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Youth Pathways Program Strategic Planning and Research Internship


Office of Metropolitan Impact – University of Michigan-Dearborn


Dearborn, MI (Remote)


Tracy S. Hall, Ph.D.

Description of Internship Project and Intern’s Role and Responsibilities

The Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) partners with various community organizations in Detroit to support and promote positive youth development, support attainment of a high school diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED), develop career readiness, and create pathways to higher education for youth (primarily of color) between the ages of 16 and 24. This work is done through a Trauma Informed Care and Restorative Practices framework that we call Healing Centered Restorative Engagement (HCRE), which seeks to support the development of the whole student. As part of a diverse team of faculty, staff, and community partners, the intern will be involved in the following:

  • Partnering with existing campus and community collaboratives and networks such as SEMI Wild and the existing network of Engineering faculty and K-12 partners to identify gaps, needs, and potential programming partnerships;
  • Developing workshops, resources, and potential experiences for youth engagement programming particularly aimed at BIPOC and other marginalized communities encouraging STEM educational and career pathways;
  • Engaging in strategic planning as it relates to youth engagement programming;
  • Identifying and pursuing funding opportunities to support on-going community work with youth, including, but not limited to, literature review and grant proposal research and pursuit of both government and foundation opportunities;
  • Researching best practice literature on trauma informed and restorative approaches for youth development and participating in secondary data analysis; and
  • Analyzing data collected from youth engagement workshops and programs to inform future initiatives.

Time Commitment (i.e., schedule, days per week needed)

Half or full-time, depending on applicant’s preference
Start date: Early May preferred
End date: by August 19
Specific days of the week intern needs to be available: Monday through Friday


$5,000 or $10,000 (depending on part or full-time decision during selection process)

About the Organization

OMI supports and increases the local impact of the UM-Dearborn campus in the Metro Detroit area by investing in collaborative projects and initiatives between community and university. Our work lifts up faculty, supports student success, and increases the positive impact of community and university relationships.