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STEP-UP Youth Employment Program Accepting Applications for 2016

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Top: Interns working at Wheel Fun Rentals; Bottom: Intern at Jamf Software

STEP-UP is one of the country’s premiere youth employment programs, serving Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 who face some of the greatest barriers to employment, including youth from disadvantaged economic backgrounds, youth of color, youth from recent immigrant families, and youth with disabilities. Launched in 2004, STEP-UP has provided over 21,000 internships with more than 230 top Twin Cities companies, nonprofits and public agencies. STEP-UP also offers work readiness training, advanced-level internships and industry-specific career opportunities in fields such as medical, finance, IT, education or working with youth, arts, and businesses. Click here to view the full list of employers in 2015.  
STEP-UP is now accepting applications for 2016 summer internship placements. The application closes on February 5th, 2016. Interested eligible Minneapolis youth can view and complete the application online.
Businesses, public agencies and nonprofits interested in employing interns in 2016 can find information on the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP website.
STEP-UP is a City of Minneapolis program in partnership with AchieveMpls, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Project for Pride in Living (PPL).

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Last updated Jan 29, 2016