Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN)
Adviser positions are now available through the MCAN network. Recent graduates from universities throughout Michigan will serve as advisers in selected high schools across the state, particularly those that are located in communities with low college-going rates and low adult educational attainment rates.  Working alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, AdviseMI Members (Advisers) will support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution.  Advisers work full-time and focus on mentoring students (especially those from low-income backgrounds) through the complex steps toward college enrollment.  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Deadline to apply is April 10. Contact Jamie Jacobs, Director of Professional Development, at jamie@micollegeaccess.org for more information.

Wesustain Internship
The Office for Sustainability is looking for 10 students to hire for the fall 2015 Wesustain Internship Program. The program is a semester-long, paid and discovery-driven opportunity for ambitious students looking to gain leadership experience while exploring both on and off-campus sustainability projects. The goal is to provide students from all academic backgrounds with the necessary skills to be well-informed and effective advocates for creating a sustainable future for all. The deadline to apply is April 22 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information and to apply.

Student Veteran Scholarship
Broncos for Heroes is offering a merit-based scholarship for student veterans. Deadline to apply is April 24. Click here for more information. Email Nate Timmons at b4htreasurer@gmail.com for additional information.

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National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Summer Internship
The NCHC National Office is offering a summer internship experience in honors education. The internship will be approximately two months in duration and will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Click here to apply. The deadline for applications is May 1.

Music, Art and Drama (MAD)
Do you need a 1-2 hour field experience or internship for the 2015 summer II or fall semester? Does leading children and youth in activities related to music, art and drama outdoors sound like a good time? If so, the MAD Camp experience on Beaver Island might be for you. This day camp, founded by former honors college advisor Sue Oole, will be held on Beaver Island from July 20-24. MAD is looking for student directors for camp programs in arts and crafts, dance and music performance. The arrival date for MAD camp is July 17 for directors. The camp provides transportation to Beaver Island from the mainland, lodging and meals for student directors. If you’re interested in any of these positions, please contact the camp’s Registrar, Michele McLaughlin at michele.mclaughlin@wmich.edu or (269) 598-7907. Click here for a more detailed description of MAD Camp.

Capitol Internship Program
Interested in a career in government? Lee Honors College welcomes all majors to apply for this four to seven credit hour spring 2016 internship in Lansing. Current placements include positions with the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, the State Senate, the Republican Communications Office, the State House and the Michigan Environmental Council. Free transportation will be provided to and from Lansing. If you are interested, contact Dr. David Houghton at david.houghton@wmich.edu as soon as possible.

MLCV
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is looking for interns! Michigan LCV is the political voice for Michigan’s lands, waters, air, and Great Lakes. Plug in with an issues based campaign operating at the grassroots level and gain experience in community organizing, event planning and team building. This position may be used for course credit, as permitted by the school. Contact Joe Buxo via email at joe@michiganlcv.org if you’re interested in applying!

Thesis Publishing Opportunities!
Plug in with Undergraduate Research Commons! Join this discovery portal and stay connected to over 700 outstanding undergraduate research and honors publications. Many publications are searching for undergraduate thesis papers! Contact Casey Busher at cbusher@bepress.com for more information.

Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign
Internships and Fellowship programs are available for students interested in learning the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and helping to elect Democratic candidates from across the state. Hours are flexible, and no experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to run a local field program and a successful “Get Out the Vote” operation while networking within the profession. To apply for an internship or a fellowship with the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign, or to learn about general volunteer opportunities, click here, call (248) 824-6957 or send an email to michigandemcoordinated@hotmail.com.

The Michigan Republican Party
The Michigan Republican Party is looking for interns who want to witness and learn the inner-workings of the Michigan Republican Party. Interns will work at the office headquarters in Lansing, and out of other regional office locations meeting elected officials, attending special “behind the scenes” events and more. Duties of interns can include but are not limited to: writing scripts for press releases, planning and staffing events, engaging in research, implementing grassroots strategies and more. If you have any questions email internships@migop.org. Send your resume to internships@migop.org if you are interested in applying.

Phi Kappa Phi Awards and Grants
Beginning with the 2014 – 2016 biennium, Phi Kappa Phi’s award and grant programs will reflect new changes that include two new programs, dual cycles and an increased number of available awards. Click here to learn more about these changes.

USEFUL INFORMATION

For Undergraduates:
Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:
http://intern.nasa.gov

For tips on applying and associated resources:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

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