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.
Students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the program. Undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates are all eligible.
The 12-week programs begin each summer in late May and end in mid-August.
The 2022 application period has ended.
If you have questions about the Urban Scholars program or the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.