Be sure to have the following information ready before submitting your application:
1. Names, meeting dates and contact information (email and phone number) for both school and concentration advisors are required in the application. (These meetings are essential to ensure that participation supports each student's educational goals.)
2. Names and contact information (title, department or organization, email and/or phone number) for both references (at least one must be a professor or GSI).
3. Cumulative GPA from the most recent transcript.
Contact the MIW office (MIWDC@umich.edu) with questions regarding the application process.
You must be signed in with your umich ID to complete this application.
In 500-600 words (approximately one page single spaced), please describe:
1. How you hope that the MIW program will enrich your college experience,
2. How your previous experiences make you well-suited for this program, and
3. How an internship in Washington would fit with your educational and career aspirations.
Please indicate the type of internship(s) and research that you are considering. Be sure to include your name and UMID in the header.
Students should update their resume as part of their application to MIW (for use in their internship search). Contact the Career Center in the Student Activities Building for assistance with resume preparation.
Current Copy of Transcript
A current copy of the transcript is required with other application materials. The transcript does not have to be an official transcript, but should include grades from the most recent semester.
Submission of Materials
Essays, resumes and transcripts should be emailed (preferably as one message) to MIWDC@umich.edu before the application deadline.
Materials may also be submitted to the MIW office as hardcopies (6545 Haven Hall). PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE, FOLD OR USE TWO-SIDED PRINTING FOR HARDCOPY MATERIALS.
Each student must arrange for two letters of reference to support their application to the Michigan in Washington Program. The names of people providing these references must be included when the student submits the online portion of the application.
At least one reference should be from a professor or GSI. The other can be from another professor or GSI, a permanent advisor (not a peer advisor) or from a long-term supervisor or volunteer leader who is familiar with the student's work.
Reference letters should include the name, title, phone number, email and address of the person providing the reference. Letters may be submitted as an email, as an attachment to an email, or in hardcopy. Letterhead is not required. The PDF at the link below can be used for references (download, complete and email to the MIW office), however, this form is not required. Any attachment (plain or on letterhead), or simply an email is an acceptable format as long as name, title, department/organization, email and phone numbers are provided.
--References can be emailed to MIWDC@umich.edu.
--Or, references can be sent via campus or US mail to the MIW office (Michigan in Washington Program, 6545 Haven Hall, 505 S. State, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045).
--References can also be sent to the Career Center. In this case, the student must request that the Career Center send the appropriate references to the MIW office. This option (if time permits) allows students to use the references for other purposes (e.g., internship search, job search). Contact the Career Center (in the Student Activities Building) for information about using this service.