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Urban Leadership Internship Program (ULIP)

The Urban Leadership Internship Program is an integrated educational internship program providing University Honors Program students with the opportunity to explore career options and develop key skills while having an impact in the community. The program provides the students with the following:

  • A stipend of approximately $4,500, paid in three installments
  • A full-time, 10 week summer internship in the Dayton or Cincinnati metropolitan area
  • The opportunity to provide service to a non-profit organization and to learn about urban issues

Program Commitments by the accepted student

  • Successful completion of the spring semester seminar course
  • Successful completion of 10 weeks of full-time work during the summer
  • A final reflection paper due in August 2019
  • Participation in the final on-campus reflection presentation on Thursday, August 29,2019

Timeline for Academic Year 2018-2019

  • November 6 and November 14, 2018 -- Information Sessions for Miami students
  • December 7, 2018 -- Application Deadline for Miami students: hard copy due by 5pm; online submittal due by 11:59pm
  • January 17, 2019 -- Decision emails from ULIP to Miami students who applied to the program
  • March 11-May 17, 2019 -- Accepted students attend Miami's Spring semester HON 290G-WA sprint course
  • May 21-August 9, 2019 -- Date range of 10 week summer internship performed at the agency
  • August 2019 -- Student's final reflection paper due to ULIP
  • August 29, 2019 -- Student's final reflection presentation to Miami staff and their agency supervisor

Application & Review

This program is only open to University Honors Program students who are in their second or third year and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. UHP students from all majors are encouraged to apply and must accept the program commitments as outlined above.

Application materials required from the student:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement addressing why you want to participate in ULIP, how you will benefit from your participation, and why you are interested in working with non-profit agencies
  • Letter of recommendation

Students are selected based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Interest in serving urban communities
  • Motivation and self-directed learning/leadership
  • Personal statement

Eligible students should visit the UHP Student Resource Canvas Site for more details.

ULIP Partners with Non-Profit Employers

ULIP specifically partners with non-profit internship employers who can provide a good work experience with appropriate supervision, and who are involved in the urban neighborhood in which they are located. The list below highlights some of the internship employers in which our students have the opportunity to work.


  • American Cancer Society
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Center for Addiction Treatment
  • Central Connections (Middletown)
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati


  • Family Violence Prevention Center (Xenia)
  • Five Rivers Health Centers
  • Foodbank, Inc.
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Miami Valley Community Action Partnerships (Xenia)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • United Way of Greater Dayton—Freedom Schools
  • Wright State and Premier Health Clinical Trials Research Alliance
  • YWCA Dayton