MTAP Consulting Project Application (Student)

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Program Information

For Organizations
Student Consulting Project Application
Organization Evaluation
Organization Recruitment Flyer

For Students
Student Consulting Project Application
Student Consultant Mid-Point Check-In
Student Participant Profile
Student Evaluation
Student Recruitment Flyer

MTAP Conference & Symposium Highlights

Contact Information

Name: Nedy Windham
Phone #: (612) 625-2053

MTAP Consulting Project Application for Students

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's
Office for Business & Community Economic Development



The Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED) partners with the U of M graduate and professional programs in business, human resources, law, computer science, economic development, nonprofit management and public health to offer this unique program.  This program is designed to help community-based nonprofits and small businesses, which serve Minnesota communities.

The Management & Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) strives to improve the quality of life in Minnesota’s urban communities by enhancing the performance and overall effectiveness of community-based nonprofits and small businesses.  MTAP focuses on helping these organizations build capacity and improve service delivery, as well as assisting them in accomplishing critical management and operational objectives.

This program also gives students the opportunity to gain consulting experience working with diverse nonprofits and small businesses while the clients receive services that directly influence their success.

Student Consulting Projects will be offered during the fall and spring semesters. The OBCED Program Manager receives applications for the program, and then matches qualifying organizations with qualified student consultants. One or more students are assigned to a project, depending on the scope and type of project requested, with each student contributing 60-80 hours.  Progjects MUST be completed within the semester timeframe (approx. 3 1/2 months).  Student consulting payments are made at the conclusion of the project.  All currently enrolled Univerisity of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduate and professional students from all schools and departments are eligible and encouraged to participate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Students from socially and economically disadvantaged or ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Strong academic credentials (Minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Experience with underserved community of color or nonprofit organizations

Students who participate in the program:

  • Gain valuable experience working with community-based nonprofit organizations or businesses serving diverse communities
  • Develop hands-on professional skills
  • Improve their communications and consulting skills
  • Are exposed to potential careers and new community engagement opportunities
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-life management and operational situations
  • Should expect to spend approximately 60-80 hours on the project throughout the semester
  • Should complete their projects within the timeframe of either Fall or Spring Semester
  • Will have to submit a Work Plan at the start and a Final Report at the completion of the project
  • Will be paid a $1,050.00 (minus taxes) consulting payment at project completion


  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019

PREFERRED APPLICATION METHOD: Please fill out the Online Application.  

E-mail Resume and Cover Letter directly to Nedy Windham at

Preview Application  

For more information, please contact:

Nedy Windham
Office for Business & Community Economic Development
University of Minnesota
2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 136
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone Number: (612) 625-2053
Fax Number: (612) 625-9056
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