STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program
STEP-UP is a summer job program for Minneapolis youth ages 14-21. Youth must complete a competitive application process and work readiness training to be considered for a position with the STEP-UP program. Youth ages 14-21 are offered a paid internship experience and matched with positions at local businesses.
How to Apply
The STEP-UP application deadline for Summer 2013 has passed. Please check back in November 2013 to apply for Summer 2014.
Become a STEP-UP Employer/Partner!
Career-oriented jobs for the most prepared STEP-UP interns who are seeking a professional experience and more challenging opportunities. Youth, ages 16-21, work in private sector businesses, public agencies and nonprofits. The program is led by AchieveMpls. To hire a STEP-UP Achieve intern at your business, contact Jeremiah Brown at (612) 455-1562.
Foundational, entry-level jobs for youth with limited work experience designed to develop skills and explore interests in preparation for future positions with STEP-UP Achieve. Youth, ages 14-21, work in nonprofit organizations. Most STEP-UP Discover interns are ages 14 or 15. To host a STEP-UP Discover intern at your organization (with wages paid by STEP-UP), contact Tammy Dickinson at (612) 673-5041 or complete and submit the Job Pledge Form.
Specialized work and training opportunities serving targeted populations, including recent immigrants and young people with special needs. Youth, ages 14-21, work in nonprofit organizations and schools.
For questions, contact Tammy Dickinson at (612) 673-5041.
More about STEP-UP
STEP-UP is the City of Minneapolis jobs program for youth ages 14-21. As one of the country’s premiere youth employment programs, STEP-UP recruits, trains and places low-income young people in jobs with a wide range of Twin Cities businesses, nonprofits and public agencies. STEP-UP serves a population that faces the greatest barriers to employment, particularly low income young people and youth of color. 93% of interns are youth of color and over 50% are new immigrants.
STEP-UP helps interns explore diverse career interests, gain valuable on-the-job skills, make strong professional connections and prepare for meaningful careers. The program is managed in partnership with AchieveMpls and the Minneapolis Workforce Centers.
Online information from the City of Minneapolis at MinneapolisMN.gov/CPED
Last updated Mar. 5, 2013