Access Paid Internships in Detroit

Urban Alliance (UA) brought paid internships to Detroit high school students in Fall 2018. This expansion was made possible through the support of key partners in the city, especially the Quicken Loans Family of Companies – our anchor employer in Detroit – as well as our long-time partner Bank of America and new partner The Skillman Foundation. 

Our expansion to Detroit is grounded in our core mission to provide meaningful, effective paid internships to as many young people who need them as we can. UA Detroit launched with a pilot group of 40 students from Breithaupt Career Technical Center, Osborn High School, and Randolph Career Technical Center during the 2018-19 school year. 

In Detroit, UA is part of a strong network of schools, local government, nonprofits, businesses, and funders who both recognize the importance of youth employment and actively work to strengthen Detroit’s workforce development ecosystem. We work with the entire community to nurture and grow the potential of Detroit youth, and support the city’s continued prosperity. 

View our Detroit Valued Partners here.

To learn more about our Detroit program, please contact a member of our team. 

Locations and Contact Information
3031 West Grand Blvd.
Suite 624
Detroit, MI 48202
Tel: 202.459.4300
Fax: 202.459.4301
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The Urban Alliance High School Internship Program is a paid nine-month program for high school seniors that includes professional development training, paid internships, and one-on-one support.


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Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year are Coming Soon!

2021-2022 Applications


Are you interested in a paid internship during the 2020-2021 school year? Apply now for the Urban Alliance High School Internship Program!

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Currently a high school junior on track to graduate in June 2021
  • Authorized for an off-campus/early-release schedule

To apply online, please click the link below:

Internship Application Form

Please note the application deadline: CLOSED FOR 2020-2021.

Additionally, you must fill out the form below and email it to

2019-20 Parent/Guardian Consent Form
2019-20 Counselor Consent Form

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call our office.

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