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City accepting applications for 2014 Urban Scholars internship program

Third-year program trains a diverse group of college students in public service careers

Jan. 15, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) The City of Minneapolis is once again offering its leadership development summer internship for college students interested in public service careers. Beginning today, the City will accept applications for 2014 Urban Scholars, which aims to help young people from diverse backgrounds build their professional and leadership skills for the future in the public service sector. Students interested in applying to the summer internship should apply online at by Monday, March 3.

Students must have completed their first year of post-secondary education prior to the beginning of the internship and be enrolled and in good standing at a two- or four-year college or university, graduate, or law school. The 12-week program is a full-time paid internship experience that runs from May 27 – Aug. 15. Urban Scholars will work in City of Minneapolis departments and participate in events focused on building networks, skills, and opportunities.

The Urban Scholars leadership development summer internship is one component of the Employment Equity Division of Minneapolis Civil Rights, which aims to close the employment gap in a city and metro area that suffers from one of the highest disparities between white and non-white unemployment in the country.

Last year, 17 Urban Scholars were chosen from more than 135 applicants. The undergraduate and graduate students selected worked in key areas of City government, and in the long run, the City hopes to develop a group of young talent who can begin careers in public service, and someday be the next generation of City leaders.

Visit the Urban Scholars web page for more information


Published Jan 15, 2014