Community Internships & Student Consulting Projects

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This is an opportunity for full-time graduate students to consult with or work with community-based nonprofit organizations and businesses that serve socially and economically disadvantaged communities or communities of color.

CHI Community Internships are available each summer, typically occurring from early June to the end of August. They are paid, full-time positions. Internships are available only to full-time graduate students enrolled in the Medical School, School of Public Health, or School of Social Work.

CHI Student Consulting Projects are paid opportunities that are available during the fall and spring semesters. They are available to University of Minnesota graduate students enrolled in the Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Carlson School of Management, IT/Computer Science, Law School or the Humphrey Institute.

CHI Student Consulting Projects are experiential learning opportunities for students to work on projects identified by local community-based nonprofit organizations or businesses involved in addressing public health issues. The various projects may focus on:

  • Research, family planning, assisting medical staff/nurses, health administration, and outreach
  • Business needs - providing management and technical assistance through business plans, marketing plans, research, financial/accounting, human resource development, etc.

Qualifying Nonprofit Organizations and Businesses Include Those:

  • Located in the Minnesota greater metropolitan area that serve economically disadvantaged areas and communities of color
  • In operation for at least three years
  • With 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • Providing MSW, MPH, MD or equivalent supervision (for CHI Internships)
  • With clearly defined project objectives and scope
  • In the health care or medical industry


Community Internships

Student Consulting Projects

Application Details:

To apply for a CHI Community Internship or Student Project and for more information, please contact the CHI Program Manager:

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
Email Address: