During the second year in the program, student fellows put their leadership skills into action through community service internships.  These internships provide the students with extensive opportunities to practice their leadership in the community. Student fellows design their own internships, choosing from existing sites or a limitless variety of new possibilities. Through the community service internships, approximately 4,500 hours of community service are provided annually.


Sarah & Amber at Bay Cliff

Outstanding Community Service Internship

Amber Essenmacher and Sarah Pilto, Pride Rock

Amber and Sarah built their student organization, Pride Rock, whose mission was to better the living situations of NMU’s on-campus LGBTQ+ residents. They worked to develop a proposal for a gender-inclusive house in one of NMU’s residence halls, which was approved in January and will be implemented in the coming fall semester. Both Amber and Sarah plan to continue their involvement in Pride Rock beyond completing their CSI hours. Congratulations to both of you!!



Past CSI Sites