Maria completed her STEP-UP Achieve summer internship at Adventium Labs, which specializes in cyber security, system engineering, and automated reasoning. “I learned so much about technology and medical terminology through my internship,” she says. “This all is going to help me later in life when I’m a doctor!”
STEP-UP Achieve Intern at Minneapolis Public Schools
STEP-UP Achieve intern Corrien is one of 80 interns who participated in our first-ever industry-recognized Excel software certification program. “I learned lots of new things and used them right away at my job," she says. "I’m thankful for the opportunity to take the Excel class!”
STEP-Up Achieve Intern at Clockwork Active Media Systems
"Here at Clockwork I’m a member of a work team. I’m also learning how to build websites, network, and create a brand brief. I’m walking away with this digital resume that my supervisor helped me create!"
STEP-UP Achieve Intern at Greater Twin Cities United Way
Mohamed, a 17 year-old Ubah Medical Academy student, is the lucky intern who snagged a coveted IT position at Greater Twin Cities United Way, which is housed in the same building as STEP-UP Founder R.T. Rybak's new office.
STEP-UP Achieve Intern at the Minneapolis Foundation
“I'm learning how to be a professional at The Minneapolis Foundation," Shahmar says. “Those are skills I can’t learn as easily by working at the mall or McDonald's." For a person my age I've been able to gain experience and work with people who are doing stuff that normally a teenager wouldn’t be doing. It really does show me what I want for my future.”
STEP-UP Achieve intern Emma spent a great summer with RSP Architects in Northeast Minneapolis. Not only did Emma work in a beautiful historic building, but she also learned the ins and outs of a career field that she wants to pursue after graduation.
STEP-UP Achieve Alum and former intern at Xcel Energy and Wells Fargo
When Malik walked into the AchieveMpls Career & College Center at Patrick Henry High School to find a summer job, he found a great job and so much more. His story is just one example of the incredible, passionate and motivated students that we serve every day, thanks to your support.
STEP-UP Achieve Intern at Minnesota Department of Revenue
Dominique’s career aspirations make his internship experiences all the more exciting. “I’ve always known that I wanted to do something with military service, and talking to the people I work with this summer is really helping me think about what exactly I want to do.”
STEP-UP Achieve alum Hassan founded a medical device company after gaining great experience as an intern at Allina Health. "I highly recommend STEP-UP to any young person who is interested in learning more about the professional world and getting a jump-start on a great career.”
Cheng is a poised young man, mature far beyond his years. His CenterPoint Energy supervisors were thrilled with his impeccable punctuality, consistently positive attitude, and high quality of work that far exceeded expectations.