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The Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP)

D-SIP intern programs

Benchmarking success and building new skills

D-SIP interns have completed more than 190 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 2015. Deadline for applications is January 18, 2015.

Apply now to be a part of D-SIP 2015!


Jibran AhmedJibran Ahmed

"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 2015), D-SIP ‘14

Chatoris_JonesChatoris Jones

"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

Laura_TomassiLaura Tomassi

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

Aayat AliAayat Ali

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

Andres Holder Andrés Holder

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


Kate BalzerKate Balzer

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


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