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Detroit Community Based Research Program

The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a summer internship program run through the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that places students with community based organizations in full-time research positions. Students conduct research projects addressing issues such as social and environmental justice, food security, human rights, urban development, public health, youth development, and sustainability that are initiated and identified by community based organizations in Detroit.

The DCBRP allows students the opportunity to:

- Work full-time for ten weeks (350 hours) on a community driven research project for a non-profit organization in Detroit 

- Live with the program cohort at Wayne State University in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood

- Attend weekly seminars and community events about current topics affecting Detroit and the region

Blog about their experiences living and working in Detroit 

- Build community through engagement in weekly group meetings 

- Gain critical background knowledge on the history and impact of social justice in Detroit

Program Details: Students receive $2,500-3,500 stipend award, depending on financial need + housing

Program dates: May 27, 2017 – August 5, 2017

Application deadline: January 16, 2017 (NOTE: applications will be accepted until January 23, 2017)

Student Application 

The DCBRP 2017 application is now available! Applications for the DCBRP must be complete and submitted by Monday, January 16, 2017 to be considered for the 2017 program.