Internship Program

826michigan interns are an integral part of the work we do. To that end, interns are given an array of tasks ranging from administrative to programatic to event planning and beyond.

UPDATE: During the 2021-22 school year, our programs will be primarily virtual, though we do hope to offer some in-person programming. We will have both remote and some in-person opportunities for Fall & Winter Internships. Remote internships will not require in-person contact with staff, students, or others.

We are currently accepting applications for our Winter 2022 Internship Program. Please be in touch with Frances Martin at with any questions!

All internships require an average of twelve hours per week. Internships are not paid through 826michigan but whenever possible we work to support interns with external funding opportunities. Our internships combine ongoing organizational projects with some freedom for interns to develop specialized projects depending on their interests.

Programming internships are four-to-five months long during the school year (with the option to renew for up to nine months) and three-to-four months during the summer. The Research & Evaluation, and Volunteer & Outreach Internships are ideally six to twelve months long. The Editorial Internship is nine months long during the school year and three-four months in the summer. 

To see a complete list of internships, check out our offerings here.

We accept applications year-round, at any time. Generally, our Internship Program runs on the following calendar, although it depends upon the internship:

School-year internships
Fall Semester: Mid-September to mid-December* (Applications due by August 14).
Winter/Spring Semester: Early-January to mid-June (Applications due by November 18).

* Fall interns have the possibility to renew their internships for the Winter/Spring semester.

Summer internships
Summer Semester: Early-May to mid-August (Applications due by March 15).

If you are interested in applying to the 826michigan Internship Programplease email Operations Director Frances Martin ( with a resume and cover letter, both of which should have your name in the title of the file. In your cover letter, please indicate why you’re interested in interning at 826michigan, when you hope to start, what internship positions you are most interested in, and something about yourself we couldn’t learn from your resume. Also look over our list of internships and include the ones you are most interested in.

University of Michigan students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts can apply for scholarships to help fund their internships. More information on this can be found here.

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