The Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP)
Benchmarking success and building new skills
D-SIP interns have completed more than 215 rewarding and inspiring projects across the University since 2007.
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D-SIP Helps Students Develop Great Careers
Join a diverse community of U-M undergraduates who are finding great careers and shaping the future of philanthropy through U-M’s award-winning paid summer internship program.
Next summer's D-SIP program runs May-August 2016. Deadline for applications is January 10, 2016.
Apply now to be a part of D-SIP 2016!
"D-SIP provided me with countless learning opportunities about philanthropy and the ability to have a fun, rewarding internship – I cannot imagine a better way to spend a summer in Michigan!"
—Jibran Ahmed (Ross School of Business Class of 2016), D-SIP ‘14
"Working in D-SIP I was exposed to so many aspects of fundraising and the role it plays in non-profits. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Law School and see the importance of strong Alumni relations and annual giving to the Law School Fund."
—Chatoris Jones (AB '13), D-SIP ’13
Development Events Specialist, North Star Reach, Ann Arbor
“My D-SIP experience has greatly increased my awareness and appreciation of my University and community. While it has inspired me to continue working in development, D-SIP also provided me with the knowledge and skills to make me a successful young professional in any field.”
—Laura Tomassi (AB '12), D-SIP ’12, Dobson Intern for Arbor Hospice
Research & Policy Junior Analyst, Workforce Intelligence Network, Detroit
“Before D-SIP, I was unaware of the fundraising profession. Now that I have a rich understanding of philanthropy I am looking forward to spreading my knowledge to my student organizations to better my community and campus.”
—Aayat Ali (AB '14), D-SIP ’11
Company Manager, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre, Washington, D.C.
“D-SIP was a catalyst for my professional life—making a bridge between my passion for the arts and professional aspirations.”
—Andrés Holder (BFA ’10), D-SIP ’10
Human Resources Manager/Board Liaison, Food Gatherers, Ann Arbor
“D-SIP offered a unique opportunity for me to explore my interest in the nonprofit sector. I was able to work with an innovative and exciting organization (the Neutral Zone) to better understand giving patterns and outreach, and now have the opportunity to transfer my skills to a development position at another local nonprofit.”
—Kate Balzer (AB ’10, MSW '14), D-SIP ’10, Dobson Intern for the Neutral Zone