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Fourth Class of Detroit Students Begins Internships at Ilitch Companies

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For the fourth consecutive summer, 24 students from Cass Technical High School have landed at various Ilitch Holdings, Inc. companies to work as interns where they’ll get experience in a corporate work setting.

In June, students began working at the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development of Michigan and others. Throughout the summer, students will shadow and gain exposure to professionals working in accounting, human resources, communications/marketing, event operations and IT.

To qualify for the internship program, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be at least 16 years old.

The paid, 9-week opportunity for these Detroit students is part of the Ilitch organization’s efforts to support Detroit residents and organizations in the community as the rapidly-developing live, work and play district continues to take shape.

This year’s internship program began with an orientation at Little Caesars Arena. Later this summer, the interns will attend a baseball game at Comerica Park, have lunch with Ilitch Holdings, Inc. president and CEO Christopher Ilitch, and meet with other top executives.

Former intern and recent Cass Tech graduate Nadia Bailey, who worked in the communications department at Olympia Development of Michigan in 2017, credits the program for giving her a leg up on many of her peers.

In addition to taking on writing assignments, Bailey shadowed professionals on photo shoots and toured areas in and outside of The District Detroit just weeks before the Little Caesars Arena opened in September 2017.

“I most enjoyed that the work environment was really open. We got to go all throughout The District Detroit,” said Bailey, an incoming first-year student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “It was pretty hands on.”

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The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone—a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit will deliver $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.

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