Want to join one of Crain’s 2011 Cool Places to Work? Our team members value our excellent benefits, flexible work schedules and collaborative spirit.

The Michigan Suburbs Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that recruits talented, entrepreneurial people who share our desire to advance regionalism and sustainable development. Ideal teammates are well-organized, passionate about policy advocacy, attentive to detail and either funny or willing to learn. They are eager to work with a dynamic group of coworkers and partners, and adept at balancing leadership and collaboration.

Browse our current opportunities:

Full-time positions

No positions are available at this time, but please check back frequently!

Internships and fellowships

Many of our current staff members started out as interns and fellows. We typically post internship descriptions 2 months before the end of each school semester. If you have questions about an internship or fellowship please contact Emily Thompson, Talent Programs Coordinator.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about our organization, our work and our region.

Position: Volunteer
Employment Type: Voluntary (go figure!)
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 22757 Woodward Avenue, Suite 250
Ferndale, MI 48220
34 N. Washington St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
How To Apply: Contact us, telling us your interests and scheduling needs
Contact: Email Emily Thompson at [email protected]

Interested in the work we are doing? Want to get involved? Great, we need you!

We are always seeking help, so if you want to experience first-hand the inner workings of the Suburbs Alliance, give us a holler! We have various tasks to dish out, so you’re sure to find something that fits your fancy. Volunteering at the Suburbs Alliance is a convenient, enjoyable way to help us improve southeast Michigan’s mature communities.

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

The Michigan Suburbs Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization is committed to maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. We recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, being a disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran. At the Suburbs Alliance, we are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.



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The Suburbs Alliance is kicking off Green Anchors, an ambitious project that aims to transform residential neighborhoods across our region, one house and one person at a time.

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One of every nine bridges in Michigan is structurally deficient. Meanwhile, SEMCOG’s 2040 plan intends to use a large portion of its $40 billion budget to widen I-94 and I-75.

Energy Efficiency & Bond Ratings

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