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STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program

STEP-UP Summer Jobs Brochure (pdf) 

STEP-UP is a summer job program for Minneapolis youth ages 14-21. Youth must complete a competitive application process and work readiness training to be considered for a position with the STEP-UP program. Youth ages 14-21 are offered a paid internship experience and matched with positions at local businesses.

See last summer’s interns on-the-job

Take a Virtual Tour of 4 STEP-UP Worksites

The Bridge Employee Newsletter by City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Interns

For other questions about STEP-UP, contact Tammy Dickinson at 612-673-5041. 

2015 STEP-UP Application

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STEP-UP is a summer jobs program for Minneapolis youth, ages 14-21.

After STEP-UP interns complete training, they are eligible to work for pay at Minneapolis businesses and nonprofit organizations to gain job experience, explore career interests, and build professional skills.

To be eligible, youth must:

Students will be advised of their STEP-UP application status through mail and email in early March.

Training for accepted applicants will take place in March or April.

Check your email at least once a week for important information about acceptance and training.

STEP-UP using the following chart as a GUIDELINE to determine if a student is eligible for our program. It is a guideline only. If you are unsure if you qualify, please apply.

Family Size

1 Person

2 Person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

7 Person

8 Person

Total Household In-come

$ 44,750

$ 51,150

$ 57,550

$ 63,900

$ 69,050

$ 74,150

$ 79,250

$ 84,350

*Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FY 2014 Income Limits Documentation System for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA area. Low (80%) Income Limits

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Last updated Dec 18, 2014