Student Opportunities & Resources

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Goal: To provide University of Minnesota students with scholarships that support financial and academic goals and community internships/consulting work that provide scholarly and applied learning opportunities.
 
 
 
 
 

Overview

Discover opportunities to work with organizations in the community and build professional skills through the Office for Business & Community Economic Development. Several programs at BCED offer paid consulting opportunities that give graduate students real-world experience working on projects and internships with organizations in the Twin Cities community. Please read the description for each consulting opportunity and apply for that which is of greatest interest. The online application will also allow you to indicate a willingness to participate in the other programs.

 

Scholarships

Community Health Initiative (CHI) scholarships support socially and economically disadvantaged students who require financial assistance.  Candidates must demonstrate academic promise, professional commitment to community service, maturity, adaptability and respect for other cultures.

 

Community/Business Summer Internships

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Community Internship Application (Student)

Through funding support provided by Medica, the Office for Business & Community Economic Development will now offer the Community Health Initiative (CHI). The goal of this initiative is two-fold; to provide resources that help community-based nonprofit organizations and small businesses that work in the areas impacting public health, social services, medicine, medical technology, or to help these organizations and businesses build capacity and improve their overall performance and effectiveness in communities of color; and secondly to provide University of Minnesota students with valuable applied learning experiences by linking them to opportunities in communities that face public health disparities and other socio-economic issues.

 

Student Consulting Projects

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Consulting Project Application (Student)

Through funding support provided by Medica, the Office for Business & Community Economic Development will now offer the Community Health Initiative (CHI). The goal of this initiative is two-fold; to provide resources that help community-based nonprofit organizations that work in the areas impacting public health, social services, medicine, medical technology, or to help these organizations build capacity and improve their overall performance and effectiveness in communities of color; and secondly to provide University of Minnesota students with valuable applied learning experiences by linking them to opportunities in communities that face public health disparities and other socio-economic issues.

Business Accelerator - Students

The program relies on U of M grad students who have the passion, skills, and experience to help address a specific growth challenge in accounting/finance, marketing, or operations. Matches are made based on the needs of the small business owners and the interests and expertise of the available grad students. Students will be paid $1,000 upon completion of  the project at the end of the program.

Management & Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) Student Consulting Projects

Exciting opportunities are available within the Management & Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) for Nonprofits. University of Minnesota's Graduate and Professional students gain vital career experience and develop hands-on consulting skills while providing community outreach assistance to nonprofit organizations.

 

Apprenticeships