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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, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.

Don Beckwith, Career Coach

Don's Staff Pick

DON'S PICK: Adventure Leadership Team Internship at University of Michigan Recreational Sports

This position is for someone that loves working outdoors, enjoys a team environment, and wants to develop facilitation and team dynamic skills.

Some past experiences have included dog sledding in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, spelunking in North Carolina, backpacking the Grand Canyon, and paddling the Huron River.

These skills can be translated and will benefit you in any career field.

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Nate Hill, Social Media & Community Engagement Strategist

Nate's Staff Pick

NATE'S PICK: Performance and Programmatic Marketing Summer Intern at IBM​

I chose this position because: 1) it seems like a great opportunity for students interested in marketing / communications, 2) it's in a city that's regarded as a great fit for college students, and 3) it's an on-campus interview, with a well known tech company.

So in addition to it being an exciting experience for creatives / strategic types —where you'll have a say in event planning, idea execution, and problem solving — it's also a chance to first interview with IBM here on campus. No need to worry about flight and travel logistics. It'll be conveniently located within walking distance!

Click here to view this position in Handshake

Hannah Thomas, Information Desk Assistant

Hannah's pick for cool jobs & internships

HANNAH'S PICK: Art Museum Teaching Internship at Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mackinac State Historic Parks is dedicated to preserving and introducing people to the history of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. Its collections include artwork and other material artifacts. They are looking for an intern to teach and oversee art in the Kids' Art Studio at the Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island. Other duties could include helping with special events and tours.

To find this internship, I selected "Internship" under Job Type and searched for "Michigan" in the Location box. Additionally, this internship seems like a great opportunity to develop leadership and customer service skills. It also seems like a perfect fit for anyone interested in art, history, or working with children.

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