Initiative for Information Impact (I3)

From organizing data for non-profits in southeast Michigan to working with human rights lawyers in India, students will help solve challenging information problems while gaining hands-on experience in their fields of interest, and learning how to work productively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. The Initiative for Information Impact (I3) engages undergraduate and graduate students across the university in information and technology-related service projects and action-based learning during their studies. The goal of the program is to locate practical experience, interdisciplinary work and a commitment to improving lives at home and abroad at the very heart of the school’s curriculum.


Global Information Engagement Program
International internships
Peace Corps Masters at Michigan


Citizen Interaction Design
Michigan Makers
Alternative Spring Break
A2 Data Dive
UMSI Service Week
Community Impact projects

Scholarships and Fellowships

Funding your impact: project-specific awards
Funding for international opportunities
Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program 
(for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers)