At Global Minnesota, our interns are an important part of our team.

They live the job, learn the ins and outs of our organization, and contribute to our mission. While the work may not always be glamorous, interns have the opportunity to make a real impact in our organization.

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Areas of Focus

Our hands-on program is designed to mentor and develop today’s young global thinkers and involve them in our work through a variety of focus areas:

Internship Details and Timeline

Our unpaid internships are approximately 10 hours per week, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Interns receive a complimentary student membership for one year and can attend Global Minnesota events for free!

Internships are available during the following times.*

Spring Semester – January to May: Priority deadline: December 1

Summer – June to August: Due to current circumstances related to coronavirus, we are not accepting applications for summer internships.

Fall Semester – September to December: Priority deadline: August 15

*Exact start and end date of internships are subject to change based on capacity and organizational needs.  


Although our internships are unpaid, many schools and other institutions offer scholarships to support students in unpaid internships. See the examples below, and check with your adviser to find out what other opportunities might be available at your school. Global Minnesota is happy to work with interns on necessary scholarship paperwork and forms. Talk to Meredith Severtson, Office Manager, during your interview about specific scholarship needs.

University of Minnesota students

Students of any 2-year or 4-year program