This program provides CMU students the opportunity to gain experience and network in a governmental setting. The program takes place in Lansing ​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 (Paid and Unpaid)​
  • Transportation, provided by CMU, is available during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, 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
Email resume to: erik.simon@cmich.edu
Set up an appointment: 989-774-3068

Suggested deadlines for resumes (at the latest):

Intern Fall Semester - May​ 1st

Intern Spring Semester - October 1st

Intern Summer Semester - February 1st

Step 2:​ Research Internships
Step 3: Apply ​
  • Utilize Career Services resources to prep your application materials and prepare for interviews
    • CMU First Impressions (free business attire for interviews, job fairs, and other professional events)
  • Incorporate CCIP into your application materials and intervi​ew
  • 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-December​

​Intern Summer Semester - Early May

Additional Resources
Lansing 5:01​ (Professional Development/Networking Group)

       ​Washington, DC Opportunities: WISH Washington Center DC Internships
CIA Internships   ​​​​​​​​