Job Title: MI ECHO Summer Intern
Reports to: Ana Manzano, MI ECHO scholarship program director
Employment Type: Part time (20 hrs/week) from May through August 2023
Location: Lansing (hybrid)
Application Deadline: Rolling, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible
Compensation: $15/hour


As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN works to improve the futures of Michigan’s students and communities by making college accessible to all. MCAN’s work centers the Sixty by 30 goal – increasing Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60% by 2030. MCAN engages partners statewide who are committed to systems-level change and the reduction of barriers to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color. To learn more about being part of MCAN’s team, watch our work culture video.


MCAN’s Michigan Equity, Courage, Hope, and Opportunity (MI ECHO) Scholarship Program is looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to help manage and sustain the scholarship program. MI ECHO is a tuition-free pathway for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid to pursue an associate degree or certificate program at any public community college or tribal college in Michigan. It is designed to serve DACA recipients, Temporary Protected Status immigrants, Special Immigrant Juveniles, and other populations who are excluded from most traditional financial aid opportunities. For more information, visit MI ECHO’s website.


The MI ECHO intern performs a wide range of duties, including but not limited to the following:

  • Data capturing
  • Planning & coordinating workshops/informationals
  • Community Outreach
  • Building & maintaining partnerships
  • Conducting research on resources and effective practices when working with priority students
  • Drafting notes & minutes when needed
  • Attending meetings & events as requested
  • Recruiting potential applicants
  • Presenting/representing at events/meetings
  • Performing other duties as needed to advance the mission of MCAN


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Great communication skills
  • Empathy
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Experience with Microsoft programs (i.e. Word and Excel)
  • Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion or experience in working with at least one of the populations listed above
  • Bilingual (preferred)


The hourly wage for this position is $15/hour. We offer flexibility around scheduling, and can accommodate (to the best of our ability) the needs of students completing an internship for course credit.


MCAN believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. MCAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. MCAN is also an Employer of National Service. Applicants must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 to be eligible for employment.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact details for two academic or professional references to Ana Manzano, MI ECHO scholarship program director, at

For questions related to this position, please email Tricia Lujambio at