This office, in partnership with the office of Career Services, maintains a Lansing internship program. Each semester, CMU students, representing various majors, work twice weekly in Legislative offices, state government offices, and special interest offices. This is a tremendous opportunity for CMU students to learn the critical role government plays on campus and in our communities.
We appreciate that many of our Capital Chippewas serve as mentors for these interns, sharing their experiences and expertise. Interns have the opportunity to meet and network with fellow interns and alumni throughout the semester.
Capital City Internship Program
For more information or to express interest in participating in the program, students and employers, should contact:
Capital City Internship Program Coordinator
CMU Career Services
Past Internship Sites
Lt. Governor's Office
State Senate Offices
State House Offices
U.S. Senate Michigan District Offices
Civil Service Commission
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Department of Community Health
Department of Corrections
Department of Education
Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Human Services
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Film Office
Michigan Food Policy Council
Michigan State Housing and Development Authority
Where are they now?
As our program continues to grow, many former interns have successfully transitioned into graduate school and full-time positions. A few former interns are highlighted below.
Andrea Aquino (spring '09) - Staff Supervisor, Kelly Services
Arcelia Richardson (fall '10) - Department Analyst, Michigan Bureau of Energy Systems
Ben Greene (spring '10) - Legislative Aide, Representative Cotter
Brittany Mouzourakis (summer '09) - Penn State Law School, full-ride scholarship
Jeff Stoutenburg (spring '09) - Legislative Analyst, House Fiscal Agency
Tom Wilbur (fall '10) - Staff Assistant, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee
Neil Parish (Spring '11) - Legislative Aide, Sen. Pavlo