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Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program

The Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program allows doctoral students to pursue a fully supported and funded internship during their graduate training (spring/summer, fall, or winter). Internships offer students a mentored professional learning experience in diverse career settings. The program is made possible by Rackham and the generous support of our donors.

The program has two tracks—students may apply to ready-made internships Rackham has set up with host organizations or for funding to support an internship they have secured with an organization. The eligibility requirements and application instructions vary by term and program track (host organization or student-identified). Please make sure to read carefully to understand your eligibility to apply.

Rackham and the University Career Center offer workshops to help graduate students learn about internship opportunities and prepare their application materials. These workshops meet the needs of those interested in the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program. 

Doctoral Intern Fellowships with Rackham Host Sites

Visit the Doctoral Intern Fellowships with Rackham Host Organizations page to learn more about applying to a ready made internship with one of our host organizations during spring/summer, fall, or winter.

Student-Identified Doctoral Intern Fellowships

Visit the Student-Identified Doctoral Intern Fellowships page to learn more about applying for funding to support an internship you have already secured for spring/summer, fall, or winter.

Rackham Internship Guide

If you are a doctoral student considering an internship, Rackham’s Internship Guide can help you think about what factors to consider as you plan on making an internship a part of your graduate experience at U-M.

Application Portal

Rackham doctoral students at the University of Michigan are eligible to use the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Application Portal to apply to doctoral internships with partner organizations or request funding awards for student-identified internships.

NSF INTERN Supplemental Funding

The National Science Foundation Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity was created to support graduate students seeking to engage in experiential learning opportunities. The goal of the NSF INTERN program is to help graduate students prepare for the rapidly changing career landscape for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.

Internship Connection Workshops

Join Rackham and University Career Center Staff for workshops to support your internship search and application materials.

Interested in Hosting an Intern?

If you are interested in working with Rackham to host a doctoral student intern at your organization or campus unit, please let us know by filling out our Partnership Interest form.

Contact Professional Development and Engagement

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 734.647.4013
Fax: 734.936.2848


Professional Development and Engagement is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.