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In partnership with over 200 employers, Urban Alliance's High School Internship Programs level the playing field for young people in the workforce by equipping them with tools to overcome the systemic barriers that prevent equal access to economic opportunity.

Contact Urban Alliance to find out more about our High School Internship Programs in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, and Greater DC.


Since 2008, we have placed over 2,000 young people to paid opportunities and experiences.


Urban Alliance partners with Chicago Public Schools, law firms, financial institutions, tech firms, and more to provide Chicago youth with their first work experience.


Urban Alliance (UA) brought our flagship youth employment model – the High School Internship Program – to Detroit in fall 2018.

Greater DC

Government agencies, nonprofits, law firms, banks, and more partner with Urban Alliance to develop today’s high schoolers into tomorrow’s industry leaders.


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Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation "For countless Americans, me among them, internships have provided a foothold on the path to the American dream. Simply by making them more accessible to all, we can narrow the inequality gap while widening the circle of opportunity."
Dan Ngoyi VP of Talent Acquisition, Rock Central ""Our partnership with a workforce development organization like Urban Alliance made establishing and sustaining this talent pipeline easy.""
Raheim Davis High School Internship Class of 2012 Washington, DC ""Instead of learning in the classroom, we were working on site and experiencing the professional world. We now have professional connections and mentors.""
Tracey Montilus Gates Hudson Intern, Class of 2021 Greater Washington, DC "This program is really teaching me where my future is going to align. It’s teaching me everything I feel like I need to progress and everything I will need in the future to succeed … Honestly, I don’t know where I would be if I was not in this program."
Dah’Marria Reddic High School Internship Class of 2021 Detroit ""Becoming an intern for Rocket Mortgage was one of the best things that I could have done for my future. I gained knowledge in all aspects of marketing, work etiquette, ethics and so much more." "
Jair Lynch Jair Lynch, President & CEO of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners Greater DC ""As an Urban Alliance Property Management Pathway Partner, we have witnessed firsthand the opportunities provided to students through internships, career readiness training, and exposure to the CRE field.""