Intern with TRU

TRU is seeking smart, enthusiastic students and others to get actively involved in improving public transit throughout greater Detroit. 

Positions vary depending on current projects and priorities, but may include the following:

  • Community Outreach Intern
    • The success of transit improvement efforts depend on an educated and supportive community. Build transit understanding and support throughout southeast Michigan by helping arrange and manage community engagement events and TRU outreach at community festivals.
  • Faces of Transit / Transit Impact Story Intern
    • A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video, many times more so. Improve support for transit by telling the personal stories of transit riders and supporters through videos, pictures, and more.
  • Social Media Intern
    • Billions of internet users may want to know about Detroit transit and you can help! Improve TRU’s website and utilize Facebook, YouTube, Google AdWorks, and other social media to better educate and engage people in improving Detroit transit
Kristen testifying before the Michigan House Transportation Committee on the struggles of people with disabilities living in opt-out communities
Some interns testify before local or state officials about the importance of transit

Both in-person and remote positions are available. To apply, send a resume to with a cover letter explaining why you are interested and what you can bring to the position.

As a grassroots advocacy organization, our goals are big but our budget is small. Most internships are unpaid, although a stipend may be provided in some circumstances. We provide all interns free bus passes. We are happy to work with any college or university to enable our interns to get course credit, if the intern arranges it with their school.