A number of U-M Schools and Colleges offer programs involving U-M students in the community:
University Schools and Colleges:
Schools and Colleges
School of Art and Design
Contact: Nick Tobier
Phone: (734) 936-0697
The School of Art and Design has recently instituted a requirement that every junior must have a real world experience. This has led at least a dozen faculty to develop partnerships with community based organizations. If you have an idea for a partnership, give Janie Paul a call to see if it is possible to connect with a faculty member.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business:
Community Consulting Club:
Community Consulting provides UMBS students with a practical consulting experience working with a real world client in need of management expertise. We team small groups of UMBS students with local non-profit organizations for short-term projects that are designed to help drive the client organizations forward.
Phone: (734) 998-6201
Established in 1992 as part of the Business and Industrial Division at The University of Michigan Business School (MBS). Domestic Corps is a paid internship program providing MBA and BBA students with challenging, action-based summer employment opportunities with nonprofit organizations serving economically distressed, culturally diverse communities throughout the United States. The program provides high-impact business skills to nonprofit organizations and communities while at the same time providing challenging leadership development experiences for students. Domestic Corps seeks to enhance the professional and educational experience of business school students and instill in them the ideals of social responsibility, so that as business leaders they will exercise responsible corporate citizenship.
Non-profit partner applications are available on-line. Agencies are encouraged to speak with Domestic Corps staff before submitting an application. Often the school may work with an agency for up to a year before a student serves at the organization.
School of Information
Contact: Joanna Kroll
Phone: (734) 615-8294
The Practical Engagement Program (PEP) is an integral part of the School of Information's professional master's program. Designed to integrate the application of knowledge and skills to specific problems outside the classroom, PEP both enables and requires students to combine what they have learned in the classroom with what they observe and experience in the "real world."
Students at the University of Michigan School of Information are required to have at least six Practical Engagement Program (PEP) Points in order to graduate. PEP Points can be received for certain courses that work with outside organizations, through Directed Field Experiences or Summer Internships. Students receive both academic credit and PEP Points for their work. Credits earned from DFEs or internships apply toward the required number of credits for the student's program.
If you want to find out whether your organization has a project that might work as a directed field experience or summer internship, please click on the following website to find out whether you can provide the resources needed to be a placement, intel.si.umich.edu/cfdocs/si/itrack/mentors.cfm. A mentor can be a staff member, board member or community volunteer with the necessary qualifications.
School of Nursing
Contact: Joanne Pohl
Phone: (734) 936-3631
The Office for Community Partnerships (OCP) promotes and advances the mission of The School for Nursing in the area of clinical and practice issues as well as other partnerships with communities. Community is defined broadly to include our local university and surrounding area as well as the larger state, national and international community. The Faculty Practice Plan, the School's two Nurse-Managed Centers and School-based Health Clinics are housed in OCP. The Office for Community Partnerships works closely with the academic and research programs of the School of Nursing to meet the tripartite mission of the School and University.
In addition, many professors require their students to fulfill a number of hours at community based sites to better understand the field they are entering. Community sites have included food banks, homeless shelters, and clinics. If you have an idea to utilize nursing students in a specific program at your agency, please call Joanne Pohl and talk to her about the possibilities. She will be able to link you with the faculty members who place students in community based agencies.
School of Public Health
Contact: Dana Thomas
Phone: (734) 936-0932
The Community-Academic Liaison Coordinator works to identify and coordinate opportunities within community-based organizations and local health departments in Detroit, Flint, the Ann Arbor area, and elsewhere. If you have an idea for a project or are interested in help with a research problem, please give her a call to talk about the possibilities.
School of Social Work
Contact: Field Instruction Program
Phone: (734) 764-5331
The Office of Field Instruction coordinates the practicum placements for all social work students. Please see their website for information on how to become a placement site. Students have a variety of majors within the school and placements are needed for all, including evaluation, individual counseling, community organizing, and management.
The student must be supervised by an MSW.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Contact: Eric Dueweke
Phone: (734) 763-4380
Eric Duweke, the outreach coordinator, works with community based and governmental agencies doing planning, economic development, and housing. Urban Planning does extensive work with Detroit based agencies. It is usually one to two semesters before an agency can work directly with a class. Please contact him to discuss your project or idea.
AIESEC International U of M Chapter:
As the world's largest student-based organization, AIESEC builds international cooperation and understanding through connecting people to worldwide organizations for international internship experiences. Focusing on issues like sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, AIESEC aims to provide a platform for young people to develop a global mind and become responsible leaders.
Categories: Global issues, International, Leadership
Community Assistance Directory:
The Community Assistance Directory is a public service designed to help residents of the State of Michigan improve the quality of life in their communities. It is an online directory that provides access to information about state outreach programs and services that are based at the University of Michigan. We hope that it will be useful for Michigan's business and industrial communities, community agencies and developers, educators, health care providers, libraries, local and state governments, social service agencies, and the general public.