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STEP-UP Achieve Jobs Program

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STEP-UP Achieve—part of the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program —is building tomorrow's workforce today by connecting businesses with the next generation of talented and diverse workers.

One of the country's premiere youth employment programs, STEP-UP Achieve places 800 Minneapolis youth (ages 16-21) each year in paid internships with 160 top Twin Cities companies, nonprofits and public agencies, providing work readiness training, on-the-job experience, professional mentors, advanced career opportunities and ongoing support.

STEP-UP Achieve has provided over 6,000 internship opportunities since 2004. Our new Career Pipelines in five key industries provide year-round career development opportunities through targeted trainings, career exposure events, and industry-recognized certification programs. Check out our new video below and learn how you can hire an intern!