Exploration and Immersion

Are you looking for ways to explore new areas of interest outside your classes?  Do you want to immerse yourself more deeply in the subjects you have leaned about in your classes?  Are you having trouble finding programs to help you get more out of your LSA education?  Check out the listings below to find programs that will help explore your interests and immerse yourself more fully to get more out of your degree.  

In addition to the links below, you can also check for student organizations at Maize Pages. 

Social Sciences and Humanities

Institute for Social Research 
The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the world's largest academic social science survey and research organization. They offer a variety of educational programs, services and resources for students, researchers, and high school and college educators.  These range from formal degree programs to summer courses and online materials. http://home.isr.umich.edu/education/

AMCULT 306/PSYCH 317 "Community Research" and PSYCH 319 "Empowering Families and Communities"
Courses focused on family and community empowerment that require classroom work in addition to practical community fieldwork in Detroit.

The Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy
The Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy is an 8-week summer internship program for undergraduate students interested in the goal of eliminating racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities.

UROP Humanities & Social Sciences Summer Fellowship
UROP provides funds to support a small number of research fellowships for students to conduct part-time research in the humanities and social sciences in at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus.  The goal of the Humanities & Social Science Summer Fellowship program is to provide students with an opportunity to design an independent research project guided by a faculty mentor that could form the basis for a future honors thesis.

UROP Community Based Research Fellowship 
The Community Based Research Fellowship Program matches University of Michigan undergraduate students with community organizations in Southeastern Michigan. Students work full-time for ten weeks doing community based research, and also participate in weekly seminars. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with community organizations, and see the direct impact your work can have on a local community.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

University of Michigan Solar Car Team. 
The Solar Car Team is an entirely student-run organization that designs and builds solar electric vehicles to race both nationally and internationally. They offer positions for students of all different majors and interests.

Environment and Ecology Internships at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.
Summer internships at UM-MBGNA offer students the opportunity to develop professional skills and experience. Project planning and development, extended learning opportunities and a field trip are all part of the Summer Internship program.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. You can also search “REU” at umich.edu to find out about UM specific programs.

Camp Davis.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Rocky Mountain Field Station provides an unparalleled learning experience each summer. Located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and nearby Grand Teton National Park, our location provides a wealth of instructional opportunities. Camp Davis hosts courses in Introductory Geology, Geological Mapping, Ecosystem Science and the History and Literature of the West.

UM BioStation
UMBS students engage in and learn about biology and environmental science by studying directly in the field and by developing relationships with some of the world’s most respected experts. UMBS is a highly interactive community where students, faculty and researchers come together to learn about the natural world, to examine environmental change, and to seek solutions to the critical environmental challenges of our times.

Biomedical & Life Sciences Summer Fellowship.
This program provides opportunities for students attending to conduct full-time biomedical and life sciences research with a University of Michigan faculty member for a 10 week period. In addition to the research activities, summer fellows participate in seminars co-sponsored by the Medical School and in monthly journal clubs facilitated by researchers from the Life Sciences Institute and Medical School.

UROP Energy Institute Fellowship Program.
 Provides selected undergraduates with a $4,000 stipend for a 10-week fellowship to work under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty member in science, technology, and policy fields related to the following research areas: Energy policy, economics and societal impact, Carbon-free energy sources, Energy storage and utilization, and Transportation and fuels.

Summer Research Opportunities Program. 
The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program at U-M.

Center for Entrepreneurship
CFE supports student entrepreneurs by connecting current students with Michigan alumni in the start-up community, providing grants for students to pursue their own ideas for companies and products, and simplifying and clarifying student intellectual property transfer processes for students and the broader community.

Mathematics at Michigan Extracurricular Activities Summary.
Your Undergraduate experience in mathematics will be greatly enriched by participating in some of the math-related extracurricular activities sponsored by the department. Interaction with your fellow concentrators is an integral part of a well-rounded undergraduate education.

U of M Cardiovascular Center Summer Research Fellowship.
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center offers a summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students that are interested in cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

Opportunities in the Arts

The RC Players
The RC Players is a student-run theater group housed in East Quad, courtesy of the Residential College at The University of Michigan. The group presents several productions each semester including An Evening of Scenes at the beginning of the Fall and Winter Terms.  There are a number of ways in which you can join. Most common is acting, but we take all types of theater enthusiasts: techies, directors, writers, board members, officers, etc. The important thing to realize is that you don't have to be a member of the Residential College to participate!

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is a community theatre group. Auditions at A2CT are open. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows.

Shakespeare in the Arb
Every year, UM students, alumni, and faculty members gather to act in Shakespeare in the Arb. Students who participate cna earn credit by registering for RCHUMS 483.. The experience blends community, student, and professional-style participation in a theatrical production with the delicate ecology and beautiful environment of the Arb, providing dynamic educational value for participating students.

New England Literature Program (NELP)
NELP is a University of Michigan academic program that takes place at Camp Wohelo on Sebago Lake in Maine during the Spring half-term. UM faculty and other instructors teach the courses, and students earn regular UM credit.  

Basement Arts
Basement Arts' mission is to provide quality student produced theater every weekend of the school year. Our productions are student directed, acted, and designed and are open to the whole University of Michigan community.

RCHUMS 334, “Community Empowerment through the Arts”
This course challenges the understanding of what it means to be empowered and how to be an agent of empowerment. Learn how to apply the arts as a tool for change in issues of social justice. This class is taught by a team of teachers that practice engaged-learning as an instructional tool. Students will develop the capacity to formulate creative arts interventions through exposure to engaged-learning practices in the classroom and through hands-on work with one of five exemplary community-based projects in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Detroit. See LSA Course Guide.

Arts at Michigan
Arts at Michigan exists to integrate arts and culture into the undergraduate experience at the University of Michigan through the events, programs, funding and resources that we provide to students on campus.  Programs include Welcome Week’s Artscapade!, the Art Outta Town series of cultural institutions in lower Michigan, and grants to support the incorporation of arts events into the curriculum, residence hall living, and student organization activities. The office also operates Arts Info, a weekly email of arts activities, and runs the Arts at Michigan Web site.

M-Agination Films
M-agination Films is a student-run film production group at the University of Michigan. In production, students are responsible for writing, directing, camera work, editing, and everything in between. We select and projects from student submissions each semester and screen them at the Michigan Theater in April.

UM School of Art and Design Job and Internship postings

The Hopwood Awards Program
The Hopwood Program administers the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards in writing as well as 3 fellowship competitions, 6 poetry contests, and 16 special prizes.

Work, Study, and Travel Abroad

UM sponsored study abroad opportunities

Michigan Global Academic Programs offer global opportunities for students to study off campus during the entire academic year, spring, summer, fall or winter terms. Educational opportunities are categorized into exchange programs at institutions where students take university-level courses with locals or in programs structured specifically for a variety of American university students. Students can earn Michigan in-residence credit for their coursework.   Many of the programs also have academic themes best explored on site, such as Art History in Paris, France or Health and Nutrition in the Dominican Republic.

Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU)  expands learning beyond traditional classroom boundaries through intercultural, short-term (3 or 4 week) summer service projects.  Small groups of diverse students called GIEU Student Scholars are mentored by U-M faculty members and travel to culturally-rich locations in the U.S. and around the world. Projects benefit local communities and give students the opportunity to work closely with local community members. GIEU emphasizes gaining intercultural skills, and as such, students are matched with field sites after being admitted to the program. 

Spring/Summer Language Study programs allow students to complete their third and fourth term language requirement in one intensive half term in the field. Students deepen their comfort and fluency in a non-English language through direct immersion as they live with host families and/or participate in internship/volunteer placements. 

Global Course Connections short-term programs offer an excellent and affordable opportunity for students interested in field-based extensions to on-campus courses. Students enroll for selected courses on campus in the winter or fall terms and then travel (2-4 weeks) with classmates to a field site where they can put into practice or experience what they have learned. Students receive additional 1-2 credit hours for the projects they complete on site. 

Non-UM study abroad opportunities

International Center Education Abroad Office provides resources and information about study, work, and travel abroad options. Our study and work abroad services provide information to American students looking to expand their academic and employment knowledge and experience beyond the U.S.  See website for study abroad search engines.  http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/study/ 

London Internship Program at Boston University (British Parliament)
The London Internship Program offers a semester of study and work  that combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain’s history, culture, and society, and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty exclusively to students enrolled in the Boston University program.

Center for International Business Education and Research

CIBER provides a continuum of opportunity in international-business education, beginning as early as your sophomore or junior year in the BBA program, and progressing through your graduate years in the MBA program. The center also offers counseling at every stage to help you decide how best to prepare for your career in the globally interdependent business community.
Study Abroad: (http://www.umich.edu/~cibe/students/studyabroad.html)
Internship programs (http://www.umich.edu/~cibe/students/overseas.html) are open to LSA students.

Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program 
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme aims to promote grass roots internationalisation at the local level by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and JET participants at the person-to-person level.

Philanthropy and Non-profits

Development Summer Internship Program 
Offered exclusively to University of Michigan undergraduates, D-SIP provides a unique, paid opportunity to work alongside fundraising professionals, develop new skills and prepare for a rewarding future in philanthropy.www.giving.umich.edu/internship/

Spanish Language Internship Program
The Spanish Language Internship Program (SLIP) links Spanish-speaking students with community-based organizations in Ann Arbor and Southwest Detroit to provide unique service learning opportunities in the Latino community. Through your volunteering activities, you will gain insight into the cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues affecting this group, with opportunities to refine your Spanish.

M-HEAL (Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives)
The goal of M-HEAL is to develop sustainable solutions to global health problems. Undergraduate and graduate students from all engineering disciplines, business, design, biological, sciences, and the humanities accomplish this goal through volunteering at World Medical Relief to test and repair medical equipment, implementing a survey to evaluate unmet medical needs in hospitals in the developing world, and designing and building medical devices to meet these needs. M-HEAL members are also involved in social entrepreneurship, and plan to create socially responsible mechanisms of implementation.

Semester in Detroit
Semester in Detroit transforms U-M students through reciprocal relationships with the people, organizations, and neighborhoods of Detroit. Students spend a semester living in Detroit, taking classes, and completing an internship. By living, learning, and working in the city, our students engage with community leaders in transformative work - strengthening themselves as well as the wider region.

Soc 389: Practicum in Sociology
Project Community is a program within the Department of Sociology. We are committed to student involvement in community service and social action, both to improve the lives of those in the community, as well as to enhance student learning and development.  By engaging in service and complementary active learning, students grow in social responsibility, develop critical thinking skills, assess personal values, and come to better understand themselves.  Students are primarily involved with individuals in the community who experience social inequalities, and learn with, from, and about them. Students may choose from one of four program areas:  Education, Public Health, Gender and Sexuality, & Criminal Justice.

Psych 211: Project Outreach
The purpose of Project Outreach is to have students learn about themselves and about psychology by becoming involved in community settings. As an Outreach student you will be engaged in real work in the community, designed to meet community needs.

NASST: North American Summer Service Team
Each year, the North American Summer Service Team sends approximately 60 University of Michigan student volunteers to 5 different organizations across the continent that deal with issues related to: AIDS/HIV Prevention, Education, and Treatment; Domestic Violence; Immigration: Border & Refugee Issues; Urban Poverty & (Re-) Development;  Rural Poverty & (Re-) Development; Youth & Education; Indigenous Peoples.

Alternative Spring Break
The Interfaith Action alternative break(s) for 2013 will be focused on interfaith cooperative efforts in the areas of social services and faith-based community organizing. Students will receive training in methodologies of interfaith dialogue, volunteer with a multifaith-supported service agency, and learn from community organizers engaging religiously diverse congregations in cooperative action and advocacy.

Ronald MacDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Huron Valley provides two different "homes away from home" for families of children receiving medical treatment in the Ann Arbor area. Located within walking distance of the University of Michigan Medical Centers, the Ann Arbor House opened its doors in 1985 and serves over 600 families a year. The "Mott House" opened in December 2011 and provides a short-term respite for families of the most medically fragile patients. Families from throughout Michigan, across the nation, and from around the world make the Ronald McDonald House their temporary haven.

Food Gatherers
Food Gatherers rescues food that would otherwise go to waste from more than 300 local sources including food retailers, restaurants, and food wholesalers. As members of both the Food Bank Council of Michigan and Feeding America, we are connected to statewide and national corporate and government food donations.  Our Growing Initiatives are dramatically increasing the amount of local vegetables available to our partners.

City Year 
City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is a  nonprofit organization in Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Our mission is to enrich our whole community through a legacy of affordable homeownership for low-income families.  Together with our Habitat homeowners, our volunteers, and our supporters, we are committed to making affordable housing a matter of conscience and action, right here in our own community.

Humane Society of Huron Valley
HSHV is the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County that takes in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals. Each year we help over 10,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals.

Education and Working with Children

JumpStart Tutoring and Mentoring Opportunities
Jump Start recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Their curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

JumpStart (in partnership with UM)
Much like the National JumpStart program listed above, this UM partnership is also a language and literacy program focused on the Ann Arbor community and the resources of the University of Michigan Campus. In Jumpstart, college student volunteers, called corps members, work to build literacy, language, social, and initiative skills in young children. Students may also use their workstudy award through the Jumpstart-UM partnership.

Project Community is a program within the Department of Sociology.  We are committed to student involvement in community service and social action, both to improve the lives of those in the community, as well as to enhance student learning and development.  By engaging in service and complementary active learning, students grow in social responsibility, develop critical thinking skills, assess personal values, and come to better understand themselves.  Students are primarily involved with individuals in the community who experience social inequalities, and learn with, from, and about them. Students may choose from one of four program areas:  Education, Public Health, Gender and Sexuality, & Criminal Justice.

Check the LSA Course Guide for SOC 389 to see the latest offerings of Project Outreach.

Psych 211 - Project Outreach
The purpose of Project Outreach is to help students learn about themselves and about psychology by becoming involved in community settings. As an Outreach student you will be engaged in real work in the community, designed to meet community needs. You will have a chance to explore careers and significant social issues. You will be involved with a small group of students, led by an undergraduate under the supervision of a graduate student, and faculty member who will guide you through the learning cycle and make your experience educational and enjoyable.

K-grams is a mentoring and learning program that pairs up college and elementary school students through a suite of programs. K-grams brings people together from all facets of the University of Michigan campus and the local community. It is an entirely student-led organization.

A2LP: Ann Arbor Language Program
The Ann Arbor Languages Partnership (A2LP) offers an opportunity to University of Michigan students and Ann Arbor community members to teach Spanish to 3rd and 4th graders in Ann Arbor public schools. The program is a course that combines intensive preparation in teaching Spanish at the elementary level with extensive clinical placements that are supported through collaboration with the Ann Arbor public schools.  These experiences are designed to introduce apprentice teachers to teaching world languages at the elementary school level and to support them as they learn to teach in these settings. The course is designed for any student or community member who is interested in developing teaching skills in world languages and in proficiency-based language teaching.

PSYCH 307 gives students the opportunity for direct interaction with young children and their teachers through classroom placements in an early childhood education and care setting with infants, toddlers, preschoolers. Students are assigned to a specific classroom and group of children and participate under the direct supervision of the classroom teachers and directors of the University of Michigan Towsley Children’s House (710 S. Forest). Students can earn 3-4 credits.
For more information search PSYCH  307.001 in the LSA course guide.

ELI 390: Community Service and Language, Education, and Culture
The course employs an academic service learning framework in preparing for and reflecting on this experiential based course. Students will receive training and supervision in teaching English as a Second Language and discuss issues as they emerge from the practica and readings. Likely themes include lesson planning, task design, individual learner differences, and socio-cultural factors in teaching ESL. Populations vary from migrant populations, academic tutoring, to ESL classrooms in Ann Arbor. For more information search ELI 390 in the LSA course guide.

America Reads Tutoring Corps
America Reads, a national campaign that was initiated in 1997, challenges every American to help our children learn to read well and independently by the end of elementary school.Through a partnership with the School of Education and office of Financial Aid, we train college students to be mindful, effective tutors by scaffolding their learning about how student achievement in the U.S. education system interfaces with issues of class, race, language acquisition and other systems. The University students are the vehicle through which we work toward our mission.

City Year City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At 24 locations across the United States, teams of diverse young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months working to improve student attendance, behavior and course performance in English and math.

Children's Environmental Health Initiative
CEHI is a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. Housed within the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, CEHI oversees multiple environmental research projects emphasizing the special vulnerabilities of children. CEHI employes undergraduates as research assistants.

Center for Educational Outreach
The Center for Educational Outreach administers a series of programs in collaboration with schools and community agencies. CEO engages with schools and school systems to sponsor programs on topics of interest to those concerned with academic achievement and educational progress.  Student volunteer positions are available for a variety of different programs.

Law, Government and Public Policy

SOC 389: Practicum in Sociology.
Sociology 389: Practicum in Sociology (Experiential) is offered in Fall and Winter terms on a mandatory Credit/ No Credit basis. There are sections available for 2, 3, and 4 credit hours.  Students may choose from one of four program areas:  Education, Public Health, Gender and Sexuality, & Criminal Justice.

Volunteer at Safe House
SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized that lives or works in Washtenaw County. Our services include emergency shelter for those in danger of being hurt or killed, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and especially, hope.

Mock Trial Participation.
Mock trial is a simulation of a court case. In competition, one university’s plaintiff or prosecution competes against another university’s defense, and vice versa. Mock trial helps to develop communication, public speaking and critical thinking skills. Members of a mock trial team also learn real courtroom procedure and become experts in the Federal Rules of Evidence. During a round, each side presents an opening statement, three witnesses, and a closing argument during the three hour trial. We are judged by a variety of volunteers, from local attorneys to federal judges.

Debate Team
The University of Michigan Intercollegiate Debating Team was one of the nation's first intercollegiate forensics teams, founded in 1890. From that time until today the Debate Team has excelled in teaching critical thinking skills and persuasive communication techniques.

Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR)
The Office of Student Conflict Resolution promotes a safe and scholarly community in which students navigate conflict in a peaceful, socially just, and self-reflexive manner.  OSCR offers a spectrum of conflict resolution pathways that are educationally focused, student-driven, community owned, and restorative in nature, which are adaptable to meet the needs of individuals experiencing conflict.

Intergroup Relations
The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a social justice education program at the University of Michigan. Since 1988, we have been engaging students, faculty, and staff to proactively learn about the complexities of living in a multicultural society. Through academic courses, workshops, research, resources and outreach, we provide opportunities for both the U-M campus and the general community to explore issues of intergroup relations, explicitly focusing on the relationship between social conflict and social justice.

Florida State College of Law Summer for Undergraduates
The College of Law Summer for Undergraduates Program brings to campus undergraduate students from throughout the country for a month-long immersion into legal study.  The largest and oldest of its kind, the primary goal of the Program is to acquaint students with the study of law and to assist them in acquiring skills that will benefit their undergraduate and future law school studies.

Federal positions/internships
www.usajobs.gov/studentjobs or www.makingthedifference.org/federalinternships

Department of State Student Programs
The U.S. Department of State offers two programs for high school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students who are interested in working in a foreign affairs environment. http://careers.state.gov/students/programs#nogo

Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seekers and employers, as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce. Being able to better match available talent to job openings will create a stronger economy and a stronger Michigan.  www.mitalent.org

Michigan in Washington
Michigan in Washington Program admits 45-50  undergraduates from all majors to spend a semester (Fall or Winter) in Washington, D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship to earn a full semester of credits.

Public Service Internship Program
The Career Center's Public Service Intern Program (PSIP) prepares undergraduate students to obtain summer internships in Washington DC, and supports participants while living in DC.

London Internship Program at Boston University
The London Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in England’s exciting capital city. This program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain’s history, culture, and society, and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty exclusively to students enrolled in the Boston University program.

State of Michigan Internship Program
The State of Michigan Internship Program allows students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and concepts to the work setting of State Government.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Center for International Business Education and Research
CIBER offers short term summer study abroad programs in china, Costa Rica, and Europe with a focus on business. They also offer summer internships in French speaking countries and Turkey.
http://www.umich.edu/~cibe/students/studyabroad.html and 

Center for Entrepreneurship
CFE supports student entrepreneurs by connecting current students with Michigan alumni in the start-up community, providing grants for students to pursue their own ideas for companies and products, and simplifying and clarifying student intellectual property transfer processes for students and the broader community.

MPowered Entrepreneurship
MPowered’s goal is to help student entrepreneurs  begin their entrepreneurial journey through a variety of projects.  MPowered projects are 1000 Pitches, The Kenya Project, Startup Career Fair, EduPreneurship Bootcamp, Startup Weekend, and Social (e)impact.

Tech Arb
The TechArb program empowers University of Michigan students to bring their ideas to life and build viable ventures in an intensive hands-on entrepreneurial education experience. Students accepted into the program also have the opportunity to connect with experienced mentors and the U-M alumni network and to showcase their venture to funders. Within the program, students meet deadlines and produce outlined deliverables to move their businesses forward.

University of Michigan Solar Car Team
The Solar Car Team is an entirely student-run organization that designs and builds solar electric vehicles to race both nationally and internationally. They offer positions for students of all different majors and interests.

Conflict Resolution and Social Justice

Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR)
OSCR offers a variety of services to the University of Michigan community to assist in preventing and resolving conflicts between University members. Recognizing that individuals have differing needs and interests when approaching conflict, and in appreciation for the complexity and uniqueness of conflicts that require sophisticated approaches, OSCR offers a spectrum of services that may be tailored to meet individual circumstances.  Students can volunteer to participate in a number of OSCR’s activities.

Intergroup Relations
Be a participant in groups through PSYCH/SOC/UC 122 or train to be a group facilitator through UC 218, 320, and 321.

Residential Education
Participate in Residence Hall Governance. The residence hall student government system at the University of Michigan includes Hall Councils, Multicultural Councils and the Residence Halls Association (RHA).  Participation in these groups provides opportunities to explore and initiate social, educational, political and recreational programs on campus and to influence Housing policies.

Sociology 389: Project Community
Earn credit in sections such as "Organizing for Social Justice" or "Criminal Justice." Students combine approximately four hours of weekly service in community settings with weekly small-group, student-led seminars. Seminars are interactive, focus on related sociological issues, and provide a time for dialogue, mutual support, planning, and problem-solving.

ELI 390: Community Service and Language, Education, and Culture
In this course, students teach or assist in a local ESL classroom or tutoring program for at least four hours per week or 48 hours during the semester. In addition, students will meet with the instructor in small groups based on site placement at least once per month.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center promotes healthy relationships, teaches non-violence and equality, supports survivor healing, and fosters a respectful and safe environment for all members of the University of Michigan community.  SAPAC provides educational and supportive services for the University of Michigan community related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.

Spectrum Center
With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as our framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Our work is accomplished through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy and support.


Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program MHIRT at the National Institutes of Health was established to:(1) increase the representation of socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral careers; and (2) support the research training of students who will most likely contribute to the elimination of health disparities that exist among disadvantaged populations in the U.S.
MHIRT is an all-expenses paid program that provides students the opportunity to engage in important and interesting research overseas on issues related to health disparities.

The Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy (SEP)
The SEP encourages undergraduates to consider health management and policy as an attractive career option through which they can address health disparities by familiarizing them with the field through a structured summer work experience. Each placement is designed to offer a stimulating opportunity for awareness, learning and growth. The ultimate goal is to increase participation of students committed to eliminating health disparities in this important and exciting field.

Summer Opportunities for Apprenticeships in Research (MedSOAR)
Program participants work in a research lab or clinical setting and gain essential skills necessary to become biomedical science professionals.  Research areas include, but are not limited to: pathology, internal medicine, anatomy, physical medicine, a rehabilitation, pediatrics, nursing and veterinary medicine. Participants also learn about health disparities. As many as 15 students are selected to participate in this full-time summer health-related research and/or clinical experience, which starts in June and ends in August. The MedSOAR Program is fully funded by the U-M Medical School; there is no tuition charged to program participants.

Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital, Ann Arbor
Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the medical center and help make our veterans' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments.

University of Michigan Hospital Volunteering 
College Undergraduates and Graduate Students can apply to volunteer at UMHS three times a year: in April for Spring/Summer term, September for Fall term, and December for Winter term.Note: First semester Freshmen are not eligible to volunteer to allow for adjusting to college life.www.med.umich.edu/volunteer/

St. Joseph Mercy Health System Volunteering
The college program is a minimum of an eight (8) month commitment (loosely following the college semesters) of one day a week for 3-4 hours. The program is broken into three (3) sessions: Winter, Summer, and Fall. Each session has deadlines associated with it.  Learn more about our volunteer program for college students.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program 
The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation. Experiences include Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics, Learning-Skills Development, Clinical exposure through small-group clinical rotations and full-group clinician seminars, and career development.
All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend.

Profiles for Success (Medical & Dental)
Profile for Success (PFS) is a seven week residential program from mid May until end of June designed for third-year, fourth-year and recent college graduates who are interested in the fields of medicine or dentistry. The medical component of the program prepares students to navigate the medical school admission process successfully, with activities including: MCAT preparation, admissions procedures, and  students are exposed to research, careers in medical education, and an in-depth review of medical career specialties.

Pipeline Program
The Pipeline Program is a six-week residential program held from mid May through the end of June for college freshmen and sophomores. The purpose of the program is to improve the science skills of participants in chemistry, physics, and biology and to further develop their academic study skills. Through speakers and hands-on activities, participants gain exposure to various career opportunities within the dental and medical fields. The program is provided at no cost to the participants.

American Red Cross of Washtenaw County

Huron Valley Ambulance (EMT training available)

Hope Clinic
Hope Clinic, an interdenominational Christian organization, provides compassionate and practical help to those in need, ministering to the whole person with dignity and respect. We provide a broad range of services.

The Corner Health Center
The Corner Health Center’s mission is to help young people, ages 12-21, make healthy choices now and in the future by providing high-quality primary health care, education and support for adolescents and their children without regard to income level.

Arbor Hospice
Arbor Hospice provides comfort and support at the end-of-life for persons with life-limiting conditions as well as their families. Arbor Hospice aims to understand the patient's goals for care to make the person comfortable and relieve their symptoms and pain for the entire length of their illness. All of our volunteers receive extensive training in providing comfort and support to families facing end-of-life issues.

Home Care and Hospice of Michigan
Hospice of Michigan volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team. Volunteers provide clients, caregivers and family members with physical and emotional support during this important and stressful time. Caregiving for the terminally ill loved one can be exhausting. Volunteers assist the caregiver by providing opportunities to get away for a needed break

The Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Huron Valley provides two different "homes away from home" for families of children receiving medical treatment in the Ann Arbor area. 
We have shift volunteers during the day and evening. They are assigned a three-hour shift every other week. These shifts occur daily during the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan 
Our mission is to ensure full access to reproductive health care through medical services, education and advocacy with services and programs available to all people regardless of race, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Center for Courageous Kids
The Center for Courageous Kids, also known as CCK, is a world class medical camp located in Scottsville, KY, serving children and families from across the country who are living with a variety of medical challenges.  We are open year round and can host 120 kids at a time.  Volunteers are needed year-round, for both family weekends and summer sessions!

Journalism, Marketing, and Media

Michigan Daily
The Michigan Daily welcomes students with all levels of journalism experience. Whether you were the editor in chief of your high school newspaper or have never written an article, we will provide the training and skills you need to be a top journalist.  Each section has its own process for joining. Students may apply and become a member of more than one section. However, staff members may not write for both the news and opinion sections. Students also may not work on both the editorial and business staffs.

The Gargoyle
The Gargoyle is the University of Michigan's official humor magazine. It currently prints three issues each school year and is distributed for free throughout Ann Arbor and the Michigan campus. The magazine is composed of a variety of articles, ranging from short fiction to interviews to satire, as well as art and cartoons.

The Michiganensian
The Michiganensian is the yearbook of the University of Michigan. It has been published yearly at the University for 114 years. The book not only depicts over 5,000 undergraduate students, but also documents campus activities, student organizations, dorm life, and the most important projects campus-wide.

Development Summer Internship Program
Join a diverse community of U-M undergraduates who are finding great careers and shaping the future of philanthropy through U-M’s award-winning paid summer internship program.

Wolv TV
WOLV-TV is the University of Michigan’s completely student-run television station, with shows airing on channel 57 in the dorms.  There are many crew member positions available at WOLV.  

Michigan Radio


Leadershape provides training to help you become a leader on campus.  You will identify something you are passionate about and create a vision and action plan to help share that idea with friends, campus, the community, and the world.  You will learn how to lead with integrity through a variety of fun and educational experiences. You will leave with the tools to effectively implement this vision and lead differently.

Barger Leadership Institute
Institute partners with the Organizational Studies and other units on campus to provide Michigan students with rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities as well as funding in support of leadership learning that teaches beyond the conventional classroom.

UM Central Student Government
Interested in joining the Central Student Government? We're always looking for interested, passionate individuals to join our organization. Given our size and the diverse range of opportunities we have available, there is more likely than not something available you're interested in. Please contact us at csg.contact@umich.edu to learn more about how you can get involved in the Central Student Government. 

LSA Student Government
LSASG works with University administration and student organizations on behalf of the Student Body of LSA whenever it is in the interests of LSA students to do so. LSASG plans its own events, such as Taste of Michigan, and also co-sponsors events with other student organizations that will benefit the students of LSA.