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What is an Internship?

An internship is a short-term, entry-level work experience offered by an organization. Internships can range anywhere from 10 - 40 hours per week and can last anywhere from 4 - 12 weeks. 

Internships provide important opportunities to: 

  1. Discover if a career field is a good fit for you 
  2. Gain skills applicable to your future career
  3. Engage in projects that you can talk about on resumes, cover letters, and interviews
  4. Build connections with people who can serve as mentors for working in their fields


Internship Search Process & Timeline


Gain Credit for Your Internship

Your internship can count for your practical experience requirement if you register for Environ 398 and participate in the MILE program.


Internship Funding

If you have a FAFSA on file with U-M, you can apply for the LSA Internship Scholarship, which offers award amounts from $500 to $7,500 to cover your living expenses while participating in an internship. The application is open from Jan 1 - May 24. It is best to apply as soon as you accept an internship application.

You can also apply for PitE Practical Experience Funding. For a spring or summer internship, you will need to apply for Practical Experience funding by the end of March.


Previous PitE Student Internship Sites