Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Various, Various
- Program Terms: Spring and/or Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UM applicants only
Take several weeks this summer to change the direction of your career path, opening doors to diverse and undiscovered opportunities. Adding the experience of a summer working abroad to your job or graduate school interviews helps you stand apart from your peers. The LSA International Internship Program (LSA IIP) has been placing LSA undergraduate students in internships abroad since 2012. It is the product of a program with almost 20 years of experience placing undergraduates abroad for work. There are two types of internships that students can be placed in through the LSA IIP--internships with U-M alumni and friends or internships through one of our trusted partners.Click here to learn about the internship positions available through LSA IIP.
Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of LSA. Students in other schools/colleges, students from other U-M campuses, individuals outside the U-M system, and graduate students are not eligible to apply. Students must be returning to the College of LSA as enrolled students in the fall semester following the internship. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.
LSA IIP does not charge a fee for participation in the program. However, students are responsible for their own expenses for the internship, including airfare, housing, meals, transportation, health insurance, etc. Some internships are paid or offer stipends to cover certain expenses or offer housing to the intern, while other internships are unpaid. Refer to the specific internship for which you are applying for details. Students may apply for scholarship(s) in order to fund their internship. The LSA Opportunity Hub maintains a resource of funding opportunities (note that this is not an exhaustive list), including the LSA Internship Scholarship.
Students apply for the LSA IIP through the LSA Opportunity Network. If a student accepts an internship offer, they will complete their pre-departure health and safety requirements in M-Compass. Instructions will be given once the internship offer is accepted. The application for the Spring/Summer 2019 internships will open in October. More information about how to apply can be found here.
Students participating in this program must have a valid, non-expired passport. Students must have proper authorization to travel to and intern in the country in which their internship will take place. The type of authorization needed varies depending on the country, the citizenship of the student, and the length and compensation of the internship.
Varies by internship. Some internships provide housing, while others do not. Refer to the internship position for which you are applying for details.
December 1: Application deadline.
February 1: Decision date. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and may be released before this date. Decisions are not guaranteed by this date, but we will do our best to ensure decisions by this date whenever possible.
April 18: All pre-departure requirements must be complete. These requirements are completed in the M-Compass application and include health and safety requirements such as purchasing health insurance, uploading your passport, etc.
This program is a co-curricular (not for credit) program. However, students may enroll in an internship course in order to receive credit for the internship. Refer to the LSA Opportunity Hub's Academic Credit information for options to get credit for the internship.
LSA Opportunity Hub
The LSA Opportunity Hub offers drop-in advising throughout the year! No appointment needed, just stop in and talk to one of our Hub Coaches. Check for Global Opportunities office hours to see when you can drop in! Please note that the time and location of office hours may be subject to change.