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UMN Sociology Undergraduate Newsletter


Who are we? Sociologists seek to answer questions about human behavior to help develop new theories and inform social policy, programs, and laws.

SMART Learning Tutors

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SMART is hiring tutors for 2018-2019!  Application info/instructions at  Deadline to apply is Friday, March 23, 4PM.

Specifically, we seek tutors for our high-demand subjects, including:  math (particularly Calculus II and below), physics, statistics, chemistry, biology, computer science, economics, accounting, and writing.  However, we support over 230 different courses at the U of M, so we do hire for other subjects based on student demand.  Competitive applicants are able to support multiple courses/subjects.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (and maintain that enrollment status throughout their employment period, if offered the position)
  • maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA (3.5 or above is recommended)
  • received “A” grade(s) in the course(s) in which they hope to tutor
    • Competency equivalents (AP Exam scores of 4 or higher, comparable CLEP Exam scores, transfer credit, etc.) are also accepted
    • “A-” grades may be considered, provided SMART receives a faculty endorsement letter on behalf of applicant for each “A-” course

Apply Here

Student Legal Services Summer Clerkship

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USPIS Summer Internship Position Openings

The U.S. Postal Inspection Services in Minneapolis is seeking applicants for two summer internship positions.

Successful applicants will gain unique and valuable experiences working in a federal law enforcement setting while completing independent projects exploring the career field.  Interns will assist agents with financial crimes and narcotics investigations resulting in both federal and state prosecution.

Please note the application deadline of March 23, 2018.

The USPIS internship is unpaid, and students must receive university credit for their experience.

Application and Instructions (Note: Checklist is on the last page)

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The Center for Community Engaged Learning is currently looking to hire 3 more Peer Advisors to start this semester as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until all 3 positions are filled.
Summary description:
Peer Advisors help connect students to volunteer opportunities with our partner nonprofit and community organizations. They also give information sessions about our programs and facilitate workshops around social justice and community engagement. In addition they manage projects that support the CCEL and our programming.
All students are welcomed to apply. International students, students of color, indigenous students, LGBTQI students are encouraged to apply. Prior community involvement or volunteer experience is required. Work study funds OR eligibility to request work study funds is a plus. Students can email their resume and cover letter directly to me at The full position is attached and can be found on our website at
Full Description Below:

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IPUMS Data Analysis Positions

IPUMS is now recruiting for Data Analyst positions. These positions are aimed at the early career researcher with a BA degree. One of these positions will focus primarily on creating spatially consistent GIS boundaries across census years for IPUMS International countries. The other will engage in the full range of IPUMS integration work. This would be perfect for any recent grads or graduating seniors to start work this summer.

I’ve attached the job advertisement for your reference. Please pass this posting along to any of your appropriate networks.
Any questions can be directed to Mia Riza at

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Application due March 15th, 2018.

The Minnesota Population Center is now recruiting students for the MPC’s Summer Diversity Fellowship program. We had a great response to the last few years of the program and we are looking forward to introducing a new set of students with diverse backgrounds to the work we do at the MPC.

The Diversity Fellowship at Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota is designed to help recruit diverse undergraduate and graduate students to work with MPC member faculty and with its U.S. or international demographic data resources. Projects or units with openings include: 
  • Exploring Spatiotemporal Patterns & Accessibility of Nice Ride in Twin Cities with Professor Somayeh Dodge & Senior Data Analyst Derek Burk
  • Socioeconomic Characteristics of Public Housing Residents in the 1940 Census with Professor Ryan Allen & Spatial Analysis Director Dave Van Riper
  • Security Services & Violence in African Countries with Professor Elizabeth Boyle & Research Scientist Lara Cleveland
  • Measuring Impacts of Heterogeneity on Poverty and Employment Pathways Among Boomers with Professor Phyllis Moen, Research Scientists Sarah Flood, and Jose Pacas

We provide more detail about the project details and application instructions at

This is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students, at any point in their career, interested in sharpening skills and exploring interests in quantitative data analysis, data processing, statistical software packages, etc. 

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the program and MPC? Please pass this message on to them and encourage them to review and apply. Application deadline March 15, 2018
Please contact Mia Riza ( if you have any questions regarding the program or application. 

Congressional Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

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Deadline: March 9th 2018

Application Link

Non-Profit Education Careers & Networking Event 

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When: 12:00-1:30PM Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Where: Walter Library Room 402

How: Registration Link

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You can get in touch with Pre-Law Advising by attending one of the upcoming workshops, or by visiting the Pre-Law table at the Careers in Law Fair on February 28th. Make sure to follow Pre-Law Advising on Facebook for updated events and information!