, as well as guidance from internship coordinators with a detailed understanding of what each opportunity entails.
Keep in mind, the application does not guarantee placement in a Hub internship.
Complete the eligibility screening.
International internships are posted in October with an application deadline of Dec. 1.
U.S. internships are posted in January with an application deadline of Feb. 3.
Virtual internship recruiting takes place three times a year, with deadlines in early summer, early fall, and early winter semesters.
Types of Internships
The Internship Program is divided into two areas, with opportunities occurring in the summer:
U.S. Whether exploring nonprofit work at a museum in Detroit, testing your economics knowledge as a finance intern in New York City, or fielding screenplays in Los Angeles, LSA students have opportunities to intern across industries and regions in the U.S. Applications open in January, with a priority deadline of Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.
International. LSA students have explored everything from human rights research to data analytics around the world. Internships abroad challenge you to grow within the workplace and outside it, from language skills to an awareness of your role as a global citizen. Applications open in October with a priority deadline of Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
The Hub sources and provides internship opportunities in four additional areas:
The Applebaum Internship Program, where students intern in some of Detroit's most impactful nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.
The Samo Alajbegović Fellowship, which supports student exploration of work ranging from marine biology to museum curation in the Adriatic Sea region.
Global Virtual Internships, which take place throughout the year and give students the chance to work remotely for organizations around the world.
Flash Internships, fast-paced, high-intensity experiences that give students a taste of what it's like to work in an industry.
Browse the LSA Opportunity Network for current position openings.
The LSA Opportunity Network is the source for internships both in the Hub's program and outside it; alums and employers across the world post positions there seeking talented and hard-working LSA students like you.
The Network is accessible only to LSA students. Browse and apply for positions.