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Call for Applications

Learn more about applying to participate in the 2019 Humanity in Action Detroit Fellowship.

When and Where

November 15 to 24, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan

Application Deadline

We accept international applications until September 15, 2019. We accept applications from Detroit until September 23, 2019.

Who is Eligible to Apply

We are looking for applicants with leadership skills and demonstrated engagement in the development of urban regeneration or community engagement efforts.

  • Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows with 2+ years of work experience; 
  • New applicants from Detroit with 2+ years of work experience;  
  • New applicants from Greece with 2+ years of work experience.

2018 Fellows on a site visit in Detroit

Applications are now open!

The 2019 Humanity in Action Detroit Fellowship program is a 10-day immersive Fellowship which will focus on community-centered efforts of urban redevelopment in the city of Detroit. The Fellowship will provide 20 civically-engaged participants of diverse disciplines the opportunity to work alongside Detroit organizations on ongoing efforts around relevant development and equity issues: workforce and real estate development, food justice, urban planning, public arts and culture and more. The Fellowship will include site visits, discussions, lectures and tours examining the past and future of urban redevelopment in Detroit with equity at its center.

The 2019 Humanity in Action Detroit Fellowship program will additionally offer:

  • Two, three-month long, paid Professional Fellowships with a Community Partner;
  • An Action Project grant competition awarding two winning projects $5,000 to implement their Detroit-based project.

Our Fellows thrive in collaborative learning and peer-to-peer educational approaches by being both reflective and self-reflective, critical and self-critical.

What makes a Detroit Fellow

Applicants for the Detroit Fellowship display: 

  • Multi-year professional experience (equivalent to a minimum of 2+ years of work experience, or graduate schooling and 2+ years of work experience cumulative); 
  • Leadership skills and demonstrated engagement in the development of urban regeneration or community engagement efforts;
  • Excellent communications skills to interact respectfully with various different stakeholders;
  • Experience in working collaboratively in a small team setting, or a demonstrated ability to do so successfully; 
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in any aspect of the intersection of human rights and urban development; 
  • Interest in a theoretical and practical engagement with human rights and civic issues; 
  • Compassion, sensitivity and openness to interacting with diverse populations. 
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