Funding Your Impact

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Professional and community engagement is supported by a strong commitment from UMSI to develop opportunities for students to apply their skills - locally and globally - to advance the public good. UMSI students can apply for funding related to their internships or for information-related projects or professional development. Grants are available through the University of Michigan and the School of Information.

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UMSI Internship Grant

The UMSI Internship Grant supports students who are participating in an internship that may be unpaid or does not provide a competitive salary/wage. The grant will prioritize internships which:

  • Provide a global experience
  • Create social impact
  • Pay less than $5,000 for a full-time internship

Multiple funds are available with differing criteria. View the complete list of Internship Grant Funds available.

Information on 2019-20 internship grants coming soon.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are reviewed after the priority deadline. There will be a second and third round of reviews after the priority deadline, contingent upon the availability of funds. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but will only be reviewed after each round's deadline.

Grant applications are reviewed holistically; higher quality applications are awarded higher amounts of requested funding. All applicants are encouraged to use the grant application advising services provided by the UMSI Career Development and Professional and Community Engagement staff (see below for details).