Human Services

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Human Services is often described as the helping profession. In this field, you might work with community members to achieve a goal, provide direct services, or solve a problem to improve their lives. Our training is designed to support entry into many different fields, from mental healthcare to refugee resettlement.

You will complete an 8-week classroom training and a 6-week internship. You may earn up to $400 during training  as you complete the program, and you will be paid for your time while completing an internship at an agency. Additionally, you can receive support to find a job after training, assistance with interview clothing and transportation, and opportunity to earn additional certificates.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to residents of Ramsey County.
  • Age requirement: 18-30 at the time of enrollment.
  • Immigrants/refugees with bilingual/multilingual skills. (Not you? Apply through our partners, Hired or Merrick.)
  • Individuals actively seeking employment in human services.
  • Priority given to low-income individuals or those facing employment barriers.

Where & When

  • Training Location:  Hired (800 Minnehaha Ave. E., Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55106)
  • Internship Locations: Various agencies in Ramsey County
  • Start date: August 20, 2024 (Apply today for our last cohort in 2024!
  • Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Program Highlights

  • Classroom training will develops your foundational skills, including communications and computers.
  • Explore different careers by meeting with employers and researching human services roles.
  • Receive a $400 stipend upon successful completion.
  • Gain practical experience with a 120-hour paid internship at $18 per hour.
  • Internship sites include Touchstone Mental Health, Lutheran Social Services, CAPI, Karen Organization of Minnesota, Valley Outreach, and more.
  • Your expenses for relevant credentials are covered by the program to enhance your employability. Credentials can be completed before, during, or after an internship.


Fill out this form to apply for the program.

More questions? Contact Lisa Khang | | 651-253-3894

This program is offered in partnership with Hired and Merrick Community Services and is part of the Ramsey County Investment and Support Efforts program, in partnership with City of Saint Paul, and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.

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