Could your organization benefit from some free help on technology or information-related projects? If so, consider participating in the University of Michigan School of Information's annual Alternative Spring Break program. Becoming a host organization is easy and could be incredibly beneficial to United States (Federal Bureau of Investigation). 

WHO:  UMSI graduate students who would love to assist your organization during this week-long program.

WHAT:  Our students bring with them the very latest tools in information management, web design and development, as well as organizational, communication and technical skills - not to mention a high level of energy! They are seeking challenging, professional-level projects. In the past, students have worked to...
  • develop internal library systems
  • perform research and analysis on information policy topics
  • update websites
  • perform usability analysis
  • develop and implement social media solutions
  • among many other projects.
View a listing of projects offered during ASB 2013.

WHEN:  Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7, 2014

WHERE:  We partner with nonprofit, cultural, government and educational institutions in Chicago, Detroit, New York and Washington, D.C. Students will travel to you!

HOW:  Host organizations submit projects related to the areas that are being studied at UMSI. Often, these projects are technology or information management-related work that staff members don't have the time, knowledge or resources to complete. Ideal projects include archives and records management, human-computer interaction (usability), social media tools development, information policy research and analysis, data/information analysis and retrieval, and other information management issues. 

COST:  Completely free! All of our students' expenses are fully funded.

Here's what past participating organizations have said:

"All SI students I've met have been amazing: they not only are smart but their ethic of work and professional approaches are impeccable."

"We find that each student we've hosted has brought a new wealth of information. They are always great to work with and really inject life into our work."

To learn more about participating as a host organization, contact Katie Dunn at [log in to unmask] or (734) 615-5066 or visit our website at

Also, feel free to share this opportunity by forwarding this message to any nonprofit, educational, government or cultural organizations that might be interested in participating. I look forward to hearing from you!


Katie Dunn, Career Counselor
University of Michigan School of Information
3360 North Quad | 105 South State Street | Ann Arbor, MI 48109