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 15 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, Step Up has created over 28,000 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
Focusing and deepening career pathways
Under the guidance of our industry partners, our career pipelines provide targeted trainings, career exposure events and industry-recognized certifications for our interns.
Financial Services Pipeline
Interns in this pipeline can participate in:
This pipeline provides career training and exposure opportunities, including:
STEM-focused interns have access to:
Through this new pipeline, interns can participate in:
For more info
Contact Erin Martin at 612-455-1551.
Step Up is a partnership of the City of Minneapolis, AchieveMpls, CareerForce Minneapolis 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!"