STEP-UP Achieve—part of the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program — connects businesses with the next generation of talented and diverse workers, provides critical job training and hands-on experience for young people in Minneapolis, and builds a stronger Twin Cities workforce for our knowledge-based global economy.
One of the country’s top youth employment programs, STEP-UP Achieve places 800 young people (ages 16-21) each year in paid internships with 150 top Twin Cities companies, nonprofits and public agencies, providing work readiness training, on-the-job experience, professional connections and ongoing support.
Now in our tenth year, we’ve connected over 5,000 young people with Twin Cities employers, ranging from Cargill, Boston Scientific and Target to Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County, Nina Hale, Inc., Twin Cities Public Television and many more. STEP-UP Achieve interns bring home over $1 million in wages each year, a significant contribution to low-income families in Minneapolis.
Our 2013 internship application deadline has now passed. Learn how you can become a STEP-UP Achieve employer and check out our brand new STEP-UP video!