Right Track YJPro connects youth and young adults with advanced internships and training opportunities through strategic partner organizations that build skills for specific careers.

Brief summaries and key program info are listed below. Please visit partner websites to learn more about their opportunities!

IT: Genesys Works

Genesys Works young professionals work an average of 20 hours per week at one of nearly 50 corporate clients, including companies like 3M, Cargill, Xcel Energy, UnitedHealth, Medtronic, Target and Best Buy in IT-internships. Students typically attend school in the morning and then work in their corporate internship for four hours in the afternoon. On average, students earn $10,000 during the course of their Genesys Works internship.

While the money earned is important, what is even more valuable is the corporate work experience, professional skills and self-confidence students gain as a result of succeeding in a fast-paced work environment. In addition to work experience, we also provide students free college coaching and guidance. This includes help with selecting and applying to colleges, campus visits, obtaining financial aid, applying for scholarships, and preparing for college success.


  • High school junior on track to graduate
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Able to adjust school schedule to work from 1-5pm their senior year
  • Committed to 8 weeks of training from June to August
  • Targeted populations are students on free/reduced lunch and students of color
  • Must be 16 years or older


Emergency Medical Services: The City of Saint Paul EMS Academy

The EMS Academy is a paid EMT certification program. Participants are paid for 240 hours of training over 10-14 weeks. Following graduation, participants may pursue on-the-job training through the BLS Non-Emergency Ambulance Service.


  • Resident of Saint Paul
  • Targeted populations are low-income, minority, and women

Also see EMS Academy Facebook page for upcoming program dates.

Marketing and Advertising: the BrandLab

The BrandLab introduces, guides and prepares students for successful marketing and creative careers. Students considering further study in marketing and design may take advantage of the BrandLab paid internship program. Interns complete specific projects in marketing departments and agencies under the supervision of an agency mentor.


  • 16 years or older
  • In high school or college
  • Must be a member from one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Biracial/Multicultural, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/American Indian and/or qualify for free/reduced lunch or Pell Grant (if enrolled in college)


Must be enrolled in The BrandLab classroom at specific high schools or be an Invite-Only applicant.

Outdoor: Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Career Academy (OCA) is a career development program designed to help young people develop and strengthen fundamental job skills related to careers in the outdoors and environmental sector. This program includes a paid mandatory 3-day summer intensive component, small group discussions with ongoing career coaching and mentoring. Youth will strengthen leadership skills through team-building activities, gain knowledge of their career interests and explore various career pathways.


Science: 3M STEP

In a longstanding partnership with the Saint Paul Public Schools, 3M’s STEP program provides high school juniors and seniors of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in the process of scientific discovery at 3M. Through mentoring by 3M volunteers, paid classroom instruction and summer employment in a 3M laboratory, STEP students will increase job skills, gain insight into scientific careers, and enhance their personal development.


  • In high school
  • Enrolled at a Saint Paul Public School
  • A 2.0 GPA or higher

Job Corps

Job Corps is a FREE Residential Education and Training program for 16-24 year old sponsored by the Department of Labor. This program started in 1964 to help economically disadvantaged youth.


  • 16 years or older
  • Low-income or economically disadvantaged

Goodwill Easter Seals

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota provides no cost training courses designed to prepare individuals for careers in automotive service, banking, customer service representative, construction and medical office. Training courses are available to eligible participants that complete required prerequisites. Participants earn a certificate upon meeting graduation requirements. In addition, placement and support services give students tools to obtain employment and advance in their careers. Our industry-specific training programs are developed in partnership with local business and workforce development experts to give our students the best training and placement opportunities.


  • 18 years or older
  • Must be experiencing barrier to employment or independence


Information Sessions held at the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 2:00.

U LEAD – Ramsey County Workforce Solutions

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center provides a variety of STEM Justice Internships and career development experiences for 18-25 year olds at the Science Museum of Minnesota. KAYSC internships are built around engaging young adults in social justice work through science, technology, engineering and math.

Current internship opportunities:
STEM Education Interns
– Plan and lead hands-on STEM activities for groups of 5-30 elementary and/or middle school aged students at local youth serving organizations

Environmental Justice Interns
– Research and design engagement opportunities for community members around environmental justice and environmental science issues

Program Support Interns
– Other internship opportunities are available occasionally in areas of community relations, event support, and curriculum and assessment


  • 18 years or older
  • Creativity, Self-motivation, and enthusiasm
  • Enthusiasm for investigating science, engineering, technology, and math content
  • Ability to reliably travel to the Science Museum of Minnesota and throughout the city of St. Paul with own vehicle or on public transportation
  • Desire to explore and make an impact on social justice issues through advocacy, education, organizing and/or policy.


Year-Round (School Year and Summer)

Trading Up

Trading Up is a new FREE program at Saint Paul College that provides a career pathway into the skilled building and construction trades, for qualiied applicants. Itas time for a career, not just another job. Learn more about how Trading Up will put you on a path to earning a livable wage, a lifelong career, and job placement in your chosen trade. Listen to stories from current tradesa workers and industry leaders. Find out if the building trades are right for you.


  • 18 years or older
  • Low-income or economically disadvantaged
  • GED/HS Diploma


Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Apprenticeship Training Center

BAC offers an elite training center committed to providing our members with excellent service by offering the highest quality education and the most finely trained craftworkers in the masonry-trowel trades.


  • 18 years or older
  • Be able to lift 50lbs and meet the physical requirements of the job

Engineering: MnDOT Phoenix Program

The Phoenix program is a one year internship for juniors. The program goals are to target high school seniors interested in engineering and technical careers and provide them with real-life work experiences while promoting MnDOT as an employer of choice.


  • 16 years or older
  • In High School
  • Must be enrolled in a PLTW High School
  • Must be taking STEM/PLTW classes
  • Must have completed junior year and going into senior year
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Saint Paul Public Schools

If your organization would like to have a career pathway opportunity listed here, please contact us.

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