News from the African/African American Studies department

Urban Scholars

January 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

The City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, the Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the State of Minnesota, are currently seeking future leaders for employment in a summer leadership development program for college students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Full-time, competitively paid, professional resume-building work experience for undergraduates and graduate students.
  • Direct access to agency leaders including but not limited to the Mayor, City Council members, Department Heads, Superintendents, and Executive Directors.
  • A team-based community project that will be presented to City Council, community stakeholders, senior management and colleagues.
  •  Leadership and communications skills development as part of the Urban Scholars Leadership Institute
  • Networking Advisors to provide guidance to achieve professional goals.
  • Opportunities to create valuable professional networks.

This highly competitive summer internship starts on Monday, May 23, 2016 and ends on Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 19, 2016. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate college students regardless of academic major. Public sector experience is highly desired, but not required.



  • Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two or four year college, university, graduate program, or law school or must be a recent graduate with a degree conferred between December 2015 and May 2016.
  • Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to participate on a full-time basis for 12 weeks (40 hours per week)

Please note that recent graduates (December 2015 & May of 2016) are eligible for participation and there is no residency requirement.


For more information and a link to the online application, visit: If you have specific questions or need additional information, please contact: or (612) 673-2516.