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Employers need dynamic, driven and diverse talent. Motivated college students seek opportunity, inclusion and impact. UpTurnships builds these bridges.

UpTurnships bridges the gap between skilled, knowledgeable, diverse college students and employers who are seeking to source the next generation of future leaders by leveraging the diverse talent of the local community. When employers partner with UpTurnships they gain access to trained, ambitious and motivated interns while receiving the internal training and resources needed to foster a welcoming workplace culture and retain diverse talent. UpTurnships has found a demonstrated and proven workforce development method and we look forward to bringing our program into your organization.

Internships and Projects

Provide paid experiential learning experience to motivated UpTurns while receiving support, training and resources from UpTurnships to ensure the highest success and impact. Employers can choose to partner on one or multiple programs. 


Volunteer with UpTurnships to foster a community of volunteerism among your workforce.  We offer year-round volunteer opportunities such as interview and resume coaching, program coaching and guest panelists.

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Employer Equity Partnership

Become an Employer Equity Partner to help sustain and advance the mission of UpTurnships by making an annual tax deductible donation. To compete in today’s market, employers must take an intentional approach to building a workplace culture that attracts, retains and develops diverse and dynamic young professionals. As an Employer Equity Partner, you will benefit from:


  • Attracting, hiring and retaining diverse local talents who have completed over 100 hours of work readiness training.

  • Building a sustainable pipeline of diverse early career talents into the workforce.

  • Access to DEI best practices and tools from industry professionals.

  • Publicity within the UpTurnships network.

Our Employer Equity Partners

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“At Marsh McLennan Agency, we focus on how we make an impact in the communities that we live and serve.  For us, it’s about building a more diverse, more equitable, more inclusive organization and community. UpTurnships plays a huge role in that. The partnership MMA has experienced with UpTurnships has been exceptional. The students we’ve interviewed, had in our office, and who have interned through the UpTurnships program have gained real world exposure to the insurance industry. We’ve learned a lot from them, and we hope they have gained the same positive experience from us.”

Ryan Watkins
President & CEO, Marsh McLennan Agency Minneapolis

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