Michigan Corporate Relations Network


What is MCRN?

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) is a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan’s corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan’s economy. The Network works to keep graduates in Michigan by collaborating with 6 universities and 9 affiliate universities around the state.

Eastern Michigan, in partnership with MCRN, received the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA). This funding provides students with internships within the community. Allowing them to gain real-world experience through relevant projects, while engaging with small businesses. Many students are placed in businesses that target the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. SCIA strives to promote education outside the classroom in order to create highly-skilled students who are capable of working in innovative Michigan companies following graduation.

To be eligible for the SCIA program, companies must be based in Michigan with significant business operations in the state. The SCIA is a matching grant program where funding for a 12-week internship or co-op position is split evenly between the SCIA and the hosting company.

For updated guidelines on the SCIA program, visit the   2018 SCIA guidelines . If you are interested in applying to an internship, fill out this form .

MCRN works with businesses across the state, such as Ann Arbor Spark and Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). For a comprehensive list, please visit their site.

The Network consistently empowers students and businesses to grow together. For news and their success stories, visit this page . 



Contact info:

[email protected] / MCRN

Jessica Alexander

203 Boone Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.487.6570 | [email protected]

To contact MCRN, visit their site.


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