The City of Minneapolis Urban Scholars Program introduces students enrolled in community or four year colleges who are residents of Minneapolis to local government and public service. The ten week program begins May 20, 2013 and ends August 9, 2013 and offers full-time internships in City government. Scholars are paid a taxable stipend of $4,000. This is a unique opportunity for students to work with City government officials to give them an understanding of the structure of City government.
City of Minneapolis 2012 Urban Scholars:
|Ahmed Abdulle||Neighborhood & Community Relations||MCTC|
|Dafina Bobo||City Coordinator and Finance||Wellesley|
|Alex Glaze||Public Works||Stanford|
|Anthony Johnson||Civil Rights||U of M|
|Tayis Lawson||Health and Family Support||Augsburg|
|Camille Maddox||Community Planning and Economic Development||Emory|
|Jilla Nadimi||Regulatory Services||U of M|
|Teneka Wise||Human Resources||MCTC|
These eight students were the first cohort of the City’s Urban Scholars Program. The program introduces diverse college students to local government and public service. More than 100 students submitted an application, essay, resume and transcript. Only students who are enrolled in good standing in a 2 or 4 year college who are residents of Minneapolis were considered for the program. The application packets were screened and scored. After the initial screening, 11 applicants were interviewed and the final 8 were chosen.
Each Scholar has been placed in a city department for the next 13 weeks. The departments submitted job descriptions and proposals for Urban Scholar placements each promising a meaningful work experience for the Scholars.
The Scholars began work on May 20, 2013 with an orientation where they were welcomed by Mayor R.T. Rybak. Follow posts from each of our Urban Scholars in the upcoming weeks as they share events from their departments.