Effective Altruism

UMich Effective Altruism is excited to announce our Intro Fellowship, a semester-long seminar program for students who want to make the world a better place. You’ll discuss problems like global poverty, factory farming, and risks from emerging technologies, as well as promising strategies for working on them. Along the way, you’ll consider ideas from the effective altruism movement and criticisms of these ideas, with the goal of developing your own informed opinions and beliefs about the best ways to help. Apply by Friday, September 16th!

Effective altruism is a global movement and research project about carefully using evidence and reasoning to assess how to benefit others as much as possible – more concretely, how to prioritize between different problems to identify the most pressing ones and find effective solutions for solving them. It is also about taking action to help, and our campus chapter focuses on empowering students to go have careers with a positive impact. We connect altruistically-minded students with internships, grants, and guidance for this purpose, and we also run regular discussions and social meetings.

The Guild Journalism Accelerator Deadline Extended

The application deadline for The Guild Media & Journalism Accelerator has been extended. Students now have until September 16th to submit their applications.

The Guild is a 4-week accelerator program for aspiring media and journalism professionals.  The Guild has equipped journalism and media students and alumni from over 70 top schools including Morehouse, Hampton University, Delaware State and Cornell University.  And the dynamic program is getting rave reviews from participants who say that The Guild has opened them up to journalism opportunities they hadn’t dreamed of,” gave them “confidence and drive,” and made them “a versatile writer.

A few highlights of The Guild Accelerator include:

  1. 4-week hybrid live/virtual experience
  2. 20+ video teaching modules
  3. Daily, live team standup calls
  4. 1-on-1 live coaching 
  5. Personalized tip videos from on staff-editors
  6. Virtual “office hours” for live support
  7. Experienced mentors as guides
  8. Opportunity to build a professional journalism portfolio with a nationally recognized, black-owned media company.

How To Navigate Content Creation As A Career Or Side Hustle With UM’s Top Creators

More information and registration can be found here.

Event Overview

September 13, 7pm ET

From YouTube to Tik Tok, Instagram to podcasts, e-newsletters and more, creator content is everywhere and is hugely contributing to today’s entertainment environment. Whether you are interested in a career in content, are curious about how the industry is evolving, or simply want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes, this panel is for anyone who is eager to hear from some industry pros about how they are navigating their own careers in content creation. Join Michigan alums Liann Kaye, Anna Garcia, Eli Rallo, and James A. Janisse as they explain the steps they took to build their own successful brands and how it’s helping them achieve their own personal goals.  Review their bio’s here.  

You will be sent a zoom link when you register. This is a free event, but please consider donating to the LEAD scholarship, a need-based scholarship that helps support excellent yet underrepresented students attending the University of Michigan. You will receive an official receipt from U-M.

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Duncan at chris@snowday.studio.  

Broadcasting Opportunity!

“Are you looking for broadcasting experience? The UM club hockey team is looking for an energetic and sports loving student, or students, to announce our home games at Yost Ice Arena. If interested please contact Ryan Williams via email, rymwill@umich.edu

Washington DC Internship Opportunity

The University Career Center’s Public Service Intern Program is looking for Summer 2023 interns.

PSIP is the largest and oldest intern program in the country and is for undergraduate students who are interested in interning in Washington, DC during the 2023 summer. Students report PSIP as a transformative experience in their Michigan education, as Career Center staff led career development seminars in A^2 during the academic year and PSIP culminates with summer internships in Washington, DC. During the summer, interns network with U-M alumni and attend briefings/tours at DC organizations. Previous students have interned at a variety of places including non-profits, consulting firms, NGO’s, and with Congress members. The mass meetings will be held in 1120 Ford School Monday, September 12th at 6 p.m. and Thursday, September 15st at 7 p.m. (only attend one). The application process is competitive, with applications being open from September 12 – September 22. To learn more about PSIP click here to see our webpage. Attached below is our brochure for our upcoming Mass Meetings! Further questions? Email: psipcoordinators@umich.edu.

Volunteer Opportunity for UM Students with Detroit Youth

Give Merit is a Detroit-based nonprofit serving high school students that seeks to enhance and extend educational opportunities to Detroit youth through innovative enrichment and mentorship activity. Give Merit are looking for additional mentors to volunteer with our FATE Program during the 2022-2023 academic year.

is a four-year, cohort-based program for high school students in Detroit who attend the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Its mission is to provide resources and opportunities for Detroit youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens, with a goal to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college.

The four-year cohort-based program provides innovative programming which blends project-based learning, character development, career exposure, and mentorship into a co-curricular experience emphasizing the value of education and the role it plays in providing access to achieving long term career and personal goals. 

Mentors help facilitate workshop activities where students learn skills in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and design-thinking while also supporting their mentees as they develop personally and professionally. The curriculum is complemented by ongoing soft-skill building activities and regular excursion workshops with community partners such as Zingerman’s, Google, Carhartt, and Plante Moran. 

Check out this video to learn more about the FATE Program! 

If you are interested in mentoring for the FATE Program during the 2022-2023 academic year, email Give Merit’s Program Success Director, Rachel Mazzaro, at rmazzaro@meritgoodness.com for more information!

Bridge Michigan Emerging Environment Journalist Internship!

Bridge Michigan is accepting applications for the Bridge Michigan Emerging Environment Journalist Internship, a part-time reporting opportunity during the fall semester.

This paid internship is intended to provide opportunities for members of racial and ethnic minority groups who are underrepresented in Michigan newsrooms and particularly on the environmental beat. It is open to college students with ties to Michigan, who aspire to a career in journalism with a focus on issues related to the environment, climate change and natural resources.

Applicants must be a college sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student or recent graduate who aspires to a career in journalism, though a journalism degree is not required. Applicants must reside in or attend school in Michigan. Those who previously lived in Michigan or otherwise can demonstrate a tie to Michigan will also be considered. 

To apply and find more information about the internship, follow thig link.

Business Growth and Digital Marketing -Fall 2022 Summer 2023  Internship and Coop

Are you a motivated Growth and Digital Marketing Specialist who wants to assist in the design and manage digital marketing campaigns? If so, come join the summer internship.

If needed, we may sponsor a work Visa for International Students.

Level of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate

Contact Person: Matt Hosseini, matt@startinvest.com

How to Apply: Please send your resume/CV by 08/15/2022 to matt@startinvest.com.

Company: StartInvest


Fall 2022 Summer 2023 Internship and Coop with maximum pay up to a maximum of $40 per hour, maximum of 40 hours a week

Location: Los Angeles and/or Remote


StartInvest helps companies raise capital by private equity on our web platform. With over $200 billion in marketcap in US, our Fintech strategy is aimed to be the number one online private equity market provider. StartInvest is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, to aim for our highest goals and achievements. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

StartInvest’s unique Fintech approach to private equity gives us a great advantage in helping early-stage all the way to Pre-IPO companies. We help investors by giving them access to private deals which has been very limited before. We believe the future of venture capital is here and we may disrupt it through technology. The combination of unprecedented access to private equity and Fintech results in great ideas and companies being funded, paving the way to a brighter future.

Internship at StartInvest:

At StartInvest, you will join our team of digital marketing specialists to gain hands-on experience in digital marketing, SEO, and SEM. Your hands-on experience will help you toward your short-term and long-term career goals by giving you the opportunity to learn and practice in an applied setting. The learning and practice challenges will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities along with teamwork skills.


· Minimum 2+ years of experience in digital marketing or advertising

· Bachelor’s in Marketing or related discipline, or equivalent in work experience

· Advanced proficiency with technical, on-page, and off-page SEO

· Proficiency with PPC platforms (Google Ads, Bing Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Hulu, Roku)

· Diverse and robust understanding of SEO and SEM tools, such as Google Analytics, Search Console, SEMRush, SEOMoz, Ahrefs, and more

· Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking


· The Growth and Digital Marketing Specialist will join a nimble and growing marketing team that designs and oversees multiple campaigns

· the Digital Marketing Specialist leads the development and implementation of SEO and SEM strategies

· In this role, you will be responsible for paid and organic digital campaigns that focus on search position, conversions, brand awareness, and audience growth

· The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and will be able to work comfortably in an agile team environment

· Develop, manage and execute all keyword and contextual search strategies

· Manage PPC campaigns, with a focus on executing bid strategies that maximize ROI

· Develop and maintain an SEO roadmap, with guidance from the Marketing Manager within SEO guidelines of Google, Bing, Facebook, LinkedIn, MSN, and Yahoo.

· Takes the lead on the tactical work for all SEO and SEM campaigns

· Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests

· Collaborates with Marketing team members to create and design campaign assets, from search ad copy to display banners and landing pages

· Works with Marketing Manager to leverage SEO findings to identify gaps in and improve content marketing efforts

· Perform daily operations of accounts and campaigns, including keyword research, optimizations (bids, landing page, quality score, etc), and refinement

· Track, report, and analyze relevant KPIs for SEO and SEM channels

· Manage SEO and SEM campaign budgets and forecasts

· Technical SEO expertise including an understanding of HTML, CSS, or other programming languages a plus

· Google Ads and/or Bing Ads certification is a plus

Recommended classes

These recommended classes do NOT fullfill Comm and Media requiremnts.

Computing for Expression ALA 270.010

This class doesn’t count toward Comm and Media crecit requirement

Computing for Justice ALA 270.011

This class doesn’t count toward Comm and Media credit requirement