Resources and Funded Opportunities for UM Students

No matter what stage of your graduate career you’re in, there are on-campus resources to help.

Clothes ClosetA program established that allows U-M students to obtain business casual and business professional attire from a wide selection of clothing donated by U-M faculty, staff, and alumni as well as other professionals from the community. Students also receive tips on how to dress to impress and build their professional brand!

Handshake – Login today and customize your profile. See what jobs and internships are available to you and other UM students. Find out when events and fairs are coming up.

Program in Public Scholarship: Institute for Social Change – (APPLY BY MARCH 5) The Program in Public Scholarship’s Institute for Social Change (ISC) is an interactive summer experience that allows students to explore the conceptual and practical dimensions of public scholarship.

Michigan’s Certificate Programs – Certificates offered by the University of Michigan allow graduate students to build and demonstrate their skills in a specialized field or methodology

Rackham Public Engagement Fellowships (APPLY BY MARCH 1) – Paid opportunities for graduate students to intern at cultural, nonprofit, and educational organizations on campus, in Ann Arbor, and in nearby communities. Fellowships are part time (15 – 20 hours per week) for 8 to 15 weeks during the summer and include a stipend of $3,360 to $5,000 based on time commitment.

External Public Humanities Opportunities

Smithsonian Fellowships – Numerous fellowships in many different areas of public humanities.

NEH Internships – An NEH internship is a chance to prepare for a career, experience your federal government from the inside, and learn how Washington works. NEH internships are available in the offices of the Chairman, Congressional Affairs, Communications, Budget, General Counsel, Grant Management, in our library, and in all of our grantmaking divisions:
Digital Humanities, Education, Federal-State Partnerships, Infrastructure, Preservation and Access, Public Programs, and Research.

National Council on Public History – Database from NCPH includes compensated internships and fellowships.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Programs – The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places recent PhDs from the humanities and related social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $68,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.