Publishing Institute Information Session


Ralph Zerbonia, a 2000 graduate of both the University of Michigan and the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, will be on campus on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in 3222 Angell Hall at 4:00 PM to present an information session for the Publishing Institute. Ralph will discuss with you the kinds of opportunities the publishing industry affords and the training the Publishing Institute offers.

The Publishing Institute is an intensive, four-week summer program that provides a broad overview of all aspects of the publishing industry in lectures and hands-on workshops in editing and marketing. The faculty members are all professionals working in the publishing industry, and they cover topics from the role of the editor to marketing, from international publishing and markets to the work of the literary agent, from textbook to digital publishing.

Last year in 2017, three U of M students were accepted into this summer program.

DPI Info Session Flyer 2018


Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program at the Library Of Congress

Applications due January 26, 2018

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.

No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge are usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official.

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Study Abroad: Spring University Prague 2018, Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty

The academic programme “Spring University Prague 2018: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty”, is taking place at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) during April 2018 (April 8 – 19). This study programme is internationally acknowledged and successful participants will be given 8 ECTS credits. For detailed information please see their homepage or Facebook page Spring and Summer Universities Prague.

The Institute of International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University) has been organizing similar spring and summer programmes every year since 2009. More than 450 students from 56 different countries have already participated in these courses.

university prague info sheet


Taiwan United States Alliance Ambassador Scholarship Program

The 2018 TUSA Ambassador Scholarship Program June 11 – August 7

Applications Due: February 15  for Early Admission and March 31 for final consideration

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.


  • Ideal applicants are American citizens with a high motivation to learn and good moral character
  • Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
  • All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience

Intensive Chinese Language Classes:

  • Student will be divided into several levels depending on Chinese language proficiency test
  • Daily small group lecture and drilling class
  • One-on-one personalized instruction class
  • Conversation or Global Issues Discussion Class
  • Classes taught in Hanyu Pinyin Romanization and traditional character

Cultural Courses and Activities: Hands-on experiences in traditional tea culture, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese medicine

Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students of National Cheng Kung University, who will serve as liaison to learn Taiwanese culture and society

To apply,  submit your own online application no later than February 15, 2018 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2018 for final consideration

Summer Internship with UM Global Health Design Initiative

The UM Global Health Design Initiative (GHDI) application for Design for Global Health Internship is open! The Design for Global Health Internship is a full-time, 4-month paid summer internship. Interns apply design ethnography techniques to define global health challenges and conceptualize, prototype, and evaluate design solutions. Interns divide their time between the Laboratory for Global Health Technology (LIGHT) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and at a resource constrained clinical or community setting in Michigan, Ethiopia, Ghana, or Kenya.

This internship is open to University of Michigan students from all departments who currently have sophomore, junior, senior, or Master’s level standing or recent graduates who received their Bachelor’s degree within the last 3 years. 

Apply now on MCompass at this linkThe deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, January 24th @ 6pm in the Shapiro Design Lab (1st floor UGLi).

Please feel free to contact with any questions

Internships in Washington DC with IPVS

June 3 – July 27, 2018

February 7– Priority Deadline for Scholarships for Summer 2018 

** Internship Placement – Courses for Credit – Furnished Housing – Community Leadership Projects**
** Scholarships Available**

Spend 8 weeks taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS)! Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. IPVS will put you on the front lines helping to solve local, national and international issues. The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes:

• An internship placement with some of the nation’s top nonprofits
• Courses for academic credit provided through George Mason University
• Furnished housing located close to Metro rail stations, monuments and museums in Washington
• Leadership activities including charitable grant awards and hands-on community projects
• Professional development opportunities including networking events, exclusive behind the scenes briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program
• Workshops on social entrepreneurship, legal issues and much more

IPVS has been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and provide internship placements for all participants. Your options are endless to work with over 100 different nonprofit organizations working to solve problems in numerous different issue areas including:
• Education/Literacy
• Environment
• Humanitarian Aid/Human Rights
• Immigration Services
• International Development
• Mental Illness
• Women’s Issues
• Elderly
• Youth
• Healthcare
• Homelessness
• Hunger

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

Below you’ll find just a sampling of past internship sites:
• American Institute for Cancer Research
• American Red Cross
• Capital Area Food Bank
• DC Central Kitchen
• Latino Economic Development Center
• Living Classrooms
• National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Mentors, Inc.
• Shared Hope International
• Student Conservation Association
• Women’s National History Museum
• World Learning

Follow on Instagram @DCinternships to read a quote every week from a program alumnus.

“My internship was a great stepping stone for me into the professional world. My experiences at work helped me realize what I truly want to accomplish throughout my career.”
Courtney Bak, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Intern, So Others May Eat

Applicants to IPVS are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 7, 2018 in order to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement.

IPVS strives to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please Questions may be directed to or202.986.0384.

International Community Service Opportunity

Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for high school students. Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. This vision begins with a global network of staff who embody values like integrity, passion, and teamwork. Rustic Pathways invests in each staff member and fosters their development not only as an employee, manager, or team member, but also as a human being. They are committed to giving staff members the skill sets they need to succeed in work and in life.

Rustic Pathways is currently hiring for the Program Leader (2018) position.

Program Leaders will work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead summer programs for high school students. Employment is from June through August in one of 16 destination countries. Program Leaders should expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, experiential educators, community service enthusiasts, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. The full job description and application can be found here.