Partners and work placements

City departments and partners can apply to host an urban scholar.

Host an Urban Scholar

You can apply to host urban scholars for Summer 2024.

Our partners

Some of our partner organizations include:

  • APi Group
  • The City of Minneapolis
  • The City of St. Louis Park 
  • Fourth Judicial District Courts
  • Hennepin County
  • Metropolitan Airport Commission
  • Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
  • The State of Minnesota

Work placements

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Our staff looks for meaningful work projects that build your skills and stand out on resumes. There is no standard project, but some examples include:

Working with data

  • Testing and recommending data collection protocols
  • Building databases and data visualization tools
  • Data reporting in human resources

Doing research

  • Researching policy implementation strategies on affordable housing
  • Conducting focus groups on youth violence prevention strategies

Guiding workshops and outreach

  • Coordinating emergency preparedness workshops
  • Doing community outreach for comprehensive planning
  • Leading culturally relevant learn-to-bike workshops

Communications projects

  • Doing video and digital communication production

Get more details about internships

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Contact us

Urban Scholars

Civil Rights Department






City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday