Resources for Small Businesses and Non-Profits
Can't afford to hire a student intern? We have resources to supplement the compensation for our students if they choose to participate in an internship with either a small company or a non-profit organization.
The College of Business (COB) Scholarship Internship Program provides career development opportunities that might exist within non-profit entities or small start-ups that might not be able to afford hiring an intern. Through this program, COB will pay interns and place them within local non-profits.
- Host site application process begins; sites must provide job description and supervision plan
- Job description is posted to Career Connections
- Recruitment of students – Students to apply on Career Connections
- Host sites work with COB staff to schedule and conduct student interviews
- Students complete work as interns at selected host sites
- Upon completion of semester (10-12 weeks) host site provides certification of hours worked
COB will provide additional guidance in how to set up and run an internship program that benefits both the learning outcomes of the student as well as the host site.
Students will have the following options of hours that they are required to complete at the host site:
- 420 hours (full-time schedule); students will receive a $3,000 scholarship
- 280-419 hours; students will receive a $2,000 scholarship
- 140-279 hours (part-time schedule, 10-12hrs per week); students will receive a $1,000 scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded after the student has successfully completed the internship and will be distributed to the student the following semester.
If you are interested in participating in this program register your company in Career Connections. Then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the job information so that we can help schedule the job posting for the maximum exposure to our students.
Special Programs for Small Businesses in the STEM field and for Non-Profit Organizations
Over 10% of the current workforce is employed by the non-profit sector, but students do not always consider this sector when it comes to career opportunities and small businesses are where most of growth is occurring in our economy. Both of these areas offer great opportunities for our students, but are often challenged by financial constraints.
However, as a result of both State and Local Community support for Small Businesses and from donations from several generous sponsors, we can now supplement the compensation for our students if they choose to participate in an internship with either a small company or a nonprofit entity.
To encourage student job placements with innovative and dynamic businesses within the state of Michigan, the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) provides funding for students to work as interns on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student. SCIA targets small Michigan businesses in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields where exciting product and service innovation occurs.
To sign up for this program register your company in Career Connections. Then send us an email letting us know that you are interested in the program at email@example.com. Once the program opens up for the current year, we will give you more details about the timing and process.