Former participant in University of Michigan exchange program dies during Bank of America internship
A German university student who studied at the University of Michigan for a semester died while interning at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch London office.
Unconfirmed reports on social media suggested 21-year-old Moritz Erhardt worked through the night three consecutive times due to his demanding internship, according to a New York Times report.
The death is not being treated as suspicious, the Times reported.
“He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future,” Bank of America said in its statement, according to the Times. “Our first thoughts are with his family and we send our condolences to them at this difficult time.”
Erhardt was finishing a degree in business administration at the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. During the Winter 2013 semester, he participated in an exchange program with the U-M Stephen M. Ross School of Business and studied in Ann Arbor.