Humanities Internship Opportunities
The Humanities Internship program offers students the opportunity to earn credit towards their degrees while gaining valuable on-the-job experience. When students take an internship for HU credit, the Humanities Internship Program Director coaches them through the job-search process and provides academic advising during the internship. This helps students to connect the practical experience that they're gaining to their academic program. Humanities internship credit can be earned in conjunction with a co-op through career services (usually during fall and spring semesters) or as a stand-alone course (usually during the summer semester).
Company: Kohler Power Systems – Kohler, WI
Intern: Gabrielle Elser
“My experience at Kohler Power Systems (KPS) was one of the best internship opportunities that I have had while being a student at Michigan Tech. The program was well thought out before I began in my position and the whole Technical Publications Department was always there to help me when I came across issues in the writing process or even simple things like where to find the best wings in town. The skills I have learned while working for KPS this summer will be especially helpful to me in the future.”
Company: Quicken Loans
Intern: Katherine Baeckeroot
“Quicken Loans provided me with not only the skill set to succeed as a technical writer, but also helped me grow as a person through the culture that is represented and lived while at work. The encouragement to be innovative, philanthropic, and unique is a quality that made my internship at Quicken Loans far more positive than I could have imagined! Working, living, and playing downtown Detroit was an amazing experience.”
Company: Horner Flooring – Dollar Bay, MI
Intern: Sara Schram
“This internship has helped me to see what a career in Marketing and Public Relations would be like. It's shown me how to better create content for eBooks based on what potential customers want to read about and how to set up and use landing pages for inbound marketing, as well as how to manage all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)”
Information for Students
Are you a Humanities student interested in an internship? Typically, students intern during their junior year (or the summer before their junior year), but it's never too early to begin researching possible internships. To get started, make an appointment with the internship director and fill out the internship application. Then, read the Humanities Internship Requirements for Students as well as the Humanities Internship Proposal Guidelines. Once you have found an internship, fill out, save, and email your completed Humanities Internship Proposal form to the internship director.
Info for Prospective Employers
Are you interested in hiring one of our students as an intern? Would you like help getting the word out about your internship? Contact the internship director to get started. You may also want to review our Humanities internship guidelines.