Don’t worry – there is coffee available on Friday morning class (thanks D-SIP alum!) Luckily, the Friday educational component offers plenty to keep you awake and interested!
Plenty of interns enter D-SIP unfamiliar with the development profession and field. Friday morning class offers an opportunity to explore the history of philanthropy, the psychology of giving, and the impact donors have within the university and Ann Arbor community. Class time also allows interns the opportunity to discuss their projects – any questions about the workplace, research challenges, and accomplishments.
The best part? The opportunity to hear from a number of university and community leaders about their philanthropic experiences. D-SIP connects interns to major donors, dedicated Michigan volunteers, and nonprofit leaders. These speakers help put the development experience in perspective, and offer candid advice about entering any profession. We had the opportunity to ask questions and make connections with individuals who have had an incredible impact on the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community.
It’s safe to say that Fridays with D-SIP offer some of the best experiences you’ll have as an intern – and as a bonus, you can even take the class for credit. If you have questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com – I’d love to hear from you, and I hope you’ll consider applying!