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The Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan has collaborated with international employers, alumni, and affiliates since 2012 to connect talented students to global opportunities.

Providing a summer internship to a student offers you enthusiastic and talented undergraduates with a passion for learning and working in a new environment. In return, students receive incredible hands-on work experience that will help them further their career goals following graduation. Not only will it provide you with motivated and hardworking students, it is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in another country and culture different from their Ann Arbor campus life.

We hope you will join us in connecting students with exciting work opportunities next summer!

To get started, contact Birgitta Kohler, Weiser Centers’ International Education Coordinator at wcee.internship.info@umich.edu.

Who are the interns?

  • Enthusiastic and resourceful undergraduates from the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor.
  • Diverse range of interests: statistics, microbiology, film, communications, psychology, economics, international studies, computer science, museum studies, and more.

What are the internships?

  • Hands-on experiences for a minimum of 6 weeks between May and August, for 25-40 hours a week.
  • Interns have researched LGBTQ+ rights in North Macedonia, created podcasts in Poland, designed museum exhibitions in Croatia, conducted marine research in Slovenia, and taught English in Italy!

How are interns compensated?

  • Compensation is highly encouraged to attract top talent but is not required.
  • Some options for assistance or payment include housing advice, meals, local transportation, airport pickup, visa assistance, stipend.

What does WCEE offer you?

  • Access to recruit from 19,000 LSA undergraduates.
  • Student preparation & support on professional development, cross-cultural communication, travel logistics, and budgeting.

What is the timeline?

  • Aug-Nov: You provide job description(s) with potential intern projects. Since this is about almost a year in advance, projects do not need to be set in stone as your needs may change throughout the year.
  • Oct-Dec: We post the information on our website and will promote it throughout our university.
  • Dec-Jan: You review resumes and cover letters, conduct video interviews with one or more candidates, then decide which students you would like to select as interns.
    • Email students directly to offer them the internship (and copy WCEE). Students accepting an internship through the WCEE Internship Initiative also accept our program requirements.
    • Students have one week to accept or decline the internship offer. If they decline, you can select another student to offer the internship to.
  • Jan-Feb: Once students have accepted an internship offer, we inform them of funding opportunities so that they are able to travel to Europe and Eurasia. Students may request additional support with visas or finding housing - any advice you can offer is appreciated!
  • Mar-Apr: WCEE hosts pre-departure events to prepare students on health and safety, travel logistics, and working in another culture.

What are my responsibilities if I accept an intern?

  • Work: Provide student interns with concrete and meaningful projects so that the internship helps your organization and allows the intern to learn from the experience. Internships should be between May and August for a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • Supervision: Interns should have a dedicated supervisor for guidance and support. This includes introducing students to the work and culture of your organization and providing regular opportunities to give and ask for feedback.