PROGRAM DETAILS

  • The program runs for 10 weeks during the summer.
  • Faculty and staff work with civic partners to place students.  In 2017, our civic partners spanned more than a dozen local government departments and eight non-profit and L3C organizations.
  • Students stay in Wayne State University (WSU) dorms at no charge to the student.
  • Students have received a combination of the following: need-based scholarship, WSU meal card, and resources to defray living, work, and transportation expenses.
  • Students take a 4 credit project-based research/writing course (PLS 422), plus 3-6 internship credits.  This is commensurate with a 30-35 hour workweek.
  • Faculty leaders work with students and their supervisors to achieve a common goal: the development and production of a deliverable – a high-impact project that improves upon the way our civic partners work on a difficult social, political, economic, or institutional challenge.
  • Each Friday, students attend an exciting cultural, professional, recreational, or social event around the city.
  • The program runs from June 3rd - August 9th
  • No recommendation letter is required.
  • There is no application fee.