- Only doctoral students who have achieved candidacy are eligible to apply.
- Students must be in good academic standing and must obtain authorization from their Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) to apply. Students should ask their DGS to complete this form to indicate students have departmental approval to participate in this program.
- International students may participate in the program, but will need appropriate work authorization to do so for internship sites off campus. International students should consult with the International Center to discuss what work authorization may be needed in order to participate in an internship.
- Selected interns must sign a student agreement, complete a work plan using Rackham’s template, and attend mandatory Rackham-led monthly cohort meetings during the term of their fellowship, including an orientation and a final debriefing.
- Students may only receive one Academic Term Internship Fellowship during their graduate study at Rackham.
Fall 2021 Internship Host Sites
Please do not reach out to site supervisors. Direct any questions you have to Rackham staff.
- U-M LSA Center for Social Solutions
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Application deadline: June 30
Additional fall 2021 positions will be posted as they become available. The deadline to apply will be adjusted accordingly.
Please read the project descriptions and application instructions carefully. Applicants must submit the following materials:
A cover letter which includes the applicant’s full name, email address, and graduate program, should be tailored to the specific organization and project. Your cover letter should be no more than two pages and answer these questions:
- What are the skills and experience you bring to the organization?
- What do you hope to gain from the internship experience?
- Current résumé (not a CV) of no more than two to three pages, tailored to the specific project and organization.
- Professional references: please provide full name and contact information for three references along with your resume.
Partner organizations will schedule interviews with students they would like to consider. You can leverage the services of Rackham's embedded career counselor to prepare your cover letter, resume, and for your interview—appointments can include cover letter or resume review, tailored interview tips and strategies, as well as mock interviews. Schedule an appointment at the University Career Center's website.
Remember to first obtain authorization from your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) by asking them to complete this form before submitting your application. Applications without DGS authorization will not be considered.