Now is the time to sign up for 2013 STEP-UP internships

Even though summer might feel a long way off, 2013 summer internship deadlines are coming up fast, so now is the time for youth, and employers, to get on board. The City’s STEP-UP summer internship program prepares youth for future employment by offering summer work experience and training at Minneapolis businesses.

Applying for an internship

Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 can apply for a summer internship with STEP-UP until March 4, 2013. This year, all applications must be completed online. If you need assistance with your application, call 612-673-5041 or visit the STEP-UP page for agencies that offer staff and/or computer assistance. As part of the process of getting a STEP-UP internship, youth must complete a competitive application process and work readiness training through the program. Internships are paid, and youth are matched up with a wide range of local businesses for summer jobs.

STEP-UP success

Here are a few facts on the thousands of youth who’ve been a part of STEP-UP since 2004:

About STEP-UP

The City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program trains and matches Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 in summer internships at local businesses. STEP-UP is focused on serving youth from low-income families or youth that have risk factors making it challenging to find employment on their own.

Internships are generally 20-40 hours per week for 6-10 weeks from mid-June to August. Depending on the age and skill level of the intern, interns may work in subsidized jobs at a non-profit organizations or employer paid positions in the business community.

Learn more on the City's STEP-UP web page.

Published Jan. 16, 2013