Michigan Mobility Fellows Program

CEDAM is partnering with the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, the State of Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and Michigan Central to launch the Michigan (MI) Mobility Fellows Program.

The MI Mobility Fellows Program is a highly selective 15-month fellowship that attracts talent from all over the country to gain real-world experience in transportation planning and mobility innovation. This fellowship will offer participants two unique career tracks that will expose them to the public and private sectors to advance and grow mobility innovation in Michigan.

The MI Mobility Fellows is launching its initial cohort this year. Each track will host five fellows from October 2024 – December 2025.

Transportation and Mobility Planning

  • For STEM graduates interested in working on public transportation projects.
  • The roles and projects will seek to solve public transit and mobility challenges with solutions inclusive of technology and Innovation.
  • This track has a commitment to the understanding of transportation equity.

Mobility x Society Innovators

  • For STEM graduates interested in tech roles.
  • The roles will support the growth & development of early-stage mobility companies located within the Southeastern Michigan region.
  • This track has a commitment to the understanding of applying societal benefits to mobility technologies.

Both tracks of fellows will address mobility barriers in ways that can improve people’s daily lives with solutions that can positively impact the future of our economy. View the presentation from the MI Mobility Fellows Program focus groups and our host site info packet to learn more!

The application process for Fellows opens on June 24, 2024. Individuals interested in applying should fill out this interest form to receive a notification email when the application goes live. If you have questions regarding the Transportation and Mobility Planning track, contact Melvin Henley. If you have questions regarding the Mobility x Society Innovators, contact Latina Black.

Host Sites

Host site applications are closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

 We are looking for project proposals that:

  • Identify a mobility challenge that could use technology/innovation to do one of the following:
    • Improve public transit
    • Remove existing barriers associated with moving people on public and shared modes
  • Enhance business efficiencies by identifying the needs necessary to scale a new mobility business to a high-growth company
  • Grow mobility innovations by connecting the innovation to the growth of a new and/or existing mobility supply chain

Host Site Eligibility Criteria

Mobility x Society Innovators Track: We are looking to place fellows within Michigan Central Innovation District at an early-stage mobility company located within the Southeastern Michigan region.

Transportation and Mobility Planning Track: We are placing fellows at transportation agencies or Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and/or Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) throughout Michigan.


Melvin Henley

For general inquiries and information regarding the Transportation and Mobility Planning track.

Latina Black

For information regarding the Mobility x Society Innovators track.