Internship Opportunities

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Handshake is a powerful online career services platform connecting GVSU students & alumni to top employers and resources! For more internship opportunities you can visit Handshake through the Career Center.

Search key words like resource management, science, health, medical, dental, engineering, technology, etc. 

You could also contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.or the Office of Fellowships and set up an appointment to begin the conversation. 

This page will bring you just a small amount of what opportunities are available for you.  Research Opportunities can also be found in the Student Opportunity Center database on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. website. For questions or help in preparing materials for research please contact their office at (616) 331-8100 or [email protected]

For help with your personal statement or essays please go to the Writing Center or the Career Center. 

Campus Resources

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Click to learn how you can get the credits you need for your internship. Stop into the Career Center (206 STU) or TRiO SSS (200 STU) for any additional questions. 

Resume/Interview Preparation

If you are applying for an internship please contact your TRiO advisor or the Career Center for help with your resume or interview.

Current Available Internship Positions

As part of our efforts to help build the pipeline of young women considering careers in public policy, the Women's Congressional Policy Institute, hosts interns throughout the year. These paid internships are open to undergraduate students and those who have graduated within the past 6 months.

Students who currently are enrolled in a graduate program are strongly encouraged to apply to our fellowship program. Please see the fellowship page for more information.


  • Interest in women’s issues, excellent written and oral communication skills, careful attention to detail, and can work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Previous experience with social media platforms is a plus.
  • Open to undergraduate students of all disciplines/majors.

Award: Paid Internship 


  • Summer: Opens December 1 – Closes February 1
  • Fall: Open April 20 – Closes June 15
  • Winter/ Spring: Opens September 1 – Closes November 15.


As part of our efforts to help build the pipeline of young women considering careers in public policy, the Women's Congressional Policy Institute, hosts interns throughout the year. These paid internships are open to undergraduate students and those who have graduated within the past 6 months


  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Genuine interest in development/ fundraising work.
  • Undergraduate student.

Award: Paid Internship 


  • Summer: Opens December 1 – Closes February 15
  • Fall: Open April 20 – Closes June 15
  • Winter/ Spring: Opens September 1 – Closes November 15


Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, Frank C. Carr, founder of INROADS, quit his executive-level corporate day job and committed to taking swift and decisive action to increase ethnically diverse employees in corporate management in the U.S., and to help change the way these candidates gained entry into the business world. For over four decades, INROADS has helped businesses gain greater access to diverse talent through continuous leadership development of outstanding ethnically diverse students and placement of those students in internships at many of North America’s top corporations, firms and organizations.


  • Attending Regionally Accredited Colleges/Universities
  • Full-Time Undergraduate College Student with at least 1 summer or 27 credit hours remaining before graduating college
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher. First Semester College Freshman apply with a 0.0
  • Major or Career Interest in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering (STEM), Software Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science/MIS, Healthcare, Retail Management and Liberal Arts

Award: Paid multi-year internship with a top company 

Deadline: INROADS accepts applications year-round, however, for priority consideration, it is recommended that college undergraduates submit their online internship application by March 31, 2021. 


Science News, the award-winning magazine covering all fields of science for a general readership, is now accepting applications for its science writing internships.

Interns work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Based in Washington, D.C. The internship is intended for people planning careers in science writing and is offered three times a year for at least a three-month stay within the following periods: spring (January to April), summer (June to September) and fall (October to December).


  • People planning careers in science writing.
  • Preference is given to people completing an advanced degree in journalism with an emphasis in science writing.
  • Skilled writers working toward an advanced degree in one of the sciences and experienced journalists in transition to a science specialty are also considered.

Award: Three-month internship with $600 per week stipend.


  • June 7, 2021 (fall 2021 internship)
  • October 4, 2021 (spring 2022 internship)
  • January 10, 2022 (summer 2022 internship)


CHCI Congressional Interns learn firsthand how the legislative system works, spending four days each week working on Capitol Hill. Usually, interns are placed with a member of congress who serves a district in their home state performing meaningful work:

  • responding to constituent inquiries
  • writing policy briefs
  • conducting legislative research on issues such as education, health, foreign affairs, defense, science & technology, and many more
  • attending congressional hearings and policy briefings


  • High academic undergraduate achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher).
  • Display evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service-oriented activities.
  • Superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, asylum seeker, or individual who is lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. 


  • Congressional Office Internship Placement
  • Great Pay: $3,750 (Fall/Spring), $3,125 (Summer)
  • Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC
  • Housing (All Expenses Covered)
  • Academic Credit
  • Leadership Training, Networking and More


  • Spring 2022: October 15, 2021.
  • Summer 2022: December 1, 2021.
  • Fall 2021: February 15, 2021.


Smithsonian internships offer an incredible range of learning opportunities. Because each unit of the Smithsonian (Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, American Art Museum, etc) understands the learning opportunities it can offer best, each unit manages their own internship application process directly.

In terms of application dates, Interns at the Smithsonian arrive and depart on a rolling basis. Different units run programs on different calendar cycles – be sure to check the application dates for the programs that interest you.

Award: Varies 

Deadline: Rolling Basis 


SUPERB participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer working on exciting ongoing research projects focused on Big Data with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department and are motivated to pursue graduate study.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a rising college junior or senior and has completed some upper-division coursework in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • Open to students with or without prior research experience.


  • Nine-Week research experience in engineering, weekly presentations by researchers, lab tours, industry field trip, and graduate school advising.

  • $4,500 stipend, housing, meals, and $600 travel allowance provided.

Deadline: January, annually. 


The Cybersecurity Internship Program is designed to give current students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Interns are recruited from the nation's top undergraduate and graduate programs to put their academic achievements and intellect to use during a critical time in American history. Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols, and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side by side with experts in cybersecurity.


  • Be a U.S. citizen.

  • Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in an accredited university with a major in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer engineering, network engineering, software engineering, supply chain, information assurance, information technology, systems research, systems applications, information systems, information security, software assurance, or business with a specific concentration in one of the above.

  • Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrate project leadership ability.

Award:  approximate salary is $5,800 for the 10-week full-time internship. Salary will be determined based on prior work experience, education, and DHS Cyber Component requirements.

Deadline: Visit Website 


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

Eligibility: N/A 

Award: competitive stipend rates

Deadline: Ongoing 


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