UpTurnships Programs

Check out all the outstanding opportunities we offer with UpTurnships and apply for the internship program or project that most interests you.

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UpTurnships is looking for applicants who are:

  • A current Sophomore, Junior or Senior in college

  • Highly motivated students committed to growing their skills and building their resume

  • Are part of an underrepresented demographic, including but not limited to: marginalized races, sexes, socioeconomic backgrounds, first generation college students, and college students who are Pell-Grant Eligible

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Flagship Summer Program

​UpTurns in this program receive our full suite of supports including professional training, one on one coaching, resume assistance, interview practice, a foundation of knowledge in wealth building, networking opportunities and a paid internship.


UpStart Projects

UpTurns in this program increase their earning potential and social capital, by completing our training program, receiving coaching opportunities and engaging in smaller scale, short term, paid projects with reputable employers.


UpStart Spark

This brand-new UpTurnships program, supported by Ramsey County, is specifically designed to elevate employment opportunities for students who are in their second year of, or who have finished their associates' degree. Participants must live in or go to school in Ramsey County and have been impacted educationally, professionally and/or financially by COVID-19.


UpTurns will be placed in exciting internships with Ramsey County, earning $15 an hour and working 20 hours per week. Ramsey County internships run August 9th through November 19th, with career opportunities that include Public Pathways, Construction/Green Energy, Urban Agriculture, Creative Arts, Technology and Healthcare.


In addition to their internship, UpTurns in this program will receive robust work readiness training and ongoing support throughout the program, earning a stipend for attending all professional development sessions.The UpTurnships training program begins August 9th and focuses on networking skills, career exploration & finding the right career for you, professional communications skills, resume writing and more.

Do you have questions and are interested in learning more about our UpStart Spark Program?
RSVP for one of our four information sessions.