FAQ

Depending on prevailing conditions in June, the internship will take place either remotely or in-person. We are fully prepared to run the clinic remotely and expect remote operation as the most likely scenario.

Yes! As a 2020 Digital Summer Clinic intern, you will be paid $15.18 per hour.

The Digital Summer Clinic will take place from mid June to mid August.

The Digital Summer Clinic will take place from mid June to mid August. 

Any current college student or recent graduate! If you’re interested in digital and looking to get your foot in the door, we encourage you to apply! Digital can mean a bunch of different things from coding and computer science to analytics to advertising and communication with a bit of strategy thrown in. You don’t have to be majoring in anything specific, we’re simply looking for people who can hit the ground running and learn quickly. What will most help your application is describing experiences where you used your digital skills to achieve a result. This could be for a club or personal project or on the job.

You will be authorized to work roughly 10 hours per week, for a total of 90 hours over the 9 week internship.These hours will be paid for via Ann Arbor Spark.

Any hours beyond this amount will be at the discretion of your assigned company, and paid for by them. Historically, 10% to 30% of companies have had extra hours available for interns.

Our interns have three primary responsibilities. 

1. Working on a Company Project

You and a partner (or two) will be assigned to work on a project for a local startup company. In the past, such projects have included graphic design, website development, video production, content creation, SEO, and more!

2. Attending Clinic Cohort Meetings.

One evening per week, Interns are required to attend a mandatory 2 hour meeting with their partner(s) and other fellow interns. The first half of the meeting will be dedicated to progress reports given by intern groups on their current company project. The second portion will feature a panel of speakers from the community with their take on navigating the digital industry. The clinic cohort meetings let you get your bearings and network.

3. Obtaining approved Certification

Clinic Interns are required to obtain a tools certification during the clinic, such as Google Analytics or Google Ads. Both of these certifications are free to obtain, and can be taken more than once. We even encourage interns to take the certification exam early in order to identify areas of improvement from the beginning- you might be surprised what you already know!

P.S. If you’d like a more personal view on what being a Digital Summer Clinic intern is like, check out our Intern Highlights.

Interns are assigned to a company based on talent and interests. Think of the Digital Summer Clinic almost as an ad agency– we source the talent (that’s you!) and assign you to a project we believe will be a happy match. Occasionally staffing will be rearranged as the clinic progresses due to project needs or unforeseen circumstances, and you may even have the opportunity to work for more than one company.

1. Fill out the application

When the application period begins during March 2020, you’ll need to fill out an application using this form.

2. Interview

After the application period ends in early May, those who have been selected for an interview will be notified via email and asked to select an interview time during mid to late May.

3. Final Selection

Once the interviews are completed, final selections will take place. If you have been selected, you will be notified via email of the next steps to take, including completing paperwork to begin your employment. Final selection generally occurs at the very end of May through the very beginning of June.