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Internship resources

The following is a sample of internship websites. Finding an internship on one of these websites does not mean that it is approved as a Metro State University internship for academic credit. You must complete the university's internship approval process before the internship is officially approved.

Metro State’s Career Center

  • Handshake—Handshake is Metro State’s online job and internship board that connects students to employers. Handshake works specifically for employers seeking Metro State students.

Minnesota internship search sites

  • Pollen—manages online board of opportunities for involvement in the Twin Cities including internships.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits—largest nonprofit job board in Minnesota including internship opportunities.
  • SciTech Minnesota—connects STEM college students (science, technology, engineering, and math) to paid internships in small Minnesota businesses.

Twin Cities Organizations who have hosted Metro student interns (not an exhaustive list)

  • City of Saint Paul—internship opportunities across all departments of the city relevant to a diverse set of majors.
  • Fraser—Serves individuals and families living with diverse intellectual, emotional, or physical needs by providing a lifetime of quality healthcare, housing, education, employment, and support services.
  • FamilyWise—strengthens families by promoting the safety, stability, and wellbeing of children.
  • Hennepin County—internship opportunities across all county divisions relevant to a diverse set of majors. Use “internship” in search bar.
  • Hennepin Healthcare—comprehensive care system serving Hennepin County.
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections—statewide department for public safety.
  • Minnesota Historical Society—collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries, and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing.
  • People Incorporated—Securing independence for people with mental illness.
  • People Serving People—Serving homeless children and families in Minnesota.
  • Ramsey County—internship opportunities across all departments of Ramsey County relevant to a diverse group of majors.
  • Tubman—supports people who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation, or other forms of trauma.

Career Pathway Programs with Internship components—the programs offer a fully integrated experience for students that includes an internship, mentoring, peer learning, and career exploration in a particular field or sector

  • Capitol Pathways—open access to policymaking and public service to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Includes a paid spring internship for BIPOC student who are currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college in Minnesota. Applications generally due in October.
  • Urban Scholars—connects diverse students to public sector organizations to build future leaders. Includes a full-time paid summer internship, professional development training, and professional networking. Applications generally due January—February.
  • Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC)—provides a multi-year college-to-career pathway for underrepresented STEM college students who want to pursue a career in environmental and natural resources fields. Students must be enrolled full time at a 4-year institution and pursuing a stem degree. Participants receive a fellowship, mentorship, and a paid internship. Applications generally due between late August and early October.
  • Ramsey County Progressive Internship Program—The program is structured to provide a two-year experience across a student’s transfer from Saint Paul College into a four-year program at Metro State University. Students gain work experience in a local government setting through different projects of progressive difficulty. Student will have peer-learning opportunities and expand professional network within Ramsey County government.

Internship opportunities outside Minnesota

  • U.S. Department of State—Internship opportunities focused on U.S. diplomacy throughout the world as well as in Washington D.C. and bureaus in various states.
  • Washington Internship Institute—offers internships in Washington D.C. in public, private, and nonprofit sectors providing first-hand knowledge and practical experience for all majors.
  • Idealist—international job and internship board focused on social-impact.