The Met Council's internship programs educate and mentor interns through
professional, on-the-job training and development.

Our internship program offers a wide variety of opportunities to qualifying interns. The program is designed to educate and mentor interns by providing professional on-the-job training and development. Participants of our internship program receive an hourly salary! Most interns work full-time during the summer, and some opportunities continue part-time through the school year.


  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (associate's or bachelor's or master's) or be a recent graduate (within 12 months from posting date) from a degree program (associate's or bachelor's or master's).
  • 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.)

Summer internships

Participants receive an hourly salary. Most interns work full-time during the summer, and some opportunities continue part-time through the school year.

Program dates

The 12-week programs begin each summer in late May and end in mid-August. 


The 2022 application period has ended.

Types of internships

The Met Council offers internships in these three tracks:

Our internship program offers a well-rounded experience for students seeking an opportunity to advance their learning with hands-on projects.

Internships give students a new perspective on public service while developing themselves professionally through exposure to their field and networking with others in the organization. Interns are a valuable asset to our teams because they use their knowledge and skills to help solve challenges that our region faces. Whether they are out on a construction site, in the lab, or in the office, their work at the Met Council matters.

We provide the learning resources, trainings, and mentorship needed to help interns succeed in their assignments. Our interns receive an hourly salary, with most working full-time during the summer. Some positions have part-time work during the school year.

Urban Scholars logo, which has a blue graduation cap above the first A.The Urban Scholars Program is a leadership and professional development internship program providing college students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with distinctive professional experience. The program is focused on essential leadership skills and creating resume-building career pathways, 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.

Our Ability Internship Program is a 12-week program designed to increase Met Council internship opportunities for people with disabilities.

The program will help students gain public sector experience and provide the opportunity to learn more about our work environment and our inclusive culture within the Met Council. This program will help create a connection with talent around our region and expand Met Council employment opportunities for people with disabilities who have skillsets that align with agency requirements.

Ability Program interns receive the same benefits and learning opportunities as traditional interns.