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Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP)


The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a summer internship program run through the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that places students with community based organizations in full-time research positions. Students conduct research projects addressing issues such as social and environmental justice, food security, human rights, urban development, public health, youth development, and sustainability that are initiated and identified by community based organizations in Detroit. Students in the program also live together at Wayne State University, attend seminars taught by our community partners about current topics affecting Detroit and the region, blog about their experience living and working in Detroit, and lead weekly group meetings to build a greater sense of community amongst the program participants.

Contact Information

Jenna Steiner

1190 Undergraduate Science Building
204 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734-615-7321
E-mail: jennaste@umich.edu

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Literature, Science & the Arts

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Architecture & Urban / Regional Planning, Arts, Communications, Community Assistance, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Education, Environmental, Health & Health Care, Law & Public Policy, Mental Health, Professional Development, Science & Research, Social Services, Teacher Education / Resources