The ITS Internship Program started in 2014 as a commitment to foster talent and innovation. Serving as a robust hiring pipeline, students from colleges and universities across Michigan are recruited and offered impactful projects within the University of Michigan ecosystem.
The program is planned and executed by dedicated staff within ITS and our campus partner organizations, all of whom are deeply invested in providing an unsurpassed intern experience.
A Program for Everyone
The ITS Internship Program caters to all types of students regardless of their academic standing. Our biggest intake are interns who are lead by fellows (returning interns) then followed by summer academy high school students.
Student interns are accepted from a variety of majors for technical and non-technical opportunities in a variety of disciplines, including desk support, project management, software development, infrastructure, communications, and business analysis.
Fellows are returning interns who hold a leadership role throughout the internship. Fellows will continue to have one department project and one cohort project, with an addition of responsibilities such as presentations to the cohort and conduct leadership interviews.
Summer academy is a University of Michigan partnership with Wolverine Pathways for a five-week internship program for high school students. This initiative aims to expose Wolverine Pathways scholars to hands-on experiences in an IT environment.
How It Started
The ITS Internship program started in 2014 from our struggle to hire developers. We thought that having an internship program would be a great way to develop a hiring pipeline, and soon discovered there was a high demand for internship opportunities.
Our mission is to provide a transformative internship experience that equips emerging talent with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to thrive in their career. Through meaningful collaborations and hands-on opportunities, we aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Our vision is to nurture the next generation of talent, fostering innovation, diversity, and collaboration through building a robust talent pipeline. We aspire to create an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages personal growth, professional development, and a lifelong commitment to learning.
Hear From Our Team
– Debbie Gowan, Director of Information Systems
– Kara Thomas, Business Systems Analyst
– Jared Walfish, Information Systems Manager