Connecting students with mission-driven start-ups.

Participating social businesses in our Interns 4 Impact Program have access to a team dedicated to making the internship process as easy as possible. From the start, we’ll be there to help you craft your job description, meet your intern, and provide any needed troubleshooting along the way. Our connections to the top schools in the area streamline the selection process. Let us recruit for you!

It doesn’t stop there! We will then be available to support your intern through our community including personal & professional development.

*Businesses must be an Impact Hub member to participate.

Call for Businesses

Summer 2021

Step 1: Become an Impact Hub member!

Step 2: Fill out the Interest Form by 5.1.2021

Step 3: Interview students that Impact Hub recruits for you!

Step 4: Make a hire and fill out the I’ve Hired an Intern form

Step 5: Attend the Summer Kickoff on 6.1.2021

Student FAQ

How do I apply to be an Intern 4 Impact?

Check for opportunities on your school’s Handshake platform! (search for Impact Hub or Interns 4 Impact)

What is the deadline to apply for an internship?

We recommend completing your application by May 15, so entrepreneurs have time to make hiring decisions by June 1.

What do I gain from my internship?

Beyond the learning experience of supporting a startup as it scales up, you will have free access to Impact Hub MSP’s local and global networks of peers and mentors, Skills a la Carte webinars, and coworking space.

Will I be paid through my internship?

Some internships will be paid, others are unpaid. Our businesses will also work with students who are interested in receiving class credits. Details regarding payment and credit will be listed on each description via Handshake.

If I do not see an internship that matches my interests, what can I do?

Send your resume to [email protected] and we will save your contact information for future internship cycles.

Staff and interns with Trade Center of the Americas

Interns 4 Impact in Action

Our original goal was to have a pilot cohort of 2-5 students in the Summer of 2020. Instead, we placed 13 students from 6 schools with 7 different Impact Hub member businesses!

Interns 4 Impact in Action

Summer Pilot Goal
Summer Pilot Actual

Out of those 7 businesses, 2 ended up hiring their summer intern on part or full time!

Member Organization Support

  • Impact Hub will post your Internship Positions to Handshake – The #1 platform where college students find jobs and internships
  • Recruitment Assistance
  • The following workshops will be provided at the start of each program:
    • Internship Description Workshop – How to craft a description that will bring in the most applicants
    • Conducting an Interview Workshop – How to make sure your interview is effective and inclusive to everyone
    • How to Onboard and Work with an Intern – Best practices for working with an intern in person or remotely

Student Support

  • Extra Support: a contact at Impact Hub to help you navigate any ups or downs.
  • Community: you’ll be part of our membership which means potlucks, climbing club, and much more. You’ll also be in a cohort of other students participating in internships at the same time.
  • Personal and professional development: you’ll have access to Impact Hub’s training programs and workshops specifically designed for you.

Participating Schools:  Augsburg University, Bethel University – St. Paul, Carleton College, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, Concordia University, St. Paul, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota, University of Northwestern- St. Paul