This summer, youth (ages 16-22) will gain exposure to entrepreneurship, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities through a seven-week summer internship program designed to provide temporary workforce support for Black businesses while exposing young people to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship principles.

Host Business Application here!


Future Entrepreneurs (ages 16-22) Application here!

Please contact for additional questions.


When do applications close? May 15, 2022

How old are eligible Future Entrepreneurs? Ages 16 – 22

Do I have to live in Detroit? Host businesses and Future Entrepreneurs must live in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne county.

Is this a paid internship? Selected Future Entrepreneurs will be paid $15/hr.

Do the host businesses pay the Future Entrepreneurs? MDBBA will be responsible for paying the Future Entrepreneurs.

Can any business host a Future Entrepreneur? MDBBA member can apply to host a Future Entrepreneur. 

I have no work experience, can I still apply to be a Future Entrepreneur? Future Entrepreneurs can apply to be an intern without previous work experience.

What type of businesses can apply? Businesses with a brick-and-mortar located in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne county are eligible to apply.