Full Cycle offers internship opportunities for homeless and street-dependent youth ages 23 and under. These paid internships require a commitment of 10 hours per week for six months. In the first half of the internship, we teach bicycle mechanics and basic business skills. In the second half, our interns gain practical job experience working in The Full Cycle Bike Shop. Our goal is to provide a supportive and educational environment and access to resources that helps young people gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve independence. Prior experience is NOT required. If individuals are unsure if they qualify we encourage them to contact us.
To apply for an internship, please download an application, complete it and submit to Full Cycle. We encourage youth to submit their applications in person, but will certainly accept them by email, mail, or fax.
3515 Chicago Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free Bike Program
Full Cycle also offers an opportunity for homeless and street-dependent youth ages 23 and under to build their own bike in our shop, using donated parts. Call 612-824-7581 to set up an appointment for the Free Bike Program.
Outreach & Food Shelf (GFFY)
Full Cycle also provides Street Outreach services and is responsible for creating the first of it’s kind, youth specific food shelf (Groveland Food for Youth) now run by LSS. These services give homeless youth access to food, transportation, and support services, allowing them to earn a paycheck while gaining valuable employment skills and meeting basic health and safety needs.
To reach a Street Outreach Worker, call StreetWorks anytime at 612-354-3345. Listen to the voicemail to hear who is on shift. Also, visit YSNMN.org or download the YSN app for a more complete, mobile, list of outreach workers and services offered in the Twin Cities.
Our “Borrow-A-Bike” initiative allows partnering youth-serving agencies to keep a small fleet of Full Cycle bikes on site. Bikes are loaned out for a period of six months during the prime cycling season to be used by youth accessing those agencies as a means of healthy transportation and recreation.
Full Cycle Food Delivery (FCFD)
Starting in 2012, Full Cycle hired back two Internship Graduates to deliver food by bike to local youth-serving agencies. 2 riders delivering food has now become 4 with several hundred pounds of food being delivered every week. The food is donated by local businesses and also grown right in Full Cycle’s backyard garden. FCFD combines our work at the bike shop and Groveland Food for Youth by using bikes to build job skills and get food to the young people who need it.