Friday, March 15, 2013

PAID Interships with MN Technical Assistance Program

Paid Internships Now Available!

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is seeking junior or senior college students to work on waste reduction and energy efficiency projects at companies in Minnesota. MnTAP is funding up to nine summer projects and a fall project in locations around the state. 

Students will:
  1. Determine how waste is currently produced in company processes.
  2. Research and evaluate options for reducing waste.
  3. Work with the company’s management and employees to determine feasibility of different waste reduction options.
  4. Develop a cost comparison between the use of existing procedures and the new ones.
  5. Write a final report and present project results.
The projects are at different companies and in different industries so project specifics will vary. Specific job descriptions are posted on the MnTAP web site (

As a MnTAP intern, students will have the opportunity to affect change while working full-time in a manufacturing, industrial, food processing, or healthcare facility. This experience not only prepares students for careers after graduation, but also provides an opportunity to help a company make changes to reduce pollution, increase energy efficiency, and save money!


  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Good oral & written communication skills
  • A technical academic background
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Appropriate majors: Chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, physics, bioproducts and biosystems engineering, food science and nutrition, and others as applicable
How To Apply:
Students should complete the online application form and submit it with their cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript. Students may also complete the application in MS Word and submit it and all other required materials to: 

Priority will be given to students who apply before March 29, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Cover letters should be addressed to:
Linda Maleitzke, Intern Program Administrator
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 554

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