DNEP +Impact Studio for Local Business

The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project +Impact Studio for Local Business (DNEP +ISLB) is an internship program for U-M students interested in applying their skills to help Detroit-based small business owners (re)grow their businesses. The +ISLB is a collaboration between U-M’s Center on Finance, Law & Policy, the +Impact Studio at the Ross School of Business, and the following U-M schools: Ford School of Public Policy, Ross School of Business, Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Information, and the College of Engineering. The 2022 internship will run from May 4 – July 8.


They were effective communicators, professional in every way. Thank you. Because of their work I feel such a weight lifted. The program that you all are running over there should be a national example.

Jevona Watson, Owner of Detroit Sip, 2021


2022 Key Areas


U-M Schools and Research Centers


Students and faculty members


Local Detroit clients