Two MCTC students, Ahmed Abdulle and Teneka Wise, were chosen as members of the City of Minneapolis Urban Scholars Program, a 10-week internship program that introduces college students from diverse races and ethnicities to local government and public service. Giving students exposure to government and public service will serve as a pipeline to the city’s future diverse workforce.
Eight candidates were chosen out of 106 applicants. Each individual was required to submit an application, resume, essay and college transcript, and had to be a resident of Minneapolis. Each candidate will receive a taxable stipend of $4,000 and will gain experience in a different government department.
At least 400 students are expected to apply for the program in 2013, and the City of Minneapolis hopes to place 24 scholars in 24 city departments.