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Every week, we highlight a few positions that we think you'll find interesting. Learn more by checking out each pick on Handshake. While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! Handshake is a great way to start exploring your career options and it is also the best way to stay informed on what you need to know as a job or internship seeker while you're a student here at U of M. Besides housing job & internship opportunities, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, workshops, and on-campus interviews.

Mariella Mecozzi, Senior Assistant Director, Pre-Professional Services

Mariella's Pick for Cool Jobs & Internships

MARIELLA'S PICK: Legal Analyst at Smart Wires

If you are looking for relevant gap year opportunities prior to going to law school, you may wish to take a closer look at this posting — especially if you are interested in energy. Smart Wires is focused on reinventing the transmission industry and helping to save the planet. As a Legal Analyst, you would work side-by-side with their General Counsel researching legal questions and summarizing findings; engaging in basic legal drafting and contract preparation; doing first pass review and issue spotting of legal documents, etc.

Please note that when applying, your cover letter must specifically address each of the ideal qualifications for this position. Since writing skills are so core to this role, you want to make sure that your abilities and talents are fully showcased. For specific qualifications and details, you should refer to the full job posting.

Click here to view this position in Handshake

Chelsea Moore, Coordinator

Chelsea's Pick for Cool Jobs & Internships

CHELSEA'S PICK: Summer 2018 Production & Acquisitions Intern at FilmNation Entertainment

Entertainment is a popular field of interest at U-M, so I hopped onto Handshake to explore internships and jobs in the "Movies, TV, Music" industry (as coded in Handshake). There are lots of opportunities — many in California if you're looking for a West Coast summer. If you end up finding an unpaid internship you're interested in, don't forget to check in about internship scholarships!

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Nate Hill, Social Media & Community Engagement Strategist

Nate's Pick for Cool Jobs & Internships

NATE'S PICK: HTS Detroit Intern at 20th Century Fox

I did a search for “sports” in Handshake and ran across the following opportunity:

Fox has a division called HTS (i.e., HomeTeamSports). After visiting to learn more it appears as though HTS does a variety of coverage and entertainment production. It looks like each HTS branch focuses on a local sports market and that market's respective teams.

So how cool would it be to work for Fox while covering local Detroit/Michigan teams? This particular position is looking for students focused on advertising. So if that’s an interest of yours and you happen to love Fox Sports, or just sports in general, then this seems like a great opportunity for you.

You’ll learn a lot. You’ll have access to industry experts. You’ll get to be around sports all summer. And you’ll get paid. Plus it’s in Detroit.

Apply now and enjoy summer in the D. Get experience in the media & entertainment business that’ll be invaluable to you if sports or media/entertainment is what you’re interested in pursuing after college..

Click here to view this position in Handshake


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