Program Details

Curriculum (12-15 credits):

Foundational Courses: (required)

RCSSCI 360 - 20th Century Detroit History (3) – Stephen Ward
RCCORE 301 - Field Internship with Detroit Community Organization (4) – Craig Regester 
RCCORE 302 - Internship Reflection Seminar (2) – Craig Regester 

Elective Course:

RCCORE 334.006 - Grassroots Community Organizing for Environmental Justice (3) – Diana Copeland 

Mini-Courses or Independent Studies (optional)

Writing in the D w/ DPS High School Students (2) – Lolita Hernandez 
Detroit Fellows Tutoring Project (1-3) – Wayne State Class open to SID students
Independent Studies (1-2) – ARR by SID faculty per student proposal


Semester in Detroit students will choose from among 40-50 Detroit-based organizations for their internship. These include non-profits, arts/culture organizations, elected officials, and groups involved in small business development, education, public policy, media, and much more. While ultimately, you will get to choose the internship that best fits with your interests, keep in mind that this is a mutual process with the community partners, and that they have the final decision on whether or not to accept you as an intern. SID students who submit applications should include a detailed description of the kind of internship they seek.

See a list of all our current internship opportunities.