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Urban Government Intern II

The Mayoral Fellowship Program is a premier opportunity for engaged, motivated, and civic-minded graduate/undergraduate students from all disciplines to apply their coursework to one of the greatest municipalities in the world: the City of Detroit.

Interns will serve the people of Detroit by supporting policy, communications, and public engagement initiatives within the city government. By working hand-in-hand with senior staff across many different City of Detroit departments and sister agencies throughout the city, interns will offer recommendations and possibly implement programs that improve the lives of Detroit's 673,000 residents. This unique opportunity to work with current decision makers and assist in the implementation of strategy will distinguish you and your skillset to any future employer.

Examples of Duties

  • Interns are placed in a City department based on their stated experience, background and suitability for a specific project or office.
  • Interns work under the direct supervision of a department mentor on high-impact projects designed to improve the quality of life for Detroit residents.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to participate in our lunch and learn speaker series, which will give them an opportunity to be exposed to both private and public sector leaders.
  • Daily responsibilities will vary by position. Regardless of placement, interns are guaranteed to be exposed to varied responsibilities within their role.

Minimum Qualifications

  • There is no subject specific bachelor's or master’s degree requirement although the program mainly attracts people focused on public administration, public policy, urban planning, public health, law, business administration, social work, or transportation planning and engineering. 
  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student or recent gradate at the time of employment
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence as evidenced by professional success, academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community or public service
  • Be enthusiastic about public service and city government
  • Embody strong personal character and conviction