UM offers a variety of opportunities for students to practice in a professional setting the skills and knowledge they acquire in the classroom.
In some majors, applied experiences are central to the curriculum. This is the case for clinical assignments in social work, dietetics and communication science disorders and for practice teaching in education. In other majors, such as art, business, communication studies, history, kinesiology, mass communications, political science, and theatre, students may enroll in an internship for elective credit. Interns may be placed at agencies in the local community or may engage in applied work outside the state in programs such as the government internship in Washington, D. C offered through the Washington Center.
Students should consult the appropriate academic department for information about internship opportunities.