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Internships

We are here to assist LSA students as they explore and search for internship opportunities—year-round and at any stage in their undergraduate education.

Prepare for your internship search and learn about pathways into different industries

Search for an internship

Apply to internships designed for LSA students that feature tailored professional development and industry training

Why are internships important?

Internships are short-term, professional development opportunities that enable students to: 

  • explore careers of interest 

  • develop specific skills 

  • apply their liberal arts education in a workplace setting

  • build professional networks

  • identify mentors

  • obtain professional references and job leads

81.1 percent of college graduates reported that internships helped them shift their career directions by changing the focus of classes or majors (State of Millennial Hiring Report, 2016).

Liberal Arts students who participate in internships are more likely to be employed within six months following graduation compared to their peers who don’t participate in internships (The Impact of Undergraduate Internships on Post-Graduate Outcomes for the Liberal Arts, 2017).

Where do LSA students intern?

LSA students intern in many different industries and work in a variety of roles both in the U.S. and abroad. Here are some of the positions LSA students have recently held:

  • Marketing Intern at IBM

  • Software Engineer at Target

  • Archaeological and Anthropology Excavation Intern in Greece

  • Intern at Candian Parliament 

  • Legal Intern at Washtenaw County Trial Court

  • Research Intern at a University Research Lab

  • Volunteer Coordinator at Brilliant Detroit

  • Research & Analysis Intern at Kellogg Eye Center

How do I find out about upcoming internships?

The Opportunity Hub sources internships from alumni relationships in wide-ranging and niche industries. To better serve your needs, please fill out this quick Industry Interest Survey to indicate which industries and sectors you are interested in exploring.

You'll receive periodic emails about upcoming internship positions in the Opportunity Network and unlock access to insights at each stage of the internship journey: exploration of potential internship opportunities, application preparation, the internship experience, and post-internship reflection.