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OVERVIEW

The Capital City Internship Program (CCIP) provides CMU students the opportunity to gain experience, network in a governmental setting and learn the critical role government plays on campus and in our communities. The program takes place in Downtown Lansing  with internships available in a variety of offices and departments:

* ALL students, regardless of major and year, are encouraged to apply.

* Internships are available ALL semesters (Paid and Unpaid).

* Transportation to Downtown Lansing, provided by CMU, is available ALL semesters. Transportation will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week (leave campus by 8 AM, return before 5:30 PM) with the potential for additional weekdays added based on student need and number.

* Academic credit can be obtained with approval from a faculty advisor.

STEP 1: APPLICATION

APPLY to CCIP

SUGGESTED APPLICATION DEADLINES:

* FALL – May 1st

* SPRING – October 1st

* SUMMER – February 1st

STEP 2: CAREER SERVICES APPOINTMENT

Schedule an Appointment

Instructions

STAFF ADVISOR:

* ERIK SIMON (erik.simon@cmich.edu)

STUDENT COORDINATOR:

* MATTHEW WARREN (brand2md@cmich.edu)

STEP 3: RESEARCH & APPLY

Review the internship options below to find your best fit opportunity! Make sure to explore and utilize Career Services' resources during your "NEXT STEPS" (ex. Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing....). Lastly, make sure to keep Career Services informed throughout the application process.

CS Resource Page

OPPORTUNITY:

Handshake Postings

MI Legislative Branch

MI Executive Branch

MI Judicial Branch

Local Government

Federal Government

Lobbying & Special Interest

Nonprofit Organizations

Additional Opportunties

SUGGESTED DEADLINES FOR SECURING AN INTERNSHIP:

* FALL- Early August

* SPRING- Late November

* SUMMER - Early April

STEP 4: SECURED INTERNSHIP

Congratulations and welcome to the CCIP team! Please fill out the “Secured Internship” form below. Also, make sure to submit a short essay to receive free professional attire for your internship through First Impressions! 

”Secured Internship” Form

First Impressions

SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES

Ballenger-Browne Endowment - Provides financial support to political science students completing internships within all branches of the state and federal government. The endowment provides students with a stipend for transportation and other expenses related to the internship activities.

Information on Downtown Lansing

MI Civil Service Commission - State of MI HR and Career Services support office

"GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT CAREERS"