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Progressive Internship Program in partnership with Ramsey County and Saint Paul College

If you are looking to gain work experience in a local government setting the Ramsey County Progressive Internship program is a great opportunity!

The program is structured to provide a two-year experience to Metro students, who previously attended Saint Paul College or are currently transferring from Saint Paul College. During this time, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience in a local government setting through different projects of progressive difficulty. You will also have a chance to interact with other students in the program and expand your network within Ramsey County government.


  • Completed at least 24 credits of academic course work
  • A student at Saint Paul College or a transfer student from Saint Paul College now studying at Metro State
  • Interest in local government, public service and the career field associated with the internship offering
  • Ability to work independently and able to relate to members of the public
  • Ability to work on your feet, to work outdoors in all weather, and be able to perform accurate and consistent work
  • Access to a car (preferred for some assignments, and intern will be reimbursed for mileage)
  • Open to both undergrad and graduate students

Opportunities will be posted on Handshake and Ramsey County’s Career’s page when applications are being accepted. If you have questions about this program, please contact the Career Center.

"At Ramsey County there is so much room for growth, not only in leadership roles, but also in different departments." — Alex Marketing major (expected graduation December 2024), 2023–2024 progressive intern
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