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Challenge Detroit Fellowship Application Deadline

April 12 at 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Challenge Detroit is a year-long, multidisciplinary fellowship program that cultivates diverse, innovative, emerging and existing, community-minded leaders from the City of Detroit and across the country, fostering their talents to support local initiatives that move Detroit forward.

Connect with Let’s Detroit Ambassador Paulette Bolofer-Fulerson, Talent & Engagement Manager at Challenge Detroit with questions or during the info session on April 1st- register here!

Apply by April 12th!

Challenge Detroit is seeking candidates who:

  • ARE LOOKING FOR A JOB and will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the time the program begins in September 2021 (Standard Applicant).
  • ALREADY HAVE A JOB, have at least a Bachelor’s degree and approval to participate from their employer in the Metro Detroit area (Internal Applicant).
  • ALREADY HAVE A JOB IN THE COMMUNITY SPACE and will have a high school diploma/GED and relevant work experience by September 2021 and approval to participate from their employer in the Metro Detroit area (Community Leader Fellow Applicant).
  • are from the City of Detroit, surrounding areas, the state of Michigan and beyond.
  • represent a diverse range of race, ethnicity, gender identity, orientation, thought, experience, perspective and ability.
  • are passionate, dedicated, proactive, hard-working, innovative, adaptable and have a growth mindset.
  • speak, read and write in English fluently—all programs are conducted in English (candidates with proficiency in more than one language are welcome!).
  • are U.S. citizens or are authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the program (Sept 2021 to Aug 2022).*

*Challenge Detroit is unable to assist with employment authorization or visa sponsorship.

As a Fellow, you will:

  • have the opportunity to live,* work, play, give and lead in and around the city;
  • gain valuable leadership, project management and team-building skills through a multi-faceted leadership development program;
  • learn and leverage the art of design thinking;
  • collaborate with multiple Detroit-based nonprofits to support them in moving their missions forward through various strategic, community-focused projects;
  • connect with and form meaningful relationships with the broader Challenge Detroit community as well as your cohort;
  • gain access to cultural and professional events;
  • receive a $38,000** annual salary plus benefits typical of your host company; and
  • join a network of over 270 Fellows and alumni!

*Challenge Detroit does not provide financial assistance with relocation or provide a housing stipend.

**If you already have a job, your employer will determine your salary.

For complete application and program details, visit


April 12
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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