I do not know how to create an account to login to apply for the Urban Scholars internship opportunity.
In the Login box, enter a username and password of your choosing. Click the Register Now link. Confirm the password you entered.
Click the Register button. You have now created an account and can apply online.
I started an application without submitting it, but cannot find how to get back into the application I started.
After you login, the Login box will change to My Career Tools. Click the "Applications" link within that box, then click the link for the Urban Scholars Job Opening. You will be brought back into the application that you had started. You can edit your application, and when it is complete, make sure to click the "Submit" butoon.
The Work Experience that I added disappears and does not seem to have been saved.
The online application session expires after 20 minutes. If you disable the pop-up blocker on both your browser and anti-virus software, you will receive the time-out notice and will be given the option to reset your session.
Also, you should enter one work history, then click the Save and Submit button on that page. You will be returned to the main application page, where you should click "Save". Click the "Add Work Experience" link again to add an additional work, volunteer, or leadership history, and repeat the process until you have completed the Work Experience section.
Where can I enter my expected graduation date?
Enter your expected graduation date in the "Date Issued" box in the Post-Secondary Education section.
Where can I enter my Grade Point Average?
Enter your GPA in the "Average Grade" box in the Post-Secondary Education section.
Where should I enter my volunteer experiences, accomplishments, and leadership positions?
Please enter this information individually in the Work Experience section of the online application.
The online application disappeared from my computer screen before I could submit my application. What happened?
Please make sure that you are not using the back and forward buttons on your browser to navigate through the online application. Using your browser buttons will disconnect you from the online application.
I completed my application, but cannot Submit it because the Submit button is grayed-out.
In order to activate the Submit button, you must first check the box in the blue Acknowledgement section at the bottom of the online application.
I registered with the online application, but I can't remember my User ID or password. Can you tell me what it is?
Click the "Login Help" link on the Careers page to request that your User ID or Password be sent to the e-mail address you previously provided in your personal profile information.
When I try to access the application, I get an error message that will not allow me to see the page. What can I do?
Try closing your web browser and then opening it again. After you re-open the browser, delete your temporary internet files and cookies. To do this, on your browser's toolbar click Tools, then Internet Options. In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Delete Cookies and also Delete Files. After you have completed these tasks, you should be able to access the application.
I submitted an application but now would like to change my application information.
Once you have pressed "Submit", you will not be able to apply again for that position or change the information on the application that you submitted. Please e-mail your changes to Urban.Scholars@minneapolismn.gov.
Can I attach a resume or cover letter to my online application:
No, not online. You may e-mail a copy of these supporting documents to Urban.Scholars@minneapolismn.gov.
How do I know that you received my application?
Once you submit your application and agree to the conditions of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail shortly thereafter to the e-mail address that you provided in your personal profile information.
Who can I contact for more information or if I have problems with the online application?
Please send an e-mail to Urban.Scholars@minneapolismn.gov.
What does it mean to be a resident of Minneapolis?
Your legal residence needs to be in the boundaries of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please refer to the City issued neighborhood map to locate your residence.
Will I be eligible if I live on campus or temporarily reside in Minneapolis?
If you lived in your new residence in Minneapolis for the minimum of 90 days (3 months) with the intentions of making it permanent, you are eligible to apply. You can consider the following actions to determine if your move is considered permanent:
- Changing your legal documents, such as financial records or insurance policies, to reflect your new legal residence.
- Changing your permanent residence with your school.
- Registering to vote in your new locality.
- Applying for a driver's license in your new city of residence and relinquishing your old license.
- Registering a car in your new city of residence.
- Applying for homestead status to the City Assessor's Office prior to December 15 in the year of the homestead request.
- Consistently using new permanent address on records and correspondences.
What does "good standing" mean at an accredited academic institution?
Good standing means that you are not on an academic hold/probation when being considered for Urban Scholars.
I'm a senior in college. Will I be eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply; however, applicants in lower grade levels (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc.) will receive higher preference during the screening process.
Please note that if you are a senior that will be enrolled in a graduate program in the Fall after the Urban Scholars program dates, you will meet full eligibility to apply.
I'm a graduate student. Am I eligible to apply?
All graduate students interested in learning more about careers in the public sector are encouraged to apply. To be considered, you must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited graduate or law school. When applications are available, you should select the "Urban Scholars - Graduate" job listing to apply.
Please note that graduate students who are selected will be assigned to the Department of Civil Rights. The stipend for graduate students will be $7,559 and letters of recommendations as requested.
I'm a returning Urban Scholar. Will the application and screening process be any different?
As a returning Urban Scholar, you will need to follow the general application process.
During the screening process, your prior experience as an Urban Scholar will be considered; however, it does not guarantee you admittance into the new cohort.
If I was a STEP-UP student in a prior year, am I eligible to apply?
Former STEP-UP students are eligible to apply. On the application, there will be a place to indicate whether you were a STEP-UP student in prior years.
During the screening process, there will be some consideration of your prior experience in STEP-UP, especially from the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program.
What will be the hours of Urban Scholars? Will I receive days off?
Please prepare to fully participate in the entire 12 week program (excluding City issued holidays and extenuating circumstances [i.e. illness, family emergency, etc.]). Hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
If I am selected for an interview, what will I wear?
Urban Scholars is dedicated to a professional experience; therefore, it starts with your first meeting at City Hall. We ask that you use your best judgement in the details of your attire, but formal business to business casual is acceptable.
How will my stipend be disbursed?
The taxable stipend for undergraduates will be $5,200 and distributed bi-weekly during the summer. The hourly payment is approx. $10.83 an hour for 40 hours a week.
The taxable stipend for graduates will be $7,559 and distributed bi-weekly during the summer. The hourly payment is approx. $15.75 an hour for 40 hours a week.
Can I receive an academic credit for my internship experience?
You should coordinate with your school to determine if an academic credit will be needed. Please, notify Urban Scholars early on in the program if this is your intentions.
Last updated Feb. 15, 2013