Work Study

The Detroit Initiative has several 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 of Detroit Initiative students.

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

Research

Project Development

Interpersonal

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