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Friday, April 09, 2010 - CIBRE Education -- CIBRE Summer Internship Program returns
The CIBRE Summer Internship Program returns for a second year in a row allowing SBA students to gain real experience and support Michigan's economic development goals while earning a tuition stipend.

The intensive 10-week summer program, which begins mid-May and runs through mid-July, places SBA undergraduate and graduate students accepted into the program into teams assigned to sponsored projects based on skill-level and area of interest.

The career-track projects and collective learning experience provides students with the chance to:

• gain real-world work experience to build resume and support a successful transition to the workforce
• access to professionals in the field to begin establishing a professional network
• develop skills and knowledge that will enhance marketability
• earn a tuition stipend for Fall 2010 while exploring career goals

Unlike a typical internship, the CIBRE Summer Internship Program is a collective learning experience, with students meeting regularly to share their knowledge, and to learn from other students. Each student group is assigned a graduate student mentor, who meets with the group on Saturdays three times during the ten-week internship program.

In summer 2009, the CIBRE summer interns participated on projects that included database design, market analysis, process improvement, general sales/marketing, accounting, information systems applications and Web-based research. Project sponsors included companies like Volkswagen, Ajax Paving, Ancor Information Management and the Older Persons Commission in Rochester. Click here for details about past projects and sponsors. 

Check the CIBRE Summer Internship Web page for more information.