What You’ll Do As a Fellow
WHAT YOU’LL DO AS A FELLOW
LIVE. WORK. PLAY. GIVE. LEAD.
Challenge Detroit is more than just a job. As a Fellow, you will have the unique opportunity to advance your career through yearlong, paid employment, give back to the community by collaborating with local nonprofits, build community and form lifelong bonds with your cohort, grow as a leader, develop skills, and connect with mentors and local leaders from various sectors and industries.
At the beginning of your fellowship, you will participate in a robust orientation designed to set you up for a successful year. Sessions will be geared toward learning about each other, about the city, its history and its neighborhoods, how we will approach our project collaborations and more!
Throughout the program year, Monday-Thursday you will work for one of our host company partners which range in industry and size—Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, small businesses and everything in between.
On Fridays you will collaborate with local nonprofits on strategic, human-centered, community-focused, intellectually-based Challenge Projects that are designed to move their missions forward.
In addition to the Challenge Projects, you will participate in training sessions, leadership development programming, and connect with alumni, mentors and leaders from various sectors and industries.
You will connect with your cohort and build friendships as you live, work, play, give and lead together in the city. Alumni have shared over and over again that the bonds they have built are lifelong and meaningful.
After your Fellowship year, you have many options. You could potentially stay at your host company, find a new opportunity, pivot careers, go back to school to get an advanced degree, or start your own venture. Whatever you decide to do, we know that your time as a Fellow can help you get to that next step.