WDI-Initiated Internships

Overview

WDI and its partners work together to define and develop unique and impactful projects for student internships. Students may work with for-profit partners, non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or entrepreneurial ventures.  Internship projects are related to one of WDI’s sectors and services: Education, Energy, Finance, Healthcare, or Performance Measurement & Improvement.

Past internship projects included expansion strategies, new business development, organizational assessment and development, impact assessment, market research, microfinance, pricing, and developing a social media marketing strategy.

WDI Interns working on a WDI-Initiated internship project receive a $10,000 fellowship and up to $1500 airfare reimbursement for round-trip direct international flights between Detroit and the internship base city.   On a case by case basis, WDI partner organizations may provide free in-country housing or other resources in addition to WDI’s fellowship and airfare.

Unless specifically noted, all internships are for 12 consecutive weeks.

Eligibility

University of Michigan graduate students currently enrolled full-time in Master’s level programs and returning in Fall 2020 to complete their degree program for the 2020-21 academic year.  Students graduating in May 2020 and part-time students are not eligible.

Timeline

  • – Detailed project descriptions will be posted by January 30.
  • – Applications are due Friday, February 14.
  • – Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the following weeks.
  • – Offers are expected to be made around mid-March.

For inquiries,  email  WDI-Internships@umich.edu.

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