Marcel Gani Internship Program -
Overview | Host
Information | Traditional
Internship | Student-Initiated
Internship | Self-Hosted Internship
A limited number of Self-Hosted Internship opportunities
allow Ross students to spend the summer executing
their own business plans. Student founders are encouraged
to apply for this opportunity if they have a complete
business plan and have not received outside equity financing.
Participants in the Michigan Business Challenge and the
Dare to Dream Grant Program are permitted and encouraged
to apply; however, students may apply regardless of their
involvement with these programs.
Students who apply for a Self-Hosted Internship must
be enrolled at the Ross School of Business and must be
in good academic standing. Compensation is limited to
$7,200 for one individual, though the entire team is encouraged
to help develop the business during the summer. The student
may not work for another employer for the duration of
the summer. Students must plan to launch in southeast
Michigan to be granted a Self-Hosted Internship so that
proper guidance and counseling can be provided.
Student Application Process:
business plan of 20 pages with up to 10 pages of appendices,
one inch margins, single spaced, and no smaller than
a one-page summary of the goals of the internship.
all of this to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "Self-Hosted Internship [company name]"
in the subject line. Applications will be accepted
on a rolling basis but those received by March 19
will have a much higher likelihood of being funded.
meeting: Interns will meet with an assigned staff mentor at the
Zell Lurie Institute to discuss the progress and roadblocks
of launching the business.
You Letter: Each intern is assigned to a specific
Institute donor who provided funding for the Marcel
Gani program. In the middle of the summer, the intern
will write a thank you letter to the designated supporter.
Summary: A week after the internship ends, the intern
will submit a five-page essay explaining what tasks
were accomplished throughout the summer and the current
status of the business.
For further information, contact email@example.com.