Flint Summer Internship Program - NEW 2017!!


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. This summer we are adding a new summer program in Flint, Michigan! Students benefit from hands-on learning in fields of interest while contributing to the mission of the organization and revitalization of the Flint area. As part of this new program, students are enrolled in concurrent coursework designed to develop self-awareness of the skills they have, as well as the ones they need to be successful in their internship and future career.  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 with mentors, peers and community members
  • 10-week (June 3 to Aug 12), 35 hours per week, typically unpaid internships
  • 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 with rolling admittance with final deadline of April 7.
  • International students are welcome 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!

Potential Internship Sites:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint
  • Carriage Town Ministries
  • Communities First, Inc.
  • The Disability Network
  • Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
  • Gear Up Flint
  • Flint Genesee Literacy Network
  • Sloan Longway Collections
  • YWCA
  • Whaley Children's Center

When: Pilot program Summer 2017

Program Dates: June 3 to August 12, 2017, 10 week internship

Eligibility: 2.5 minimum GPA; junior standing recommended

Courses: SSC 493, SSC 490, HDFS 493, and others for a minimum of 6 credits

Housing: Riverfront Flint (UM Flint Housing) at NO CHARGE to students!

Program Fee: NO PROGRAM FEE! Students pay tuition, meals, transportation, and personal spending money. 


Summer - April 7, 2017 


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.


Flint Opportunities with Diplomat Pharmacy


Diplomat Fellowship Program: This program is designed to develop and empower new thought leaders who get hands-on experience in local community organizations that allows for professional development while providing a social impact.

  • Opportunity to create sustainable change in Flint through research, social impact and service projects
  • Connect regularly with mentors, peers and community members to plan projects
  • Open to undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • 12-week (June 5 to Aug 18), 35 hours per week, PAID fellowships with housing provided in downtown Flint
  • Online application process with rolling admittance with final deadline of March 31: www.diplomat.is/fellowship
  • Contact the Corporate Social Responsibility team with questions: fellows(at)diplomat.is  or email Jessica Judson jjudson(at)diplomat.is.
  • Eligible for MSU internship credit (students apply to SSC 493 separately)
  • International students are welcome to apply IF they are earning credits through their university


Diplomat Internship Program: Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, provides students with experience in a variety of career interest areas.  Student-interns are trusted to work independently and openly communicate with department leaders as they contribute to meaningful projects.

This internship at Diplomat has been so valuable in giving me real world experience. I encourage all undergraduates, regardless of their discipline, to apply. There’s something for everyone here.

--Sarah, 2015 Intern

  • Opportunities in many areas: Education, Finance, Hospital Specialty Programs, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Sales and more!
  • Responsible for a summer project to present at the end of the internship
  • 12 weeks, 40 hours per week, PAID internships from May to August, include housing in downtown Flint
  • Visit www.diplomat.is/internship for more information or contact the Human Resources department with questions. Email: recruiting(at)diplomat.is or phone 810.768.9127
  • Eligible for MSU internship credit (students apply to SSC 493 separately)
  • International students are welcome to apply IF they are earning credits through their university