Flint Summer Internship Program



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MSU's Flint Summer Internship Program:

Michigan State University’s College of Social Science is a campus leader in Study Away and Internship programs with hundreds of students participating in these types of experiences each year. The newest and one of the most affordable summer programs is in Flint, Michigan. Whether you are a student from the Flint area or someone from outside Michigan who wants to make a difference, this internship is for YOU! Students will benefit from hands-on learning in fields of interest while contributing to the mission of a community organization and revitalization of the Flint area. As part of this program, students are enrolled in concurrent coursework designed to develop self-awareness and enhance skills they have, as well as the ones they need, to be successful in their internship and future career.  Course assignments provide an opportunity for reflection and deeper learning. 

The Flint Program includes:

  • Opportunities to create sustainable change in Flint through socially impactful internship work
  • Connecting and networking with mentors, peers and community members
  • 10-week, 30-35 hours per week, typically in unpaid internships, but some provide a stipend
  • Housing provided in downtown Flint
    • Students who live in the greater Flint area can live at home while interning in Flint - no requirement to live in program housing. 
  • Online application process and rolling admittance with deadline of February 15th (Students are notified of acceptance within days of program interview!)
  • International students are encouraged to apply!
  • Opportunities in many areas: Youth Programming, Education, Business Development, Literacy Programs, Community Revitalization, Disability Inclusion, Museum Collections, Human Resources, Children's Services, Development, Marketing, Sales, Athletic Promotions and more!

Sample Internship Sites:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint
  • Carriage Town Ministries
  • Communities First, Inc.
  • Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
  • Whaley Children's Center
  • 100K Ideas
  • GearUp Flint
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Shelter of Flint

When: Summer (other semesters are possible - contact Study Away Office)

Program Dates: June to mid-August, 10 week internship

Eligibility: 2.5 minimum GPA recommended, but not required

Courses: SSC 493, SSC 490, SSC 494 for a minimum of 6 credits. HDFS and MC options also available.

Housing: Located in the growing and vibrant downtown Flint area, close to internships, parking is included

Program Fee: NO PROGRAM FEE! Students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits from program-approved courses do not pay any program fee. However, students not enrolled in 6 credits may stay in program-provided housing for a minimal fee. Tuition, most meals, transportation, and personal spending money are the responsibility of the student. 


 February 15th, with rolling admittance
***Apply early to secure your top choice internship!***


For more information, please contact:

Vicki Shaver
Study Away and Internship Coordinator
Office of Study Abroad, Study Away and Internships
Berkey Hall 221
To make an appointment, please click here.