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.
Lynn K. Halton, Public Service Intern Program Supervisor
LYNN'S PICK: Internship Program at the New York City Mayor's Office
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2018
I particularly liked the New York City Mayor’s Office Internship Program because it offers students from various ages and skill levels the chance to work collaboratively to solve New York City’s most pressing issues. The work assignment component (conducting research, attending meetings, managing incoming inquiries, data analysis, drafting briefings, staffing events, outreach and special projects) gives interns the chance to expose themselves to a pipeline of work that will be instrumental to becoming future public service leaders, should they choose to pursue such a career.
The internship also offers a rare and elusive opportunity to attend a Speaker Series at City Hall with guest speakers including Deputy Mayors, Commissioners, Program Directors, and other senior staff. Lastly, the internship is acutely exciting for its service project, where interns will collaborate not only with each other, but also with NYC Service (the volunteering arm of New York City), with the aim of providing for disfavored communities and other New Yorkers that are in need.
KATHLEEN'S PICK: Horticulture Internship at Potter Park Zoo
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2018
Are you interested in conservation/the environment? Consider applying to the Horticulture Internship at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI! The Potter Park Zoo is the only Zoological Park in mid-Michigan with over 160 species and 500 individual animals. This opportunity will allow students to learn about developing, installing, and maintaining various garden projects in an animal/zoo setting. Students will also work on developing education materials to showcase the importance of native plants, pollinators, and rain gardens when it comes to conserving the natural world. This role is for 20-40 hours a week for 8 weeks in the summer. If you love the environment/outdoors, this role is for you!
JAREN'S PICK: 2018 Canon Insights Summer Internship - Brand Promotion at Canon USA, Inc.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
Are you passionate about creating content for websites? Do you enjoy learning about the fundamentals of SEO? This may be the opportunity for you!
The Canon Insights Summer Internship offers the selected applicant an opportunity to learn about different functional areas while also networking with co-workers from across the company. At the end of the 10 week program, all interns will deliver a presentation to the Executive team about their experience! Sounds exciting doesn't it? Apply today on handshake!!
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