CHI Organization Internship Application

This application is for community-based nonprofit organizations 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 & Community  Economic Development and 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

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: N/A

  • PREFERRED APPLICATION METHOD: Please fill out the Online Application.
  • Preview Application (Nonprofit) 
  • Preview Application (Business)