Right Track: Cultivating Saint Paul’s Future Workforce

For your company to stay relevant, it needs a workforce of the future.
Since 2014, the City of Saint Paul’s Right Track program has connected this workforce of the future to hundreds of organizations, government agencies, and businesses through internships and professional development opportunities.

Saint Paul youth are talented, diverse and full of fresh, original ideas. Between their unique perspectives and energy, this up-and-coming generation is sure to take your business to the next level. 

Apply to host an intern:

Right Track Employer Application

About Right Track

Right Track is a youth mentorship and employment program led by the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. We work with employers like you to host interns, pay for wages, and provide training and enrichment opportunities. 

Right Track offers six- to nine-week internships for young people through two different programs: Saint Paul Youth Jobs One (YJ1) and Youth Jobs Two (YJ2). We are always looking for new employers to host interns for both programs.  

YJ1: Building foundational job skills
Youth Jobs One focuses on supporting young people ages 14-19 who are looking to build their foundational job skills, helping them secure their first or second work opportunity to practice workplace basics. YJ1 primarily provides city-subsidized summer jobs in parks, libraries and nonprofits. You can learn more about YJ1 here.  

YJ2: Career exploration
Youth Jobs Two focuses on building on those foundational skills by providing paid internships to young people ages 16-21 at organizations and businesses of all kinds, from U.S. Bank to the State of Minnesota. YJ2 internships generally include more project-based work. You can learn more about YJ2 here.  

Partners who hosted summer 2023 Interns include:

Allina Health - United Hospital

Alzheimer's Association

American Indian Family Center


Base Camp, Northern Star

Be Graceful Bakery and Catering

Bestview Care Options

Better Living Home HealthCare, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities

Capitol Region Watershed District

Children's Minnesota

City of Saint Paul - Blooming Saint Paul

City of Saint Paul - Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

City of Saint Paul - Department of Safety & Inspection

City of Saint Paul - Human Resources

City of Saint Paul - Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity

City of Saint Paul - Mayor's Office

City of Saint Paul - Office of Financial Empowerment

City of Saint Paul - Office of Financial Services

City of Saint Paul - Parks and Recreation

City of Saint Paul - Public Works

City of Saint Paul - Office of Technology and Communications

City of Saint Paul - Saint Paul Public Library

City of Saint Paul – Office of Councilmember Chris Tolbert (Ward 3)

City of Saint Paul - Councilmember Nelsie Yang (Ward 6)

CommonBond Communities


CoMotion Center for Movement

Construction Careers Foundation

Cookie Cart

Dar's Double Scoop


Elpis Enterprises

Elsa's House of Sleep


Ever-Green Energy, Inc.

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest

Flava Cafe

Friends of the Mississippi River

Frogtown Farm

Great River Greening

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Hazel Park Congregational United Church of Christ 

Hazel Park Learning Center

High School for Recording Arts

Hiway Credit Union

Irreducible Grace Foundation


Keystone Community Services

Kimley-Horn and Associates

Listen Up Youth Radio

M Health Fairview

McGough Construction

MIGIZI Communications

Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Management and Budget/Department of Administration (MMCAP)

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Minnesota STAR Program

Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals

Mississippi Park Connection

Nanny's Jamaican Kitchen


Neighborhood House

Now. Make. Art.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

Public Art Saint Paul



Ramsey County - Workforce Solutions

Ramsey County - Soil & Water Conservation

Agriculture Garden Project

CDF Freedom Schools / Freedom Schools Express

Facilities Department

Humboldt Admin Office

Nutrition Services

Seals of Bilingualism

Saint Paul Urban Tennis

Scoopz Ice Cream La Cuchara

Shakir Consulting Services

Sounds of Hope, Ltd.

Spark-Y: Youth Action Labs


St. Paul Saints Baseball Club

The Good Acre

The Salvation Army St. Paul Eastside Corps

The Sanneh Foundation

Tree Trust

U.S. Bank

University of Minnesota College of Design

Urban Boatbuilders

Urban Roots

Vivacity Tech PBC

West 7th / Fort Road Federation

West Indies Soul Food

West Side Community Organization (WSCO)

West Side Farmers Market

World Youth Connect

Xcel Energy

Young Dance

YWCA St Paul

Other resources

2023 Employer Logos

Last Edited: February 15, 2024