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The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program began in 2013 with a goal to help homeless, precariously housed and financially challenged students to persist in their goal to earn a degree from Wayne State University.

Wayne State University has long been a place of both opportunity and excellence, providing access to education at a world-class research institution of higher learning. Students come from across the country and from around the world. Yet the majority of Wayne State students call Michigan their home. Nearly 90 percent of students come from the tri-county area surrounding the university and 14 percent are from the city of Detroit. As a result, Wayne State is an important contributor of professional talent in Michigan, in addition to serving as an engine of economic growth and social progress. Wayne State takes pride in ensuring all students demonstrating promise, dedication and persistence have the opportunity to earn a degree and graduate prepared for success.

The HIGH Program is looking for a reliable Intern to lead a research feasibility study investigating the possibility of starting a Meal Plan Scholarship Program and a Food Pantry at Wayne State University. This project would be similar to the ‘Let All the Big Dawgs Eat’ Food Scholarship Program at the University of Georgia that started recently in 2015. This project would require extensive research and collaboration with many different departments and leaders at Wayne State.


We are looking for a passionate, organized, and independent intern who enjoys working in a fast-paced and exciting program. This internship will provide great research & field experience, professional networking opportunities, and the ability to make a difference in your community. Our ideal intern must be responsible and driven, someone who can work without constant supervision or specific instruction. Goals of the internship include:
• Performing an extensive feasibility study on the ability for Wayne State University to implement a Meal Plan Scholarship Program and Food Pantry for students by connecting with relevant departments and budgeting
• Making professional recommendations for creation, management, and growth of the Meal Plan Scholarship and Food Pantry
• Presenting findings and recommendations to First Lady Jacqueline Wilson and other leaders at Wayne State


- Exceptional written and oral communications skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Diligent and eager to learn and develop skills within a demanding and fast-paced environment
- Seeking advancement and increasing knowledge base


Required - Eager To Learn, Oral Communication, Articulate Communicator, Proficient in Microsoft Office, Self Motivated
Preferred - Research, Research Management

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