Internship Resources for Employers

Internship Matchmaker Program (Amy Cell Talent)         

Amy Cell Talent is committed to helping Michigan companies grow, and helping students who want to stay and work in Michigan find opportunities. Connect with candidates through our ever-growing database of students seeking internships. 

Program Testimonials

Just wanted to say thank you for helping us find our summer interns for 2019 – we had one start a few weeks ago, and two more are starting today. We had only intended to get one and maybe two interns, but the pool of candidates was so amazing.

In general, the program you put together was amazing – such an unbelievable value. Like I mentioned, the pool of candidates (~ 25-30 people applied in total) was incredible, and just what we were looking for. Even though I had to turn a few away, we’re staying in contact for future opportunities down the road. It was so easy for us to set-up, and the pre-qualified candidates just rolled in. I can’t imagine doing that ourselves. - Chris Kondogiani, Noble Gas Systems


Bank of Ann Arbor is excited to have found a bright, eager-to-learn college student through the Matchmaker Intern Database. Our intern is delighted to spend the summer in Ann Arbor living with her grandparents and getting real world experience with us. All of the candidates we interviewed through the Matchmaker database were hungry for experience and ready to work. It was a hard choice. The database is a wonderful tool to match businesses and interns. - Rhonda Foxworth, Bank of Ann Arbor 

Contact Lori Emerson at Amy Cell Talent to learn more about the Internship Matchmaker Program at

Intern Matching-Funds Program (Ann Arbor SPARK)

Program Goals: Accelerate the growth of early stage companies through paid college internships. Enable startups to be competitive in hiring high-value college interns. Retain college graduates by engaging them with the technology and innovation community.

Applicants: Employers will be selected throughout the year while budget allows, and from those who meet the following:

  • Located in the City of Ann Arbor or City of Ypsilanti, per LARA registration.
  • Meets SPARK Business Accelerator client criteria.
  • Cash flow to match up to $3,000 in wage-funds.
  • Commitment to host/supervise a college intern.

To Apply: Contact Nick Joblonski, For program information, click here.

Summer19 Program (Michigan Works! Southeast)         

Summer19 is a summer youth employment and mentorship opportunity for youth ages 16-24. This program provides youth in Jackson and Washtenaw counties with the opportunity to explore career paths and learn interpersonal skills.

  • Interview Day: May 22, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Employment Period: June 17 - August 23, 2019

To Apply:

General Resources

How to Develop a Successful Intern Program

Guidelines for Unpaid Internships - US Department of Labor, Fair Labor Standards Act

Youth Employment Information Sheet - Michigan Department of Education

Procedures for International Students - Work Authorization