We're preparing tomorrow's workforce today
Step Up connects Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 with internships at nearly 200 companies, public agencies and nonprofit organizations across 17 industries.
We empower young people to create bright futures through professional skills training, on-the-job experience and connections with adult mentors who can help them achieve their career goals.
We help employers diversify their workforce and build a strong base of young, skilled workers who can keep our future regional economy strong and vibrant.
Since 2003, we’ve created over 27,000 high-quality internship opportunities for Minneapolis youth, equipping them to step up, prepare for the future and become our next business and civic leaders. Join us!
Step Up Career Pipelines
Focus and deepen intern career paths
Career pipelines create strong professional connections for interns. Under the guidance of our industry partners, pipelines offer targeted trainings, career exposure events and industry-recognized certifications.
Financial Services Pipeline
Interns in this pipeline can participate in:
This pipeline provides great health career opportunities, including:
STEM-focused interns have access to:
For more info
To learn more about our Career Pipelines, contact Jeremiah Brown at 612-455-1562.
Step Up is a partnership of the City of Minneapolis, AchieveMpls, Minnesota DEED and Project for Pride in Living
“Because of STEP-UP, at age 18 I have worked in a law firm, an investment bank and an accounting firm. My résumé is beautiful!"