Capital City Internship Program
This office maintains a Lansing internship program. Each semester, CMU students, representing various majors and grade levels, work in a variety of Legislative, Executive, 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 Chippewa alumni serve as mentors for these interns, sharing their experiences and expertise through networking events throughout the semester. 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 are available two days a week during the fall and spring semesters.
Academic credit can also be obtained with approval from a faculty advisor.
For more information or to express interest in participating in the program, students and employers should contact:
Capital City Internship Program Coordinator
Many internship opportunities are posted at the following links. Contact Megan Morris for additional opportunities in Lansing and at the federal level.
Handshake (CMU Career Development Center)
State of Michigan
Michigan House of Representatives
Next steps for securing an internship
After you review potential internship opportunities, contact Megan Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989-774-3871) to start a conversation about your interest. In order to successfully land an internship for the following semester, these are suggested dates to make contact with Megan Morris:
Fall semester: April 1 (deadline for securing an internship is early August)
Spring semester: October 1 (deadline for securing an internship is late November)
Summer semester: February 1 (deadline for securing an internship is early April)
The 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.
- MI government address and phone directory
- Capitol Events
- Lansing 5:01(Lansing intern professional development/networking group)
MI Civil Service Commission (State of MI HR and career services support office)
- State of MI employee database (search for contact information)
- State of MI college degree requirements