Learn how you can partner with the Erb Institute and it’s students through sponsored Impact Projects and collaborations. We’ve arranged project opportunities by their engagement timelines below. Click on an engagement timeline option that works best for your project or download our reference sheet.

Contact us to learn more or share your interest in partnering on a project below.

Short-Term Projects – 1-3 months

Erb Institute “Impact Project”

Student type: 1-4 Erb students help design and carry out independent project
Project Duration:
On-site or desktop research with the opportunity for both
Project Timing:
Ongoing throughout the calendar year
Cost:
Travel and living expenses, no salary for students
Project Sourcing:
Projects can be sourced independently with students or through Erb Institute staff

Erb Institute Summer Intern

Student type: Individual dual-degree MBA/MS students from Ross Business School and School of Natural Resources
Project Duration:
On-site, full-time for 10-12 weeks during summer
Internship Timing:
June-August
Cost:
Salary of US$12,000-$20,000 per student (no travel/living expenses)
Hiring Process:
Internship interviews generally take place between October-March prior to the internship

Ross MAP Project

Student type: Team of 4-5 Ross 1st-year MBA students, including Erb students
Project Duration:
Full-time, onsite at company for 2-5 weeks out of total 7 weeks of the project
Project Timing:
March-April
Cost:
Travel and living expenses, no salary for students
Application Process:
Project proposals are due by November 2017

Read more about Ross MAP

Medium-Term Projects – 3-5 months

Independent Study (for Academic Credit)

Student type: Individual Erb students who design and carry out a one academic term independent study in collaboration with a company sponsor
Project Duration:
Off-site, part-time research, 10-12 weeks (under supervision of a faculty sponsor)
Project Timing:
September-May (during the academic year)
Cost:
Any travel and living expenses related to the project, no salary for students
Project Sourcing:
Projects can be sourced independently with students or through Erb Institute faculty and/or staff

Long-Term Projects – 5-18 months

SEAS Master’s Project

Student Type: Team of 4-5 Master’s of Science (MS) students, including Erb students, from Ross Business School and School for Environment and Sustainability
Project Duration: Off-site, part-time research 12-18 months (with intro and/or final presentation on-site)
Project Timing:
March-end of project
Cost:
Travel and living expenses, no salary for students
Application Process:
Project proposals are due by December 2017

Read more about the SEAS Master's Project

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