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Rackham Internships

Given the diverse careers that our graduates pursue, Rackham Graduate School provides funding for internships that prepare students to succeed in the expanded range of careers available to them.

Why Do an Internship?


Work Outside Your Home Department

Get fresh perspectives on your training and how it can be applied.


Develop New Skills

Identify gaps in you skill set and hone your expertise.


Explore Your Interests

Learn more about careers that intrigue you.



Establish important professional contacts in your field.


Gain Experience

Position yourself competitively for future job opportunities.

Rackham Internship Programs

Rackham currently offers these internship programs and is developing new mechanisms for internship support.

Biosciences Internship Grant

Biosciences Internship Grants fund a supervised, practical experience for a maximum of 12 weeks during the spring or summer terms that provides insights into career opportunities for doctoral students enrolled in bioengineering, biological, biomedical, or health sciences programs.

Public Engagement Internships

The Rackham Public Engagement Internships provide Rackham students exciting opportunities to intern at cultural, nonprofit, and educational organizations on campus, in Ann Arbor, and in nearby communities like Detroit.

Contact Professional and Academic Development

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848


Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.