Urban Scholars Positions

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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 positions will be posted February 1–26, 2021.


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