Interning at LEAP

Until further notice, all LEAP internships will be fully remote and access to a reliable internet connection and personal computer is required.

Intern with LEAP

LEAP’s internship program is designed to give post-secondary students and recent graduates meaningful, project-based experience in the field of economic development.

Each LEAP department will hire up to one unpaid intern per academic semester: fall (September-December), spring/winter (January-April) and summer (May-August).

In addition to project work, interns will complete bi-weekly check ins with LEAP’s director of operations, complete monthly blog posts on LEAP’s website and be invited to attend LEAP staff and board meetings.

Following successful completion of a LEAP internship, interns will present their project work and/or research findings to LEAP staff.

Meet the Interns

Michigan STEMforward

Michigan STEM Forward is a statewide program from Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that matches students attending Michigan colleges and universities with internship opportunities at the state’s leading innovative companies. Companies do not have to be in a specific industry, but all internships must be STEM-focused. Michigan STEM Forward provides students meaningful career experience and promotes job retention in the state, while providing financial support to companies who hire these interns.

Learn more at purelansing.com/stemforward.

Spring 2022 (Jan-May) Internship Hiring Timeline
  • Sept. 28: Applications open
  • Oct. 29: Applications close
  • Week of Nov. 8: Interviews
  • Week of Nov. 15: Spring interns selected