UMSI students exceed expectations for 2020 summer internships

UMSI News Service

Nearly 350 UMSI students worked in credit-based or required summer internships this year, despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While all internships were virtual this summer and may look a little different from traditional internships, students are reporting valuable learning and skill-building experiences that they can add to their resumes,” said Joanna Kroll, director of the Career Development Office at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Businesses were disrupted and states were ordering lockdowns just as summer internship season was beginning. Even so, the number of UMSI credit-based or required internships represents 90% of a normal year. Every internship was in compliance with U-M Provost guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students.

Bachelor of Science in Information students held 90 elective credit-earning internships at companies such as Nike, Amazon, Apple, IBM and Google. Eighteen students participated in U-M faculty research and UMSI engaged learning programs, also earning internship credit this summer.

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