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Join the Team

Apply to be a part of Backpack! We are young professionals who gain valuable experience and provide clients with valuable work. You’ll gain real-world experience and collaborate with people from a wide range of disciplines.

We want your perspective, energy, and ambition to help generate positive movement in our world. We want students. All in all, we want you.

Questions? Contact backpack@umn.edu.

Applications for Fall 2020 are open. Apply now. The priority deadline is Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Content Creator

Do you like meeting new people? Are you known for your storytelling skills? Backpack is looking for outgoing students with a knack for writing. Content creators write four feature stories per semester, each of which is about a person or project affiliated with our biggest client: CLA. We’re proud of the work happening on our campus, so our job is to share these stories with the world. Read the full job description.

Account Manager

In addition to our work with CLA, Backpack also provides brand communication support to a variety of external clients. Each of these accounts needs a manager. If you’re a people person with strong leadership skills, this could be the right position for you. Duties include client relationship management, campaign proposal and initiation, budget oversight, and more. Read the full job description.