Internship Resources

Where to Find your Internship

Students find their internships through a wide range of resources.

Internship Sources

Departmental Resources

  • Advisors/Faculty: More than 1/4 of internships are found through the help of your advisor or departmental faculty. Network and let them know what you are looking for and ask for any contacts.

  • Program Coordinator: Each department has a different system in place to help assist you with locating internships. Check with your departments to see what resources they offer.

  • Review information about our SPH Faculty Profiles, Centers and Initiatives, Research Projects to see which contacts you should reach out to regarding potential internships.

Career Connection

Postings: Every year Career Connection posts hundreds of internships - typically peaking in October/November and again in January/February.

  • Search past internship postings under the "Archived Job & Internship Tab" in the Jobs section.

  • Set up your search agent early so all internships that match your criteria are emailed to you.

  • Browse the employer database to identify organizations that interest you and contact them to inquire about internship opportunities.

  • Review Poster Session Abstracts for ideas on previous internships in your department.

University Resources

  • The Career Center maintains a posting site for jobs and internships and is located in the Student Activities Building.

  • The International Center’s Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Office serves as a one-stop resource for finding overseas educational opportunities. Staff and peer advisors are available to advise you on opportunities that best meet your needs.

  • Going Global Country Career and Employment Resources provides world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information designed to help citizens of one country find employment in another country (including the U.S.).

  • USA Career Guides contain career and employment resources for job-seekers covering the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the USA. Included in this database are: job search resources, employment outlook, professional networking groups, cost of living, major employer listings by industry sector, non-profits and volunteer opportunities.

  • Vault Online Career Library compiles career information and management tools providing internship, industry, profession, company data and insight used to frame first time employer selection decisions.

External Resources

  • MyWorldAbroad offers searchable resources for international opportunities and advice for going abroad.

  • LinkedIn is a professional networking site that has a growing community of University of Michigan School of Public Health Users. Students are given access to join the University of Michigan Alumni Association- official and unofficial groups, and the UM SPH groups during the beginning of the Winter semester.

  • My Visa Jobs includes reports on the top occupations, job titles, and industries that apply for H-1B visas.
  • Global Talent Retention Initiative helps international students identify companies that consider all qualified applicants for jobs. The site has a list of employers that hire international students and consider sponsoring work visas (i.e. H-1B).