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***All project spots for the 2020 summer intern program have been filled. Students interested in participating in the 2021 summer intern program may apply in January 2021 when the application is re-opened.***

Thank you for your interest in the MnTAP intern program. The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) seeks junior or senior college students to work on waste reduction, water conservation, lean manufacturing, and energy efficiency projects at companies in Minnesota each summer.

MnTAP plans to support 18 projects in 2020 at locations around the state. The projects are at different companies and in a variety of industries.

2020 Projects

***FILLED***Abbott, Little Canada, MN – Lead a project focused on water conservation and waste reduction at a medical device manufacturer.

***FILLED***Albert Lea Wastewater Treatment Plant Albert Lea, MN – Lead a project to optimize nutrient removal in wastewater.

***FILLED***August Schell, New Ulm, MN – Lead a project focused on process efficiency and wastewater loading reduction at a Minnesota brewing facility.

***FILLED***Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Owatonna, MN – Lead a project to reduce metal scrap waste and improve energy efficiency.

***FILLED***LCCMR Project 1 – Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, MN – Lead a project to optimize nutrient removal in wastewater treatment ponds.

***FILLED***LCCMR Project 2- Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, MN – Lead a project to optimize nutrient removal in wastewater treatment ponds.

***FILLED***Lifecore Biomedical, Chaska, MN – Lead a water conservation project at a medical device manufacturer.

***FILLED***Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, Minneapolis, MN – Lead a project focused on analyzing industrial water conservation data to make recommendations for high value projects with replication potential across industries.

***FILLED***Minnesota Department of Administration – Facilities Management Division, Saint Paul, MN – Lead a water conservation and energy efficiency project at the State Capitol Complex.

***FILLED*** Minnesota Specialty Yeast, Hutchinson, MN – Lead a project to improve water efficiency and reduce nutrient wastewater loading.

***FILLED***Old Dutch Foods, Roseville, MN – Lead a project focused on water conservation at a local food processor.

***FILLED***Otsego Wastewater Treatment Plant, Otsego, MN – Lead a project to optimize nutrient removal in wastewater.

***FILLED***Pearson’s Candy Company, Saint Paul, MN – Lead a project in energy efficiency and lean process optimization at a candy making facility.

***FILLED***Post Consumer Brands, Northfield, MN – Lead a project focused on energy and steam efficiency at a cereal making facility.

***FILLED***Rust-Oleum, Brooklyn Park, MN – Lead a project focused on industrial cleaning alternatives at a coating manufacturer.

***FILLED***Sappi, Cloquet, MN – Lead a project focused on improving energy efficiency and reducing waste at a pulp and paper mill.

***FILLED***St. Croix Forge, Forest Lake, MN – Lead a project focused on process efficiency and scrap rate reduction at a Minnesota horseshoe forging facility.

***FILLED*** University of Minnesota Physicians, Minneapolis, MN – Lead a project focused on targeted energy reduction strategies to reduce electrical, steam, and chilled water use and optimize control of energy consuming equipment automation systems.