The UM-Flint Career Center Internship Program
 
The UM-Flint Career Center is proud to offer an Internship Program. This program is designed to help students search for and identify internship opportunities. Students will work directly with a Career Advisor, who will help them prepare for an interview, search and apply for summer internships.
 
What is an Internship?
The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines an “internship” as: a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent (NACE, 2011).
 
What are the benefits of an Internship?
  • Gain real-world experience and a skillset that employers value
  • Learn about your career interests and passions in a professional setting
  • Gain better understanding of a specific company or industry and the possibility of a long-term career opportunity
  • Build your professional network
  • Boost your resume
  • Depending on your major, earn academic credit for your internship
  • Potential to have a full time job offer after the internship experience and/or graduation.  Approximately 73% of 2016 college graduates who took part in paid internships received at least one job offer (NACE, 2016).
  • Put theory into practice by applying your classroom knowledge in a practical setting
 
What types of Internships are available?
Credit and non-credit internships are available across various industries and geographic locations.
 

Internship Program Requirements:
To be eligible to participate, you must:
1. Be in good standing with the University of Michigan – Flint
2. Complete at least 55 credits by the start date of the internship
You may apply for the Internship Program during the semester in which you will complete 55 credits.
3. Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
Minimum: 2.5 – Faculty/staff recommendation will be required. The link can be found here. You will need to provide their name in your application.
4. Complete the online application
5. Have an approved resume
6. Attend a pre-internship workshop
 

How do I Apply?
1. Complete online application found here. (You will need to log in with your uniquname and password.)
If the application does not load automatically, you will need to navigate to application.
Log into Career Connection >My Account > Internships > Internship Application

2. Submit Resume (in Career Connection)
Shortcuts (located on right side of page) > Create/Upload Resume > Add New
Your resume will be reviewed by a Career Advisor.  If your resume requires revision, you will be contacted by a career advisor via email. It is important that you make any necessary revisions in a timely manner, as you will not be given approval for the Internship Program without an approved resume.

NOTE: If GPA is 2.5-2.9 you will need to have a faculty or staff member complete a recommendation on your behalf, which can be found here. We recommend that you forward this link as soon as possible to allow time for faculty/staff response, as you will not be able to move forward in the process until this all documentation has been received.

What Happens After I Apply? 
After your application materials have been reviewed and approved, you will be required to RSVP for and attend an Internship Preparation Workshop. During this workshop a Career Advisor will review the program guidelines and expectations of the internship program. You only have to attend one workshop.

Pre-Internship Workshop Dates
September 15, 2017                         January 12, 2018
September 29, 2017                         January 26, 2018
October 13, 2017                              February 9, 2018
October 27, 2017                              February 23, 2018
November 10, 2017                          March 2, 2018

All workshops are held on Fridays from 10am-11am. Location varies.
 

Questions? Contact the Career Center at 810-424-5450 or careercenter@umflint.edu
 
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