CHI Organization Internship Application

This application is for community-based nonprofit organzations or small businesses seeking to host a University of Minnesota graduate student seeking a summer internship.  

Note: Student intern salary will be paid by the CHI Program.


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.

Organization Eligibility Qualifications

  • A health or medical community-based nonprofit organization or small business serving economically disadvantaged communities and/or communities of color
  • Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area
  • In operation for at least three years
  • Nonprofit organizations must be 501(c)(3) Certified
  • Businesses must be Women, Minority or Disabled-owned
  • Able to clearly define internship scope, goals, objectives and deliverables
  • Able to provide on-going educational experience and supervision to students
  • Able to attend a pre-internship orientation session and provide a post-internship evaluation
  • Able to provide student intern with space and technical accommodations
  • Able to pay an Administrative Fee of $150.00 (if your internship proposal is selected)

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

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: