The Step Up application period for 2019 is now OPEN! Apply by February 10.

Every summer, Step Up connects Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 with over 200 top local employers—including MPHA—for a paid internship that includes:

  • Valuable job experience
  • Building professional skills
  • Expanding their network of support
  • Exploring career interests
  • Earning a paycheck

Step Up places Minneapolis students with barriers to employment in paid summer jobs at top Minneapolis businesses and local nonprofits. All Step Up interns complete a rigorous work readiness training curriculum before they are placed in summer jobs. All training classes are held at Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC).

Learn more and apply at

MPHA is especially proud to have been named a 2018 Step Up Employer of the Year and we can’t wait to welcome the interns that will join us this summer!