Application & Selection

The 2015-17 Detroit Revitalization Fellows – our third cohort – will consist of roughly twenty accomplished, ambitious and hard-working mid-career professionals. Almost all of them will have completed a graduate degree and have between five and fifteen years of professional experience when they join us as Revitalization Fellows in August of 2015 to work on some of the city’s most pressing needs and opportunities for two years. Some of them will come from the ranks of Detroiters already here making things happen. Some will be entirely new Detroiters. Still others will find this the perfect opportunity to come home and contribute to the place they’ve always loved. All Revitalization Fellows will be part of a group committed to the idea that Detroit is not a clean slate but full of communities that are vibrant and vital to our future. These leaders could be successful anywhere, but they will choose to make impact in and around Detroit.

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There are three ways for a mid-career professional to become a Detroit Revitalization Fellow. The application and selection process is competitive for both Employers and Fellows, and is detailed on this Application Timeline.

The following are Key Dates in the application and selection process:

October 30, November 3, 12 & 21, 2014
Informational Sessions for potential Employers (mandatory attendance is a prerequisite for application)

November 12 – December 1, 2014
Employer Application Open

December 15-19, 2014
Employer Interviews with Detroit Revitalization Fellows program staff

January 9, 2015
Selected Employers Notified

January 26 – February 20, 2015
Fellows Application Open

March 9-27, 2015
Semifinalists Interviewed (virtually)

March 30 – April 2, 2015
Finalists Selected

April 30 – May 2, 2015
Interview Conference (in-person, both Finalists and Employers in attendance)

May 15, 2015
Employers Extend Job Offers

August 3, 2015
Fellowship Begins