The Minnesota Internship Center partners with communities and learners to achieve academic, career, and life success.
The Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC) is a public charter high school that is sponsored by Pillsbury United Communities. MNIC opened in 2003 with the goal of providing high-quality educational and career development experiences to learners with multiple challenges or those who have encountered difficulties in traditional public school settings. Today MNIC serves nearly 500 learners at three Minneapolis and St. Paul sites, and employs 70 full time staff.
See the Data Reports Section of the Minnesota Department of Education for more detailed information about our school and Multiple Measures status.
See our Non-Discrimination Policy Statement It is MNIC’s policy to provide equal educational opportunity for all students. The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation or age. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled students.
Focus on Relationships
MNIC focuses on building strong professional relationships with our students. All MNIC staff and volunteers play an important role in creating an environment where everyone is valued and understood. Smaller class sizes and one on one support help foster the relationships needed to succeed.
The MNIC school mission speaks to academic, career, and life success for our students. All MNIC staff focuses on this holistic mission, but the Student Support Services Team consists of staff members who focus on non-academic student needs.
We Offer Assistance with the following:- Housing Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Clothing assistance
- Vital Documents (birth certificates, social security cards)
- Job and Work resources (earn credit towards graduation)
- Free Drivers Education
The MNIC Dean of Students leads the MNIC Safety Team. Safety Team members work at each of the MNIC sites and provide mentorship to students to help ensure safe student behaviors and strong support to students during times of stress and tension during the school day.
Highly Engaged Activities
Many MNIC students have had very interrupted educations, and as a result, have become somewhat disengaged with the learning process. MNIC provides students with highly engaged activities including field trips, speakers, service learning projects, hands on classroom activities and the opportunity to earn credit while working or volunteering in the community.
MNIC Local Wellness Policy
22-23 Annual Report