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Ford Fund helps 4 colleges aid nonprofits while giving students career experience

February 26, 2012

The Ford Motor Co. Fund is supporting a program with four colleges and universities to aid local nonprofits while providing career experience to students. The foundation launched a pilot of the Ford Community Corps program last spring at Wayne State University and has since expanded to other institutions. At WSU, five students have filled internships tied to the program for the past three terms. They work during the semester with a nonprofit and get a $2,000 scholarship to the university. "The difference between this and other internships is this is more project-driven," said Farah Harb, internship coordinator in the Career Planning and Placement Office at Wayne State's School of Business Administration.