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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.


Don Beckwith, Career Coach

DON'S PICK: Undergrad Non-Tech Internship Opportunities - 2020 at Amazon
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 9th, 2020

There are so many non-software engineering positions within Amazon. This internship post includes different positions. And all you need is one application to apply to all.

This Amazon internship allows you to learn about various positions that make Amazon go. And with this many options within Amazon, a student can test out if they like to work in various areas from marketing to business analyst positions.

Be sure to read the shareholder letters and reach out to some U-M alumni who work there.

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Andree Joyaux, Recruitment Coordinator

ANDREE'S PICK: Social Media Strategist at Southern Poverty Law Center
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22nd, 2020 

I used the "Job Type" filter to find jobs in Handshake and then sorted the list of internships by "Employer" name and found this position at the Southern Poverty Law Center -- a well-known non-profit focused on fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

The person in this role will use social media expertise, communications skills, project management skills, online engagement, and activism experience to help promote the organization’s work regionally and nationally.

It's the perfect role for someone who believes in social justice, wants to contribute to this important work, and can produce engaging and impactful communications that motivate others to join the effort.

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Lynn Halton, Supervisor of Public Service Intern Program

LYNN'S PICK: Spring 2020 Undergraduate Internship in DC at the Brennan Center for Justice
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15th, 2020 (Rolling Bases)

This is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. Their internships sound like you would gain substantive experience, including events and programming, by working with the DC Director to conduct research on a range of issues and to complete special projects as needed.

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