In this section of the Undergraduate Resources you’ll find:

  • Paid & unpaid internships
  • Part time & full time jobs, on and off campus; Summer positions
  • Job and Career Fairs

You may received academic credit for internships via CLA Career Services, or in some cases through the Departments of Political Science or Urban Studies – both have internship classes that are open to all majors.  See Sociology Advising for details.

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Hiring! Target Protection Specialist (TPS)

Recently, Target reached out to the Sociology Department looking to hire current Sociology majors for part-time Protection Specialist positions. They want students who would be interested into transitioning into a full-time position in Assets Protection upon graduation.

They are hiring at the following locations:

Lake Street Target Store
Shoreview Target Store
Vadnais Heights Target Store
North St. Paul Target Store
Roseville Target Store

You can apply at

If you have other questions or want more information,


UMN Sociology Department is Hiring!

Are you looking for a part time position on campus this Fall and beyond? Do you have work-study funding?

We are inviting you to apply for a student worker positions open now in the Department of Sociology. This position requires that you are registered for at least six credits. This is a part time opening for 8 to 14 hours per week. We hope to hire a student who could continue with us from 2018-2020. There would also be an option for some summer hours and work over breaks.

Work-study funding must be allocated to this position, and is required. 
Availability over breaks is strongly preferred but not required.

For Fall 2018 we are specifically looking for students to cover Mondays 2:15 to 4:30pm, Thursday 8 to 11:00am, and Fridays 8 to 10:00am.

(other shifts are not open)

Front Desk Assistant
This student will be responsible for:

  • Staffing the Department reception area: answer phones, fax, welcome and assist guests, manage front desk email and voicemail
  • Distributing campus & US Mail deliveries
  • Making copies and compiling materials at staff member’s request
  • Monitoring and maintaining printers and fax machines (paper, toner, etc.) – troubleshoot and/or report issues as appropriate
  • Maintaining confidential files, records, and databases
  • Maintaining organization and supplies of Department storage and copy areas
  • Performing special projects and additional tasks as assigned

Turn in the following information (a hard copy) to Bobby Bryant in 909 Soc Sci immediately:
1)      Resume
2)      Cover letter
3)      Fall 2018 class schedule
4)      Summer Break availability, any study abroad plans
5)      Expected Graduation date
6)    Screen shot of your accepted Work Study Award

Positions are open until filled and we hope to make hires within the next two weeks.  Preference will be for  sophomores  who can work with us for the next 2 years, though we will certainly review Seniors if their schedules line up for the open shifts.


Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication Undergraduate Position Open! hubbard

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is looking to hire an Undergraduate Instructional Assistant (UIA) for Jour 3251, Evaluative Research in Strategic Communication.

To be considered, students must have taken a social science research methods course (such as Soc 3801 or Psy 3801)
and must be available during the time that Jour 3251 meets, which is 1:00-2:15 on Tues/Thurs.

UIAs may carry out the following roles:

  • assist faculty members in teaching situations that do not involve direct supervision of students
  • assist with the preparation of classroom materials
  • facilitate small groups
  • set up and operate equipment for classroom instruction
  • take attendance
  • prepare and manage the Canvas/Moodle site

A UIA works between 5 and 10 hours a week and is paid $12.00 and hour.

The position will be filled as soon as possible.  To apply, please fill out this form.  


Office of Measurement Services (OMS)

The University of Minnesota Office of Measurement Services (OMS) is seeking a full-time Project Specialist (Administrative Associate 2) for its’ survey solutions team.

Primary responsibilities include managing online, mail, focus group, phone, and tracking projects, programming and testing surveys with advanced logic and other multifaceted requirements through Qualtrics, eXplorance Blue or a computer assisted telephone interviewing (cati) system, and project implementation support to survey projects within the office.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of project management, customer service, or survey-related experience or an equivalent combination, excellent communication skills, experience with Excel, SPSS or other statistical software, demonstrated Qualtrics knowledge/experience, detail orientation, commitment to working in a team environment, and regular attendance and timeliness.

Please contact Mark Miazga at or 612-624-0675 with any questions.  To apply for the position go to, type in the job requisition number (324388) as a keyword, and follow the instructions.

MCHS AmeriCorps Volunteer WI

This program places individuals with nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin to build and strengthen volunteer programs.  Individuals will receive focused training in volunteer management then assist with such tasks as: recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; creating volunteer handbooks, application forms, and brochures; writing position descriptions; updating website content and coordinating social media; and other (non-volunteer) tasks specific to the mission of the nonprofit.

Period of Service: Monday, September 11, 2018  – August 31, 2019. (End date is negotiable)


  • $528.15 (gross before taxes) bi-weekly payroll for term of service
  • Health & Dental Insurance –option to enroll with premium paid in full for member only
  • Childcare assistance (if qualified)
  • $5,920education award upon successful completion of the term of service
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans and interest accrual payments while serving. (taxable)
  • Service gear
  • Work Experience and the development of highly sought job skills (initiative, interpersonal and intercultural communication, adaptability, collaboration and accountability)

What it means to serve in AmeriCorps

Applicants must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35 to 40 hours a week.  Members must also be able to handle the financial commitment made by accepting the position. Applicants must be 19 years of age by September 11, 2018, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED, and agree to and pass a criminal and Department of Motor Vehicles background checks.

How do I apply?

The application for AmeriCorps placement with Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc, is available at  For additional information about this opportunity please contact

Ramsey County Openings

Ramsey County Human Resources is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Applications close at 4:30 p.m. central time on the date listed, unless otherwise stated on the job posting.

Interested applicants can submit an application online via our secure job opportunities website. Returning users can also visit the website to check the status of previously filed applications.

If you have questions or experience difficulties accessing the online job descriptions, please contact Ramsey County Human Resources at 651-266-2700 or You may also contact the HR recruiter listed on a job posting with questions regarding that specific position or recruitment process.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Ramsey County team!

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Fall Internship Opportunities with Second Harvest Heartland

This fall, the Second Harvest Heartland SNAP team is hoping to hire 10-12 intern positions.

If you are not familiar with our internship program, we offer several stipended internships focused on issues of food access, public health, and community outreach. Interns work directly with clients and community partners, developing communication skills, gaining knowledge of federal food and nutrition assistance programs such as SNAP, and engaging in professional development opportunities such as resume workshops and networking with professionals in the non-profit sector.

We hire interns for the greater Twin Cities Metro area, as well as the greater Anoka, St. Cloud, and Mankato areas. We encourage students from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds to apply. The following links will take you to the position description PDF, which contains information on how to apply:

Best wishes,
Kate Abram
SNAP Community Engagement Coordinator
Second Harvest Heartland | 1140 Gervais Ave., St. Paul, MN 55109
Direct: (651) 209-7910

Department of Public Safety – University Security

University Security is part of the University’s Department of Public Safety, and acts as the security presence on campus, with the distinctive “hi-vis” green and gray uniform seen around campus, in libraries, residence halls, on bike patrol and proving the 4-WALK safe walk service.

University Security is currently hiring students for the Security Monitor position. Position starts at $11.00/hour and $12.00 per hour after probation. Applicants must be an undergraduate student at the University, and available to work at least one overnight a week. On average, Security Monitors are available to work up to 18-20 hours per week, with options to work up to 40 hours per week.
This is a physically demanding job requiring the ability to:
– walk and stand for 7 hours
– move up/down stairs and across diverse terrain

Additional information can be found here.

Please contact Alyssa Sison ( with any questions, or click here to apply today!

Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL)

We are looking for 1 front desk assistant and 4 peer advisors to start this fall. Experience is not as important; we are mainly looking students who are open to learning and having conversations around community engagement and social justice. First year and incoming students are highly encouraged to apply!!! Work study required.

Greet CCEL guests, direct them to appointments, answer the phone and set up appointments, work on administrative projects such as organizing files. 
Please send applications directly to Bruce McGuire at
Peer Advisor (4 openings)
Connect students to volunteer positions around the Twin Cities, work on comnunity engagement projects such as mapping neighborhoods and needs, lead and facilitate workshops on social justice.
Please send applications directly to Basanti Miller at

Both positions are posted on our website:

Sparky-Y Education Facilitator Internship

Sparky-Y engages students in schools across the Twin Cities through hands-on projects in sustainability and entrepreneurship.  Staff Sustainability Educators conduct programs for K-12 students using teaching tools such as aquaponics and vermicomposting systems as well as school gardens. Lessons also include a focus on youth leadership development. Spark-Y lessons occur on a daily, weekly, or quarterly basis to fit the needs of our school partners.

The ideal Education Facilitator intern will:
● Have experience working with youth in schools, extracurricular programs, or other educational settings
● Recognize and encourage the potential of each student
● Approach their work through the lens of diverse backgrounds and experiences
● Be familiar with sustainable practices and environmental stewardship
● Bring an enthusiasm for STEM
● Commit to spending at least two hours/week facilitating their program assignment as well as at least one hour/week of preparation with Spark-Y staff

An Education Facilitator intern is expected to:
● Prepare and conduct lessons with a staff Sustainability Educator on a consistent basis
● Engage students from all backgrounds in a variety of hands-on learning projects
● Have an adaptable approach to learning and education
● Act as a second pair of eyes to gauge student interest and involvement
● Meet with their staff supervisor at least once a month to review progress and tasks
Please send a resume and completed version of this form to

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

Minnesota’s lawyer regulatory agency, The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR), invites nonlawyer volunteers to serve on the Second local District Ethics Committees (DEC).  DECs are charged with investigating complaints of unprofessional conduct against lawyers and submitting reports and recommendations about those complaints.  This is a great opportunity to contribute to your community, to help safeguard high ethical standards for Minnesota attorneys, and to help ensure the integrity of the judicial system.

Candidates should have an interest in justice, the law, and/or legal procedures. Candidates do not need to be lawyers or to work in the legal profession to qualify – members of the general public are strongly encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be comfortable investigating claims thoroughly and impartially (which will include interviewing people by phone and in person), be able to adhere to strict confidentiality rules, be comfortable working under deadlines, and be able to write clearly and concisely. Training and support are provided.

DEC volunteers are appointed to a three-year term and can serve a total of twelve years.  You can expect to investigate one to two complaints a year.  The time commitment is flexible and varies.

There are 21 DECs throughout Minnesota.  Candidates for the Second DEC will be appointed by the Ramsey County District Bar Association.  The Second DEC meets monthly at the Minnesota Judicial Center to review and vote on reports.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest and CV to Cheryl Dalby at

The Learning Abroad Center Internships

If you’re looking for a way to gain work experience, meet other study abroad students, get involved with the Learning Abroad Center (LAC), or continue to learn from and take advantage of your time abroad, consider applying for the Global Leaders Internship with the LAC. Contribute to the growth of international education, while further developing personally and professionally through a community that helps you stay connected to your experience.

Job Description:
Commitment to 20 service hours over Fall Semester 2018:

  • Attend required weekly meetings on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, starting Sept. 11th

  • Completion of eight, five-minute classroom presentations

  • Contribute to a project team through outreach & research on the study abroad process

  • One-on-one supervisor check-ins

  • Other duties as assigned

Explore more of the details about the position, and if interested, submit an application by August 26th. Email with questions.

Padelford Riverboats

It is the IDEAL summer job for college students or anyone looking for a unique seasonal job opportunity for this Fall! If you don’t want to spend our lovely MN Fall stuck indoors, this is the place to be. Working for the Padelford is fun but it is also hard work. The pace is quick, the hours can be long and we expect our employees to work hard to get the job done. However, who can argue with spending the colorful Fall floating up and down the scenic Mississippi River?

We are currently accepting applications for Server/Crew. Full & Part-time positions available. Hours vary weekly, but EVENING AND WEEKEND availability is a must!
  • Great Atmosphere
  • Fun co-workers
  • Flexible Hours


A challenging position that requires both indoor and outdoor work as well as a wide variety of job functions. This position does not require previous bartending or boating experience, however previous customer service experience is preferred.