University Career Center

Every Monday, join us here as we plan to highlight a few positions that we think you'll find particularly 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.

Mariella Meccozi, Senior Assistant Director, Pre-Professional ServicesA picture of Mariella's staff pick

MARIELLA'S PICK:  Student Intern - Van Andel Institute Graduate School at Van Andel Research Institute

If you have never been on Grand Rapids' Medical Mile, you will have a hard time fully sensing the power, excitement and spirit of care, progress and discovery that permeates those blocks.  Well, the Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) is right there and if you are an undergraduate or master’s degree student interested in gaining skills and knowledge in higher education administration, you want to check their internship posting in Handshake.  The position will require 10-12 hours per week for one academic semester.  A background in science, technology, engineering or math is a plus.  Your projects may include recruiting/admissions/summer research internship program support, curriculum organization, data gathering and analysis, institutional research, social media support and marketing.

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Amy Longhi, Assistant Director, Counseling and Advising Services

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AMY'S PICK: Marketing intern at ESV Digital

ESV Digital is a Paris based marketing firm with offices located internationally and is looking for a Junior/Senior or Masters level student to intern in their Ann Arbor office on a full-time or part-time basis for 3 months or longer. This internship looks to be a great opportunity to work in a data-driven decision making environment for marketing and digital marketing campaigns, offering a highly substantive experience, with interaction with their international offices. 

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Patrick Parkinson, Student Advisor

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PATRICK'S PICK: Taiwanese American Citizens League Political Internship Program at Taiwanese American Citizens League

It can be found in the "Jobs" section, and by typing the keyword: Taiwanese American Citizens League 

Since 1992, the TACL Political Internship Program (PIP) has been TACL’s flagship internship program, demonstrating TACL’s commitment to civic participation. PIP’s mission is to empower the best and brightest students to make an impact in our community through civic engagement. We aim to foster the next generation of leaders and increase Taiwanese American representation in our country’s crucial decision-making processes. 

The program places college students in local and federal elected officials’ offices for a summer internship that emphasizes identity and community impact while gaining leadership and networking experience. This year’s nine-week Los Angeles program includes:

Internship: Full-time placement in a local district office to learn the inner workings of the political process

Workshops: Two-day orientation and sessions throughout the summer on leadership, identity, policy, and networking

Advocacy: Summer-long intern group project culminating in a 3-day lobbying visit to Sacramento on an issue important to the TA community

Mentorship: Meaningful one-on-one relationship with an experienced mentor

All college students interested in Taiwanese American issues — regardless of previous political experience, major, or career goals — may apply.

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