Economics Internship Program

Economics Internships

Economics, through the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL), offers internship opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge in their areas of study and improve their employment prospects upon graduation.

CASL offers both paid an unpaid off-campus educational opportunities for academic credit in a number of disciplines. The Economics Internship, which appears in the course schedule as ECON 398, offers students field experiences with businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The placement allows students to get hands-on experience applying the tools of economic analysis to specific job and project assignments. Student interns spend either 8 or 16 hours per week in unpaid work at their placement site, for which they earn either 3 or 6 academic credits. Only three credit hours may be used to satisfy the concentration requirements in economics. All interns are assigned to an economics faculty advisor.


The earlier you apply for an internship, the greater likelihood that you will receive an offer and be placed in your ideal organization. Make sure that you apply at least one semester before you plan on doing an internship. 

The final deadline for uploading your application form and resume is three weeks before the first day of final examinations in the preceding semester. For example, if you wish to intern in the fall semester, your last day to apply is three weeks before the first day of final exams for the summer semester.

I was able to use a lot of the skills learned in the classes I've taken.
— Jonathan Conn, Economics Intern At Citizens Research Council Of Michigan

Economics Internship Structure

Sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and initiated by the Economics Faculty in 1978.

CASL Internship Office

2040 - College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-436-9170