One of the ways members of the LSA Young Alumni Council give back to the College is by working within their personal and professional networks to recruit for internships. Many of our alumni understand the valuable role internships play in the life of a student. Internships provide the opportunity for students to translate the skills they learn in the classroom to a professional setting. They are opportunities for students to learn about themselves and what they want in their future careers. In today’s ever-changing economy, a student’s internship experience plays an integral role in his or her future. Members of the LSA YAC are committed to ensuring LSA students have a wide range of internship opportunities available. Be an advocate for LSA students by hosting an intern or by connecting your employer to the LSA Opportunity Hub.
Who do I contact about hosting an intern?
If you have an internship in mind feel free to post the opportunity through the LSA Opportunity Network. The network is where an employer can post their internship, view job applications, and manage their account. If you’d like to speak to someone before or after submitting the opportunity, contact Ben Anderson.
What if I’m not in a position to host an intern?
You might not be in a position to host an intern, but you most likely know someone at your company who does. We encourage you to set up a meeting with that colleague and share a little bit about LSA YAC, LSA, and U-M, highlighting the importance and reward of hosting an LSA student for a summer. If you’d like more information on how to pitch an LSA intern reach out to LSA Opportunity Hub team at LSAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I get to choose who interns at my company?
Yes. By creating your own job posting and being able to identify applicants you want to interview you can end up with an LSA student who best fits your needs and internship.
Who pays for the intern?
While LSA does not pay interns, the LSA Internship Scholarship is available for students with financial need. This scholarship may convince students to pursue unpaid, low-paid, or expensive opportunities. Last year, the LSA Internship Program offered $840,000 for students to pursue scholarships around the globe!