Become a Step Up Intern

Change your life with professional skills training, great on-the-job experience and connections with adult professionals who can help you achieve your career goals. Step Up is for Minneapolis youth ages 14-21. 

Learn more and apply below! Applications due Sunday, February 10.

US Bank Interns

Where will you take your future?

STEP-UP Achieve work site

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Swedish Institute Interns

American Swedish Institute

Federal Reserve Intern

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Healthcare Intern

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Metro Transit Intern

Metro Transit

US Bank intern

U.S. Bank

STEP-UP Intern

Management HQ

Construction Intern

Minnesota Trades Academy

STEP-UP intern at Tunheim PR agency


Thrivent Financial Interns

Thrivent Financial

Farmstead Intern

City Kid Farm 

Radio Station Intern

KBEM FM - Jazz 88.5

STEP-UP intern at company

CenterPoint Energy

Why should I do Step Up?

Explore a Career

Power your future with career-oriented jobs available only to Step Up interns. 

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Develop Your Resume

Build important workplace skills in customer service, communication, project management, computer technology and more. 

Earn Good Money

Make between $10.0 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

STEP-UP intern Andrea


Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
STEP-UP intern Alberts


STEP-UP intern Rita


Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

How does Step Up work?



Our online application for summer 2019 is now live - apply today! All applications due Sunday, February 10 - no exceptions.


Get Trained.

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 Katie Rehani at 612-455-1561.

"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." 


Lauryn, Step Up intern at Fairview Health Services
STEP-UP Intern

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). You must have a home address in the city of Minneapolis.

ONE of the following must ALSO apply:

  • 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 are homeless or highly mobile
  • You are in the foster care system
  • You have been involved in the justice system

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