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UMN Sociology Undergraduate Newsletter


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Internship Opportunities with Amicus through Volunteers of America

General Description of Agency’s Goals and Population Served:

Amicus partners with inmates, ex-offenders, juvenile offenders, at-risk youth and communities to build successful lives and stronger communities.

Qualities Desired for Effective Work in this Program:

Amicus strives for high ethical and professional standards of conduct as an integral part of its mission. To achieve this goal, the organization relies on each intern’s ethical behavior, honesty, integrity, and good judgement. Each intern should demonstrate respect for the rights of others. Each intern is accountable for their actions. All interns shall dress, speak, and conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the achievement of the organization’s mission.

Placement Requirements:

Specific hours the student needs to work on a weekly basis Prefer a minimum of 6 hours/week
Specific orientation or training required by agency Yes, 1day training
Offers the student evening and weekend hours with supervision available No
Personal car is needed for transporting clients No
Student needs proof of auto insurance No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Agency conducts criminal background checks Amicus has a commitment to providing opportunities for students and employees with a criminal past
Other medical tests, immunizations required No
Placement presents out-of-the-ordinary personal safety risks to students Yes, students will be working with the ex-offender population
Other requirements (such as references, additional applications, etc.) Yes, interview with Amicus staff.

To apply, Contact Mary Maas by email with brief intro.


Phone: 612-277- 3009

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Stressed or Anxious? We’re here to help.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of the semester? Do you want to learn effective ways to manage stress and practice general self-care?  If so, this is the workshop for you!  Join us for a 3-session workshop that will teach you techniques on stress and anxiety management, mindfulness, emotion management, and general self-care. To register, complete the screening form and a facilitator will contact you.
Feel Better Fast group through Student Counseling Services that runs every Thursday 11:15-12:45pm in Appleby 351. The group can be helpful for students at the end of the semester looking for

Student Counseling Services Website


Tuesday, April 24
RecWell Center, 2nd Floor
Event Schedule:
2:00 Student Check-in
2:15 Panel: Connecting to the Hidden Job Market (Staffing Agencies)
3:00 Networking
4:30 Event ends

This event is for graduating seniors (12/2017 – 8/2018) 

Why staffing agencies?
  • Their service is FREE to candidates
  • Agencies can be highly specialized, focusing on certain industries or positions. This specialization works as they will almost certainly be well connected in candidates’ area of interest.
  • Recruiters sometimes have access to positions that aren’t posted
  • Staffing agencies offer candidates the opportunity to gain access to companies in one of two ways: on a temporary or temp-to-hire basis on assignments that last anywhere from one day to 6+months, or on a full-time basis
  • More than 90% of companies in the US use staffing firms.
  • Their goal is to help candidates find a position.
This event is: 
  • Free!
  • Open to all undergraduate-level, graduating seniors from the U of M – Twin Cities Campus (12/2017 – 8/2018)
  • Registration appreciated via GoldPASS (Event ID 3661) 
  • Business casual attire required
*Schedule an appointment by visiting or calling 612-624-7577

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2018-2019 Americorps Promise Fellow

Are you interested in serving with a team of highly committed youth advocates at a community driven non-profit law firm? If you are interested in restorative practices, youth advocacy, juvenile justice, or social justice, we would love to have you join our team!



As a full-term AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve in a full-time (40 hours per week minimum) capacity for a total of 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st (staggered start dates available beyond Sept 1st) and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $624 twice per month, pre-tax); Health and Dental Insurance; Qualified Federal Student Loan Forbearance; Qualified Childcare Assistance; $5,920 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. Additional benefits information is available at

TO APPLY: Please visit or contact the site contact listed above

Questions? Contact: Chelsea Schmitz, Youth Advocate Attorney/Restorative Facilitator, 612-677-2126


Full Description:Promise Fellow-2018


CLA Advising: Peer Advisor Position Start Summer 2018

CLA Advising in Bruininks is hiring 1 Peer Advisor to start this summer! Job Posting ID: 322748

The primary duties of Bruininks Hall CLA peer advisors are: assisting students with advising decisions; serving as a liaison between students and university programs and services; and assisting in the provision of academic support services including referrals to other academic units and/or sources of academic learning such as tutors or career guidance professionals.

Preference will be given to applications received on or before April 27th but application materials will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of two references to be considered.

Apply on Goldpass and look up Job Posting ID: 322748 

APARC  Student Coordinators & Mentor Positions

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center is recruiting for Student Coordinators and Peer Mentors for our AAPI Students Promoting Inspiration, Resilience, and Empowerment (ASPIRE) Peer Mentorship Program!
Student Coordinators are paid positions where they are tasked with assisting APARC staff with the management of the program. Student Coordinators facilitate training for mentors, advise mentors, organize monthly educational workshops and dialogues. Student Coordinators are paid $10.75 for 10-12 hours a week. More information can be found at
Mentors are volunteer positions that work and support their respective mentee throughout the full year. Mentors are also grouped into families to provide additional opportunities to build community. Mentors are expected to meet with their mentees at least 1-2 times per month and attend month educational workshops. More information can be found at
Below are several flyers for the program. If there are any questions, you may directed them to me at!