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MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award

About the Program: Spring 2018

Information about a Spring 2018 program will be posted by November 30, 2018. For your planning purposes, a deadline for application would fall around January 15, 2018.

If you are an MSU undergraduate participating in an unpaid internship, this program is designed to encourage and support your initiative in finding experiential learning opportunities that help you prepare for your career.  Funded by the generosity of the MSUFCU and individual donors, this program is administered through the MSU Career Services Network. Stipend awards of up to $1,000 each are available.  The number of awards and dollar amounts will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. 

Looking Back: Fall 2017 Application Information

Fall 2017 internships must occur during a significant period of time between September - December, 2017.

Application Process:

  • Log into Desire2Learn at
  • click the Self Registering Courses tab (upper right corner), search and click on the “MSUFCU Intern Award” to enroll in this course.
  • Once added, open the course and
    • complete the application form 
    • upload your most current resume
    • upload your personal essay

Application Checklist: 

__ D2L application completely filled out. Provide information about the internship you are most likely to secure if you have not already secured (accepted) an internship position.
__ Personal Essay – One (1) page describing your academic and career goals and how this internship fits into your strategy for achieving your goals. You are encouraged to demonstrate your passion for your internship opportunity as well as make your case for any financial considerations that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship. If you have not yet secured one, describe the #1 priority internship you are pursuing.
__ Current Resume

The number of awards will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. Contingent awards are available for students who have not accepted an internship offer by the September 12 deadline, but internships must be secured by September 26, 2017.

Application Deadline: September 12, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Recipients are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate MSU student in good standing
  • Preference will be given to students graduating in December 2017 or later
  • Accepted to or actively pursuing a high quality, unpaid, career-related internship focusing on the following areas: non-profit organization, government, media, the arts, public relations and advertising
  • Preference will be given to demonstrated financial need (as determined by student essay and the MSU Office of Financial Aid)
  • Open to U.S. based internships only
  • Preference will be given to applicants interning at non-profits located in the greater Lansing area, non-profits in Michigan and Michigan start up businesses in operation less than two years.
  • Program is not open to students interning with an MSU department, who are interning internationally, who are past Award recipients, or graduate level students.

Questions regarding the application process or the Desire 2 Learn (D2L) course, please contact: Victoria Morris: