Work Study

The Detroit Initiative has projects that employ students eligible for Work-Study. Some of these projects are research based, and others are geared toward service learning. Either way, the Detroit Initiative work-study positions are challenging, interesting, and fun. UM-DI work-study opportunities are changing all the time, but in the past students have worked with community technology projects, on community based research projects, and assisted with administrative aspects of the UM-DI.

Please see the the Research and Projects section for examples of work by Detroit Initiative students.

Skills and Abilities gained through working with the UM-DI:


Project Development


Gathering Information Technology Teaching
Literature Reviews Prevention/Intervention Facilitating Groups
Working with research subjects Cultural Arts Cultural Competence
Compiling/Recording data Youth Flexibility
Data Analysis Community-based Empowerment
Evaluating Research Results After-school Programs Teamwork
Faith-based Programs Spanish Language Skills
Grant Writing