CHI Student Internship Application


CHI Community Internships are offered during the summer of each year and are located and supervised at the host organization's site. 

Internships are offered as follows:

Type of Internship

Total Hours Allotted

Estimated HR/WK

Full Time



3/4 Time



Part Time



Please Note: Although the duration of the internships is from the end of May to August (14-15 weeks), total hours per week are based on a 12 week timeframe.

Internships can start and end anytime within this period.

UofM 40-Hour/Week Rule:
If you are also getting paid by the Univerity (for a research position, graduate assistantship, etc.) during the CHI Internship period, 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 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 ($16.50/hour)bi-weekly according to the University payroll schedule

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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: