Apply to be a
2022 Summer Fellow

The DREAM Summer Fellowship program is designed for highly motivated youth, between the ages of 16 to 21. We are looking for young people with a passion for social justice and a commitment to making a difference in the community. Fellows will work closely with DREAM’s core leadership to drive forward service projects and boost initiatives over the course of a 10-week period in the summertime. 

As a Summer Fellow, you’ll get exposure to the community development landscape in Detroit, visit city landmarks, meet with prominent community members, and receive tailored mentorship by successful young professionals. You’ll also have an opportunity to understand the dynamics of power and privilege in our city and be on the frontlines of social justice work in the fields of housing crisis, community organizing, and economic development. 

As a Summer Fellow, you will receive a modest stipend for your time and commitment, and will qualify for community service hours. Upon completion of the Fellowship, you’ll receive a formal recognition and be eligible for letters of recommendation as needed, along with the opportunity for continued mentorship and access to a network of community leaders.

The responsibilities of the Summer Fellows will include (but may not be limited to):

  • Host, with the support of our Community Organizing Team, community engagement events and volunteer meetings in June and July
  • Help put on the 2022 Dream of Detroit Street Fair
  • Create and execute a youth engagement plan
  • Produce compelling video and photo content for DREAM’s website and social media
  • Lead production and distribution of promotional materials for major summer and fall events
  • Create press releases and other media outreach materials
  • Support staff and volunteers with the organization’s fundraising activities 
  • Light neighborhood maintenance (lawn mowing, trash pickup, etc.)

Timeline for the Fellowship:

Flexible Dates. Fellows are expected to work eight weeks.

  • March 15 – Application period opens
    We will review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis
  • April 30 – Deadline application
  • June 6 – Fellowship officially begins
  • August 19 – Fellowship officially ends

Email info@dreamofdetroit.org with any questions

Registration for the Summer Fellowship has closed now. See you next year!

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