CHI Student Internship Application

This application is for University of Minnesota graduate students seeking a paid summer internship with a community-based nonprofit organization or small business.


CHI Community Internships are offered during the summer and are supervised by the host organization. 

Internships are offered as follows:

Type of Internship

Total Hours Allotted

Estimated HRS/WK
(based on a 12 week timeframe)

Full Time



3/4 Time



Part Time



Please Note:  Although the duration of the internship is typically from late May to the end of August (approximately 14 weeks), individual internships may start and end anytime within this timeframe.  **2022 Summer Internships start/end dates: (Tuesday) May 31, 2022 - (Friday) September 2, 2022

UofM 40-Hour/Week Rule:
If you are also getting paid by the University (for a research position, graduate assistantship, etc.) during the CHI Internship timeframe, you can ONLY work a combined total of 40 hours per week.


  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus) in the School of Public Health, the School of Social Work, School of Medicine or Nursing School. 
  • Students may use these internships to fulfill field and applied learning experience degree requirements.
  • Students from socially and economically disadvantaged or ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Strong academic credentials (Minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Experience with communities of color and/or nonprofit organizations

Students Who Participate

  • Gain valuable experience working with community-based nonprofit organizations or businesses serving diverse communities addressing health disparities 
  • May have the opportunity to fulfill master’s degree field experience requirements
  • 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
  • Must submit a Work Plan at the start and a Final Report & Evaluation at the completion of the internship
  • Will be paid an hourly wage ($18.00/hour)bi-weekly according to the University payroll schedule

Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

      NOTE:  Resume & Cover Letter need to be submitted at the same time as the application.
      Applications WILL NOT be considered if these documents are not submitted in a timely manner.

Thank you for attending a CHI Summer Internship & School of Public Health Applied Practice information session. We appreciate your interest in the program and look forward to reviewing your application soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
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For more information, please contact:

Nedy Windham
CHI & MTAP Program Manager
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:
**Currently working remotely, so please refer all messages to email.**