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.
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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
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
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)
CoMotion Center for Movement
Construction Careers Foundation
Dar's Double Scoop
Elsa's House of Sleep
Ever-Green Energy, Inc.
Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
Friends of the Mississippi River
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
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Keystone Community Services
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Listen Up Youth Radio
M Health Fairview
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
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
Humboldt Admin Office
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
University of Minnesota College of Design
Vivacity Tech PBC
West 7th / Fort Road Federation
West Indies Soul Food
West Side Community Organization (WSCO)
West Side Farmers Market
World Youth Connect
YWCA St Paul