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Fellowships, Internships, and Learning Opportunities

Engage in new learning experiences by applying for a fellowship, internship or award. Programs are offered throughout the year - check back for new additions! These funded learning opportunities are open to any GRCC student. 

2024-2025 Opportunities

Community Leadership Fellows

The Community Leadership Fellows (CLF) program with the University of Michigan offers a combination fellowship and internship experience for undergraduate students. Fellows are placed with a local GR community organization and...

  • Spend the Academic year (September - April) interning for ~8-9 hours per week.
  • Twice a month, student fellows gather virtually for cohort meetings to discuss personal, professional, and leadership development. 
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend paid out over the course of the year. 
  • Application opens in summer and is reviewed on a rolling basis.

Like other Transfer Bridges programs, this is a great opportunity to pursue what you're passionate about while also getting to know staff, students, and faculty at the UM-Ann Arbor campus. This program is especially valuable for students who have an interest in social change, community organizing, and civic engagement, or whose career interests include advocacy and social services. 

Questions? Contact Leanne.

Application opening July 2024

The Rapidian Community Reporting Fellowship

GRCC and Transfer Bridges is excited to partner with The Rapidian and GR Community Media Center to offer up to four students a 12-week paid fellowship this spring. Fellows will be a part of a cohort which works with mentors from The Rapidian as they learn and engage in reporting, editing, project planning, professional development, community engagement, and more. 

  • Semester basis
  • Weekly cohort meetings
  • Independent projects
  • $17/hour for up to 20hours/week

Fall and Winter Application opening August 2024

Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor offers a 10-week paid State-Wide Summer Fellowship for currently enrolled Michigan community college students who are interested in continuing their academics at a four-year university. Learn on site in Ann Arbor, or virtually, and earn $4K (plus a housing stipend if needed). Gain research experience, meet other students and professors, and build your academic skills! 

Research projects are available in all fields including:

  • Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Natural & Environmental Sciences 

The program seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women and historically underrepresented students, first generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and veterans. No prior research experience necessary to be in this program!

Application for Summer 2025 opens January 2025

GLACE (Great Lakes Arts, Cultures, and Environments)

The GLACE (Great Lakes Arts, Cultures, and Environments) fellowship offers GRCC students an opportunity to earn U-M credit this summer through a fully-funded, four-week program in July while living in Northern Michigan at the UMBS.

  • Faculty teach interconnected, two-credit courses in topics such as in English, Anthropology, History, or American Culture at the research campus.
  • Students explore concepts such as place, natural history, and cultural identity through texts and in hands-on ways, with the local landscape and its inhabitants, ecologies, and histories.
  • Application open to any GRCC student.

Application for Summer 2025 opens January 2025

Community College Summer Institute (CCSI) 

CCSI at the School of Information at the University of Michigan welcomes community college students from all study backgrounds and experiences to spend 3 days at the Ann Arbor campus exploring the field of information science and the University of Michigan. During this free institute, students will participate in an array of sessions targeting topics in the field of information to admissions and personal strengths.  

Who can attend? All community college students are welcomed!

The program is a great fit for:

  • students looking to explore the University of Michigan and the field of information.
  • students that are interested in social justice and the intersection of technology and human interaction. 
  • students of all backgrounds and majors.  

What are the benefits of attending? Students, who complete the 3-day institute, will receive: 

  • a transfer ready certificate. 
  • a stipend.
  • priority consideration for admissions. 

Contact Sandra Lopez, DEI Outreach Coordinator.

Application for Summer 2025 opens January 2025

Culture Corps

Culture Corps is an internship placement program that engages and serves all partners: college students interested in the arts, local arts and culture organizations, and the organizers of the Culture Corps program. It has two components: a mini-course and a paid internship at an arts and culture organization for the Spring and Summer 2025. 

Who is eligible? If you are interested in the arts, then Culture Corps is for you. You do not need to be an arts-related major, but interested in working with the organization in marketing, fund raising, program management, mentoring, event planning, design, or another area of interest.

What will you get from Culture Corps? 

  • Attend 2-3 sessions at GRCC to prepare for your placement
  • A guaranteed paid ($18/hr) internship placement for at least 20 hours a week during the summer
  • Funding for transportation and other expenses related to being a student intern
  • Networking opportunities with peer cohort and professionals 
  • Mentoring support from Culture Corps program lead over the course of the internship

Application for Summer 2025 opens January 2025

optiMize moMentum Fellowship

Are you a community college student interested in transferring to the University of Michigan? Do you care about creating a positive social impact? Do you want to get $500 for a 2-day hybrid program that introduces you to U-M's most socially-engaged students, staff, and faculty? Apply to the moMentum Fellowship!

What is the moMentum fellowship?

Every summer optiMize offers a $500 paid, two-day summer fellowship for prospective transfer students to connect them with the University of Michigan’s campus resources and turn ideas into impact. Over the course of these two days, students will engage with other community college students, optiMize moMentum Fellows, and U-M campus partners. 

  • Students participating both days will be awarded a $500 stipend. 
  • Led by U-M student leaders who transferred from community colleges.
  • Transportation to Ann Arbor and meals provided.

 Application for summer 2025 opens February 2025

*Opportunities may be dependent on other criteria, including age (18+) and earned H.S. degree or equivalent.