The internship program at the Zell Lurie Institute helps startup companies and venture capital firms hire University of Michigan students for a 12-week hands-on work experience. This program gives students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills by accelerating the advancement of the host company.
Student-initiated internships grant funding to students who have found their own internships. Self-hosted internships provide funding for student entrepreneurs to work on their own business full-time over the summer.
Host companies benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a U-M student. Interns are an excellent resource for leading essential projects for a startup company to reach the next stage in their business development. Within a venture capital firm, student interns add immediate value by performing due diligence and researching investment strategies in new markets.
Are you a startup company or venture capital firm interested in hosting a U-M intern? Learn more about the ZLI Internship Program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Internship Postings
Sophomores and Juniors and MBA1s interested in an internship with a venture capital firm or startup company, review the ZLI Internship postings by visiting the U-M Canvas site. Please check Canvas periodically as new startup and venture capital opportunities become available.
2022 Host Companies
Summer 2022 internships are still open, and students may apply to intern with the following companies:
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ZLI Internship Program Founders and Sponsors
The internship program through the Zell Lurie Institute is generously supported by the following individuals and foundations:
Supporting the belief that students can learn to be successful entrepreneurs through hands on experience with new venture companies, Marcel Gani's gift is used expressly for student internships. The Marcel Gani Internship Program finances students to spend their summer gaining outstanding hands-on experience with start-up companies and venture capital firms. Marcel Gani received an MBA (1978) from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and serves as an Advisory Board member to the Institute.
Robert & Judith Hooker
Liu Family & Bistrong Family
Applebaum Family Dare to Dream Internship Fund
Jeff & Cheryl Weedman
Brian & Jennifer Hermelin
Millard H. Pryor