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Young adults ages 16-24 who:

  • Want to work towards GED, certification (such as CNA) or 2-year degree
  • Someone who has been or are in out-of-home placement
    • Foster care, group home, treatment center, incarcerated
  • Person of color
  • Diagnosed & documented disability
  • Receives public assistance
  • Pregnant or Parenting
  • Struggle with math or reading
  • Meets income guidelines
  • Live in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, or Watonwan county


College scholarship opportunities

Assistance getting enrolled in/completing an educational goal

Career path planning

Referrals to other area services for individual and their family

Paid work experience/Internship to learn skills needed to succeed in the current job market

Connections to apprenticeships

Possible funding for transportation, educational, or employment needs

For general questions:

Alex Langsjoen

MVAC/Martin County Internship Program


Martin County


  • Young adults ages 18-24.
  • Be a resident of Martin County.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be in good academic standing at your chosen college.
  • Can be enrolled in a community college or 4 year college.

Program Description

  • Purpose: Paid internship program to develop skills and learn about career opportunities in Martin County.
  • Process: Student will complete a short term paid work experience/internship in a Martin County business.

Once you are selected for the Martin County Internship Program

  • Your career interests will be matched with that of a Martin County business.
  • You will interview at a business for acceptance into the work experience/internship.
  • If accepted, an orientation will be completed and you will work with the new employer to develop the job duties and performance standards.


  • Participants will gain valuable experience at a Martin County business.
  • Participants will gain insight into the leadership and career possibilities in Martin County.
  • Successful completion of internship will result in legitimate work experience for your resume.
  • Earn possible college credits for the experience gained during your internship, with approval of your college and/or advisor.


Direct Contact

Tammie Hested
Minnesota Valley Action Council
400 S. State St. Suite 180
Fairmont, MN 56031