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What People Are Saying

"The internship has been engaging, the staff welcoming and the work challenging. This opportunity to put into effect knowledge learned in class and gain new skills has been a highlight of my education at Wayne State University."

Christyn Carlton, Ford Community Corps Member and Intern at St. Vincent de Paul, Wayne State University

"My internship at Southwest Solutions was one of the best learning experiences I've had in the WSU MBA program. I learned about many aspects of non-profits and, specifically, the finance department within those organizations. I am confident that the experience I gained will provide a solid basis for future employment."

Frank Kong, Ford Community Corps Member and Intern at Southwest Solutions, Wayne State University

"Drafting a plan had been the most valuable aspect for me, career wise. As I consider future employment opportunities, it should be very beneficial to have this experience, being able to provide something concrete about my abilities. Combined with potential references, this experience has been very positive."

Pete Saldana, Ford Community Corps Member, Wayne State University

Assisting Non-profits in Metro Detroit

The Program

The Wayne State University School of Business Administration Ford Community Corps students intern at a non-profit in metro Detroit, where they receive a scholarship and course credit for their service.

Program Scope

  • 23 Students
  • 3,680 Volunteer Hours
  • 23 Projects
  • 13 Non-Profits Served

During their internship, Wayne State University Ford Community Corps members receive valuable insight and hands-on experience in career options in the non-profit sector, specifically those that are relevant to their major. At the end of their internship, each student will have created a project designed to help their partner non-profit become more effective and efficient.

During their internship, students also have the opportunity to realize the important role of corporations in civic engagement and the contributions they make to sustain the communities in which they operate.

With a focus on impacting non-profit organizations in Metro Detroit, Wayne State’s Community Corps has worked with the following partner organizations:

  • Vista Maria
  • Cass Community Social Services
  • Starfish Family Services
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Ruth Ellis
  • Habitat for Humanity Detroit
  • Southwest Solutions
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Mosaic Youth Theatre
  • Matrix Human Services
  • The Children’s Center

What's Next?

The Ford Community Corps program with Wayne State University is ongoing. Wayne State aims to engage new non-profit partners for their future work.