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 located and supervised at the host organization's site. 

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 from late May to the end of August (approximately 14-15 weeks), internships can start and end anytime within this timeframe.

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 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 ($17.50/hour)bi-weekly according to the University payroll schedule

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

      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.

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: