ITS Internship Program

Information and Technology Services at the University of Michigan offers an internship program each summer. Internships are paid, full-time positions that provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience while making connections in the professional field they are considering for a career. Interns have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects in a structured and supervised learning program.

What to Expect

  • Gain work experience through projects within individual departments
  • Intense focus on professional development, including project management, resume writing, and meeting facilitation
  • Roundtable discussions on career planning with executive leadership across the Michigan IT community
  • Build lasting professional relationships and grow your professional network
  • Mentorship from IT professionals who excel in their field

Varied Projects


Professional Development

Key Dates

  • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 summer program.
  • 14-week program runs from Monday, May 8 to Friday, August 11, 2023



Hours & Locations

This program requires a full-time (40 hours per week) commitment mix of onsite at ITS office locations and remote work. Under some circumstances, you may be allowed to take a course while participating in the program, but this must be approved by your supervisor and the Internship Planning Team in advance of accepting an offer.


This is a full-time, paid position of $18-$21/hr, based on your academic level. ITS's competitive pay is based on skills and both academic and work experience.

Program Details

We have technical and non-technical opportunities in a variety of disciplines, including customer service, desktop support, administration, project management, software development, infrastructure, networking, communications, human resources, business analysis, planning, and security. You will be matched to a department based on your interests and skills. The ITS Internship Program works with several campus partners interns may be placed into. Student interns are also accepted from a variety of majors and are not limited to STEM.

“I felt valued in every conversation, meeting, and project. I got the chance to grow in many aspects through tackling a variety of interesting challenges that have made me more confident in my problem-solving skills.”
– Himaja Motheram, U-M | Infrastructure, Database Administration

“I assumed that I would be one of the few non-technical people and that it would be difficult to find a project. However, the program stresses the importance of both technical/non-technical skill-sets and finds space for each on every team.”
– Raisa Morrison, MSU | Infrastructure, Business Services

“ITS was a very welcoming environment that allowed me to approach projects in my own way, but also had an incredible support network when I needed it.”
– Adam Wright, U-M | Administration, Communications/Video

What We Expect

  • Take on new and challenging assignments with enthusiasm and complete tasks within established timelines
  • Show initiative and attempt to work through issues independently before asking for help
  • Resolve issues, innovate, and experiment to devise new solutions to critical problems
  • Analytical thinking and deductive reasoning to meet business requirements
  • Communicate using clear, concise, and user-friendly language
  • Have a laser focus on customer service

Show Initiative

Innovate & Experiment

Customer Service