This program provides CMU students the opportunity to gain experience and network in a governmental setting. The program takes place in Lansing, Michigan with internships available in a variety of Legislative, Executive, and special interest offices. All students, regardless of major and year, are encouraged to apply.
  • ​Internships are available during the fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Transportation, provided by CMU, and parking is available Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters. Summer transportation is also available, but availability is based on student need and participation numbers. 
  •  This is a tremendous opportunity for CMU students to learn the critical role government plays on campus and in our communities. 
  • Academic credit can also be obtained with approval from a faculty advisor.
Step 1:​ Email Resume and Schedule Appointment
Call 989-774-3068


Suggested deadlines for resumes (at the latest):

Intern Fall Semester - June 1st

Intern Spring Semester - October 1st

Intern Summer Semester - February 1st

​​ ​Step 2:​ Research Internships
Career Services Postings

Career Central Instructio​n Page​​
Executive Branch
Legislative Branch

Additional Links

State Government Directory​
Executive Department Directory​
House of Representatives Directory​
Senate Directory​
House Democratic Communications Internships​

Step 3: Apply 
  • Utilize Career Services resources to prep your application materials and prepare for interviews
  • Incorporate CCIP into your application materials and interview
  • Apply to multiple positions of interest to find your best fit
Step 4: Keep Career Services Informed

​​​​Update Erik Simon on your progress by appointment, phone, email:

*Interests, contacted employer, applied, interview, accepted position…​*

*Questions or concerns you may have throughout the process*

Suggested deadlines for securing an internship (at the latest):

*Intern Fall Semester - Early August*

*Intern Spring Semester - Mid-Decembert*

*Intern Summer Semester - Early May​*

Additional Resources
Washington, DC Opportunities: WISHWashington CenterDC Internships​​​​​​​​​


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