Businesses need motivated, diverse talent.
College students seek inclusion and impact in their future.
UpTurnships makes the match.

Our Mission:  Inspiring UpTurns to be Prepared, Equipped and Experienced with a Plan for the Future.

The Issue

Employers crave a solid pipeline of prepared new hires excited to work at their companies. They rely heavily on internships to find these candidates, and increasingly want interns to commit earlier and earlier to careers with them. But many students aren't prepared, experienced or equipped for these experiences or they can't afford to take an unpaid internship opportunity.

Our Commitment

We make the invisible, visible. We combine a paid internship with 110+ hours of paid business training, soft skills, networking, and coaching to a select group of motivated students who are preparing for business careers. We continue to support them until they receive their first full-time offer and beyond.


We recruit motivated, diverse college students interested in business fields who seek paid internship opportunities or full-time jobs.


We collaborate with Twin Cities employers looking for exceptional interns who can easily transition into valuable team members. Our Alums are trained and have a proven track record to drive results at our partner employer's companies.

Training & Coaching

We provide 110+ hours of business training, coaching, and career planning to a select group of students so they leave prepared, equipped, and experienced, with a plan for the future. 

​How to Participate


Apply for a business internship for summer 2021.

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Partner with us, for access to a new source of motivated, diverse and prepared talent.

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Use your professional skills to fuel the next generation.

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Contribute to a better tomorrow.

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See the Success in Action

Zach Nelson 

2016 MIP (Most Improved Person)

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Dulce Ocampo

Dulce’s Results

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Mariah Miller

Mariah’s Persistence

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Mutaz Alnaas

Mutaz’s Legacy

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Ways to Connect 

Come see what we're all about at our next workshop, event or recruitment opportunity.

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Keys to a Successful Internship
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