Internship grants available

September 25, 2014

An amazing opportunity for paid internships is available through Career Services, thanks to the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Parents, encourage interested students to reach out to Duane Seidensticker and Christina WickHeiser in Career Services to learn more about getting a paid internship.

From the Great Lakes announcement:

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is dramatically expanding its Career Ready Internship grant, awarding grant money to 40 colleges and universities in four states to help students with financial need reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of paid internships.

MIAD is one of the 40 colleges and is collaborating with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities. These new internships provide juniors and seniors with varying levels of financial need real-world experience within their field of study.

Great Lakes launched a test of this program during the 2013-2014 year, and saw 98% of interns either re-enroll the next semester or graduate.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane Hans October 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

My son is presently a junior and would be very interested in the opportunity to be a recipient of a paid internship, potentially next semester. Besides the money, and effective use of his time, the ability to work within his field of art would be a great experience.

Please let us know of the next steps or application process.

Jane Hans (& Christopher Hans)

louisawalker October 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Hi Jane,

I just sent you an email with some more information. For any additional parents with a similar question – the best place to start is by having your student set up an appointment with Career Services. They can be reached by email (, phone (414-847-3274) or by stopping by their offices on MIAD’s second floor, suite 275.

Hope this helps!
MIAD Communications Manager

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