INTERNSHIPS & Urban Scholars


The Metropolitan Council's Internship Program offers a wide variety of opportunities to qualifying interns. Our program is designed to educate and mentor interns by providing professional on-the-job training and development. Our interns receive an hourly salary; most interns work full-time during the summer, with some opportunities continuing part-time through the school year.


  • You must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, and/or have been enrolled in a post-secondary educational program within the last 12 months.
  • You must be a citizen or national of the United States; a lawful, permanent resident; or have authorization to work in the United States. (Documentation to verify employment eligibility will be required at the time of employment.)
  • You must submit the Council's online employment application at the time the program is open for recruitment. Applicants must have a NeoGov applicant account (registration is free and easy). To create your account, go to — select "Sign In" and continue with "create account."

Program dates

Internships will be posted January 25, 2021 – February 12, 2021.

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Urban Scholars Leadership and Professional Development Program

Urban Scholars Program is a full-time paid 12-week leadership and professional development internship program providing college students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with distinctive professional experience. Focused on essential leadership skills and creating resume-building career pathways, Urban Scholars is training the next generation of leaders.

Scholars spend four days a week working on meaningful projects and work assignments alongside organizational leaders. One day a week, Scholars come together as a cohort to learn and practice skills in leadership, professional development, small groups, and public speaking.

Urban Scholars is a multijurisdictional program with many host agencies across the metro area. See the City of Minneapolis's page about partner organizations.


Students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the program; undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates are all eligible.

Program dates

The 12-week Urban Scholars Program begins each summer in late May and ends mid-August. Urban Scholars internships will be posted January 25, 2021 – February 12, 2021.

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