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Student Internships & STEM Engagement Opportunities

The departments of Teaching & Learning and College & Career Readiness are excited to pilot a web-based marketing program to provide information to MPS students and families about student internships and STEM engagement opportunities happening in our community.  

Please contact us if you know of any great STEM or Work Internship opportunities available in our community that should be shared with Minneapolis Public Schools students and families.    

STEM opportunities: stemexpo@mpls.k12.mn.us 

Internship opportunities: work-based.learning@mpls.k12.mn.us


STEM for All Ages:                                                                                                                          

K12@U. A link to a sortable database of innovative learning experiences at the University of Minnesota that are designed for children, youth, families, and educators! Just check boxes on the left that match your interests, such as the age of your child and a subject, and the program listing will change to fit your criteria. Click on the triangle by a program name for more information. Year-round opportunities. http://www.k12.umn.edu/


Youth Voices of Change: Climate Change Youth Video Competition sponsored by Will Steger Foundation and Minnesota Pollution Control agency. http://classroom.willstegerfoundation.org/about/youth-voices


getSTEM is a statewide campaign that connects K-12 school students, their parents and educators to promote the importance of achievement, the value of rigorous courses, particularly math and science, and the need for early career and postsecondary planning. Features ASKS and OFFERS related to STEM educational opportunities around the state. http://www.getstem-mn.com/


Productivity Inc's Oktoberfest Tool Show.  For over 43 years, Productivity Inc has lead the way providing innovative solutions for manufacturing and introducing tomorrow's manufacturing professionals to new technologies in the machining and tooling industries. The bi-annual Oktoberfest Tool Show provides students and teachers with an opportunity to witness live demonstrations and speak with Productivity's machine and tooling experts. Contact Kacie Vinton at 763-742-1295 for more information.http://www.oktoberfesttoolshow.com/


Children's Healthcare Career Exploration Programs: Go to www.childrensmn.org/HCEP for more information about Children's Hospital Health Career Exploration Seminars and Observer programs. Open to all students ages 16 and older.


High School Internships:                                                                                                             


Rock Your Block is a safe and simple way for teens to find neighborhood jobs, part-time work, and internship opportunities in their communities; empowering teens to learn invaluable life-skills and develop a strong work ethic at an early age. http://rockyourblock.com/


Conservation Corps of Minnesota.  The Conservation Corps provides meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, responding to disasters, conserving energy and leading volunteers. We provide training in resource management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, and we help young people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and greater awareness of environmental stewardship. Summer and school year opportunities available. http://conservationcorps.org/join-corps/


Rêve Academy. Providing career pathways in digital marketing. Rêve Academy, based in North Minneapolis, is an innovative out-of-school program creating pathway to careers in digital marketing. It is founded on the belief that kids can lead us into the (digital)future. http://www.reveacademy.org/


STEP-UP Achieve Jobs Program. STEP-UP Achieve—part of the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program — connects businesses with the next generation of talented and diverse workers, provides critical job training and hands-on experience for young people in Minneapolis, and builds a stronger Twin Cities workforce for our knowledge-based global economy. http://www.achievempls.org/stepupachieve/


Genesys Works. Genesys Works is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience while still in high school that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. http://www.genesysworks.org/twincities/Students/Programs/


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