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Thinking ahead about what you will do with your summer? Want to be PAID, get course credit and learn how to be an impressive young professional? The award-winning Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) provides you with a 12-week engaging summer experience comprised of a meaningful work project in philanthropy, academic coursework, and valuable professional development experiences. Through these 3 components, you will build a professional network of colleagues and establish lasting friendships with a cohort of interns hailing from a variety of schools and colleges on the U-M campuses.


The three elements of D-SIP:

  1. PAID Work: Work on one of the U-M campuses or a local community nonprofit on an impactful project while getting exposed to a career field

  2. Course Work: Each Friday you can expand your knowledge on how fundraising can change the world, and earn up to three credits in an academic course

  3. Professional Development: Develop and refine your professional skills through resume and interview preparation, a consulting project, networking exposure, and dialogues about interculturalism in the workplace


Through D-SIP you will see firsthand how philanthropy makes a difference at U-M, and learn how, using fundraising skills, you can help shape the world of tomorrow.


Apply Now! The application deadline is Sunday, January 13, 2019


We will be holding two information sessions:  

  • Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM in Room D of the Michigan League

  • Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM in the Kalamazoo Room of the Michigan League


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