Where will you take your future?
American Swedish Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Minnesota Trades Academy
City Kid Farm
KBEM FM - Jazz 88.5
Why should I do Step Up?
Explore a Career
Power your future with career-oriented jobs available only to Step Up interns.
Develop Your Resume
Build important workplace skills in customer service, communication, project management, computer technology and more.
Earn Good Money
Make between $9.60 and $14 per hour, depending on the company and your experience.
Unlock Your Potential
Discover your strengths and learn how to own your power.
Build Your Network
Connect with adult professionals who can help you get on the path to a great career.
Meet our interns
How does Step Up work?
Our 2019 application will be available in December.
Participate in Train to Gain and Mock Interviews to learn the workplace skills you need for your job. (March)
Find your match.
Get matched with an internship based on your interests and skills. (April and May)
Participate in Launch Day.
Learn more about your employer and hone your professional skills. (April - June)
Interview and get hired.
Interview with your summer employer. (May or June) We'll help you prepare.
Get to work!
Work at your summer job from mid-June to mid-August.
Find more opportunities.
Participate in additional Step Up career events and opportunities that interest you.
Still have questions?
Contact Jeremiah Brown at 612-455-1562.
"Thank you so much for this Step Up experience. It has been so different from what I am used to in my daily life. I gained so much knowledge and enjoyed the atmosphere where I worked this summer. My supervisor and co-workers have been so helpful with college and goal-setting tips. I genuinely appreciated the kindness of everyone I worked with."
Who can participate?
STEP-UP is open to Minneapolis residents between the ages of 14 and 21 (by June 1, 2019) who are eligible to work in the US and are not yet enrolled in college (PSEO is ok).
ONE of the following must ALSO apply:
- You meet family income guidelines
- You are a student with a disability
- You have an IEP or 504 plan
- You are an English language learner
- You are a pregnant or parenting teen
- You have been involved with the justice system