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.

Lauren Van Hulle, Career CoachA picture of Lauren's staff pick

LAUREN'S PICK: Virtual Public Relations Internship at YOakleyPR

I often hear students say they are interested in working on the "business end" of a non-profit. This often means they have an interest in the mission of this work do but want to have more control over business operations, strategic planning, marketing. etc. If this sounds like you, check out the Virtual Public Relations Internship at YOakleyPR.  This organization is dedicated to empowering non-profit corporations and charitable organizations through social media, public relations, and online marketing support services. Juniors, Seniors, Master's Students, and Alumni are welcome to apply to this 4 to 6 month long virtual internship position. 

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Emily Komendera, Intern Career AdvisorA picture of Emily's staff pick

EMILY'S PICK: Creative Marketing Internship, Full Time: Summer 2016 at RoomZoom

If you have a knack for the creative, and want to gain experience in working for a startup, the Creative Marketing Internship at RoomZoom could be the job for you! This Brooklyn-based startup plays match-maker with roommates based on personality and lifestyle, so instead of taking the risk of rooming completely blind, RoomZoom pairs individuals who are likely to be compatible.  If you want to spend your summer internship gaining real world experience that goes beyond getting coffee and filing, RoomZoom offers the opportunity to take ownership in your work and contribute your ideas to the team.  Plan to be involved on various marketing projects included photo shoots, social media research and analytics, user interaction, community management, and events in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  This opportunity is also paid, at $500 per month for 3 months.

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Alex Butler, Information Desk Assistant

A picture of Alex's staff pick
ALEX'S PICK: Marketing and Grantwriting Intern at Partners in Personal Assistance

Are you interested in a internship in nonprofits?  Look no further than the Marketing and Grantwriting internship at Partners in Personal Assistance.

Partners in Personal Assistance is a non profit organization that seeks to provide “in-home and community-based personal assistant services. PPA offers an empowering solution for people with disabilities and elders who want to exercise independence and self determination in directing their personal care.”

For 12 weeks, the marketing and grantwriting intern will assist the administrative staff in the implementation of strategic plans that will help to do many things such as increase the volume of grant requests submitted and the recruitment of new employees and clients.

All in all, this is an exciting, local opportunity that is definitely worth applying to.

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