About Us


Bulldogs on the Lakes is an eight-week program that brings Yale students to the Twin Cities for meaningful (paid) internships and gives them a chance to work and live in a new city.

Our influential corporate and non-profit employers – that have ranged from Cargill to the Minneapolis Mayor’s Office – provide Yale students an opportunity to expand their minds (and resumes!) and gain valuable work experience while they enjoy a summer full of fun and adventure in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Qualities unique to the Bulldogs on the Lakes program:

  • Challenging paid internships
  • Pairing with an alumni/community mentor family
  • Fun activities to engage you with civic and business leaders in the Twin Cities community

Come see why Yale graduates have chosen to return to the Twin Cities to begin their careers.

Students: Join us for a summer you won’t forget.

Employers: Contact Bill Messinger, bill@billmessinger.com, 651-209-7670.

The goal of Bulldogs on the Lakes is to employ hardworking Yale students in meaningful internship positions, introduce these students to the assets and leadership of the Twin Cities community, provide benefit to local employers and enhance the community as a whole.

We look forward to seeing you in the Twin Cities!


Become a Bulldog on the Lake

Join us for a summer you won’t forget, and a step towards a bright future.


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Any Questions? Please contact us.