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Applications for 2016 Urban Scholars interns due Feb. 19

The City offers a leadership development summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Now in its fifth year, the Urban Scholars program aims to provide college students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with resume-building professional work experiences. College students interested in applying to become Urban Scholars should apply online by Friday, Feb. 19.

The 12-week program is a full-time paid internship experience that runs May 23-Aug. 12. Interns will work in key areas of different City departments, including the Mayor’s Office and City Council offices, and with the Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis Public Schools, the State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Park Board. The interns also participate in the Urban Scholars Leadership Institute for essential leadership and communications skills and focus on building networks, skills and opportunities. The City and partners hope to develop young talent so the students can begin careers in the public sector and someday be the next generation of City leaders.

Last year, 58 Urban Scholars interns were chosen from more than 400 applicants.

The Urban Scholars leadership development summer internship program is one component of the Equity Division of the Department of Civil Rights. Visit the Urban Scholars Web page for more information.

Free women-only information technology program offered to Minneapolis residents

Women interested in careers in information technology can take a free class as part of the Minneapolis TechHire initiative. IT-Ready trains and certifies information technology workers and helps place them in their first paid IT positions. Applications are due March 25. Only women who are Minneapolis residents are eligible.

The eight-week class runs from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. every weekday from April 11 to June 3.

The students will receive:

Learn more.

IT-Ready is offered free to help unemployed and under-employed women enter the IT field. Run by the Creating IT Futures Foundation, IT-Ready is hosted by EMERGE Career & Technology Center on the North Side of Minneapolis and funded by the City of Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Foundation Community Action Funds, North Star Fund, the Paul and Mary Reyelts Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Women’s Endowment Fund, a designated fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.

Published Feb 9, 2016



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