Step Up employers

We explain the benefits of and process for becoming a Step Up employer.

Make your 2022 pledge

Tell us how many interns you pledge to hire this summer by submitting a jobs pledge form by March 31.

Step Up is smart for business

Hosting Step Up interns:

  • Prepares you to compete in a global market
  • Teaches you how to make your workplace more welcoming
  • Gives your junior staff an opportunity to develop supervisory skills
  • Helps you get more work done.

We provide important coaching throughout the process.


Let us know you're interested

  1. Contact us to get started.
  2. Work with our team to make a plan.
  3. Submit a jobs pledge form.
  4. Submit a job description for for each unique internship. 
  5. Receive internship placement information from our team.
  6. Host your summer interns. 

Contact us to get started

Complete the jobs pledge form

Complete the job description form

Read about our two program levels

Meet some Step Up employers

American Institute of Architects

Boston Scientific

General Mills

Hennepin County

M Health Fairview

Mercury Mosaics

City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis Public Schools

University of Minnesota

U.S. Bank

Xcel Energy 


Contact us


Theresa Angelopoulos

Training & Development Program Manager

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Community Planning and Economic Development






Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415