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Domestic Corps Student FAQ

How do I apply?

Please complete the application package and email this to A letter of recommendation from a work reference (required for BBA students and optional for MBA students) should be sent directly from your reference to NPM via email or by fax to (734) 763-2468 attn: NPM. Recommendations are due by the application deadline. Failure to receive the letter of recommendation on behalf of the undergraduate application by the deadline will disqualify the application.

What qualities do you look for in an intern?

We look for students with high integrity, cultural and ethnic sensitivity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, self-discipline, strong leadership abilities, a sense of adventure, and the ability to excel in an unstructured environment.

Who is eligible to apply?

MBA1s, Evening MBAs graduating no earlier than December following the internship, and BBA juniors are eligible to apply. Non-business school students, graduating students, and BBA sophomores are not eligible for the program.

How likely is it that I will get the project of my choice?

The likelihood of being selected for a particular project depends on the applicant pool for that project. Naturally, some projects are more competitive than others. When reviewing candidates, NPM carefully reviews candidate skill sets and preferences, as well as nonprofit preferences, when determining "fit." We will only introduce candidates to nonprofits if there is a strong match. Otherwise, NPM may consider you for other projects, but only with your consent.

Where are the projects typically located?

This will change from year-to-year. We will always have internships in Southeast Michigan, as well as other locations across the country. These other locations may include New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Boston.

What do you expect from interns during the 10 weeks?

You will be asked to complete a letter of engagement with your project supervisor within the first 2 weeks of your internship. The letter of engagement will outline the steps you will take to complete the project and identify agreed upon deliverables. We also require all students to submit biweekly reports, a final report, including completed project deliverables, a student testimonial and an online program evaluation.

As a representative of the University and NPM, we expect students to maintain a high-level of integrity and professionalism.

How long are the internships?

The internships are ten weeks in length, typically between May and July. The start and end date may be negotiated, however students must complete ten weeks of work.

How many hours will I be expected to work?

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week throughout their project. Students are expected to meet all requirements of a site organization as if they were a full-time employee. Any significant adjustments to the work schedule requires approval from both their project supervisor and NPM staff.

How much will I get paid?

For a 10 week assignment, MBA students have historically received a stipend of $10,000 and BBA students $6,000. Since this is a financial aid disbursement, you will likely receive a tax benefit not available to other internships.

How will I receive my stipend?

Stipends are divided into bi-weekly payments and made via direct deposit, with $500 withheld until we've received all deliverables. If you are selected to be an intern, the dates of payments will be given to you at a Student Orientation session.

Do you give additional financial support for travel?

Students placed in out-of-state locations will be able to submit a travel reimbursement for most costs associated with travel to and from your project. Students are expected to pay for their daily transportation expenses to their sites.

Is housing provided for me?

Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their housing throughout the summer.

Am I provided insurance and/or health coverage?

At this time, students are responsible for having proper insurance and medical coverage. The services are not provided for by our program or the site organization.


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