Advising and Internships

Meeting regularly with an advisor is a great way to stay on track with your degree requirements. Our Undergraduate Academic Advisor can help answer your questions. The humanities internship program offers students the opportunity to earn credit towards their degrees while gaining valuable on-the-job experience. 


Maria Bergstrom

Maria Bergstrom

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Humanities
  • Modern Language Program Advisor
  • Instructor, Humanities
Walker 316

Mentoring students is something I really enjoy, and I am looking forward to meeting with you to help you make the most of your time at Michigan Tech. My background is in American literature, with a particular focus on the American West. I also have both professional and volunteer experience as a writer for various non-profit organizations. I can be a good resource as you look for opportunities to apply what you are learning in situations outside the classroom, whether that be internships, study abroad, or involvement with campus organizations and activities.

If you have advising questions, I am available by appointment or email. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of help to you.

Fall 2018 Office Hours

  • Tuesday 10am–noon, 2–3pm
  • Thursday 2–3pm
  • By appointment

Frequently Asked Advising Questions


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).

"My experience was one of the best internship opportunities I have had while being a student at Michigan Tech. The program was well thought out before I began in my position and the Technical Publications Department was always there to help me. The skills I have learned while working for KPS will be especially helpful to me in the future."Gabrielle Elser, Intern, Kohler Power Systems

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 read the Humanities Internship Guidelines and Proposal. You can also view a sample syllabus for the HU 4600 Internship course. Once you have found an internship, fill out, save, and email your completed Humanities Internship Proposal form (included in the guidelines document) to the internship director.

Information 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 and Proposal

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