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 Office for Business & Communty Economic Development and the CHI Program.


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

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 (if applicable)
  • Able to pay an Administrative Fee of $150.00 (if your internship proposal is selected)

Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

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.**