Internships & Employment

Below are paid and un-paid internship opportunities as well as full or part time jobs – both inside and outside of the University.  Also listed are job and career fair events around campus.

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

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      University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program

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      UM SEP | Contact: (734) 936-3296 |

          • Tutors Needed for the McNamara Academic Center for Student Athletes

            Adam Demchak, the Tutor Coordinator for the McNamara Academic Center for Student Athletes needs Sociology Major Specific students to help tutor

          • Pay: Undergraduates $11/hour.  Graduate students $14/hour
          • To apply, you must do the following two things:
            1) Fill out the online application.
          • 2) Email to the following three items:
            -Resume, Copy of Transcript (unofficial is fine), Cover Letter
          • Subject Tutor Information Sheet 2017

          • Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC)

            Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC,, a grassroots organization building power in under resourced communities and communities of color, is looking for interns in a number of different departments. Internships at NOC are fast-paced, fun, and designed with you based on your interests and needs. If you’re interested in social justice work, political organizing, or just getting some experience on your resume, this is a great opportunity to learn a ton and affect meaningful change in the Twin Cities.

            Interns at NOC assist the field team in general organizing work—research, data entry, canvassing, phone banking, and other tasks as necessary, with a flexible schedule. Interns also commit to attending a 4 hour training session on Saturdays once a month to learn organizing fundamentals and build relationships with other interns. This internship is unpaid. All of our internships are made-to-order and arranged in collaboration with the applicant, so that we can ensure our interns have an experience that fits them well.


            Contact, or check out our website for more information!

            The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP)

            My name is Amber Jones, and I am a 2015 alumni of the University of Minnesota. I am reaching out to you with an amazing opportunity.

            The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) has recently formed an Executive Committee to establish a Black-Led Credit Union in North Minneapolis. This is a historic opportunity to support the formation of the proposed credit union through Internships for college students in the following areas: Social Media/Marketing, Community Engagement, Office Management & Operational Support.

            Preferred fields of study are Communications, Journalism, Sociology, Political Science, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, and Cooperative Management; however, if you believe you have the skills, please don’t hesitate to apply.

            Attached is a document that goes into detail about the internship program. Please send a Cover Letter & Resume to Me’Lea Connelly at, Subject: Internship Program.


            Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

            BCA’s internships are an unpaid position; providing students with professional work experience and exposing them to a career in law enforcement and state government.    Students who intern with us must be fulfilling an academic requirement and/or receiving academic credit.  We offer Spring, Summer and Fall internships   Attached is information relative to our program along with application deadlines and instructions on how to apply.


            If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

            PAM PAGET
            1430 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST, ST. PAUL, MN 55106
            651-793-1105  (W)

            Fall Internships at Second Harvest Heartland

            The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allows income-qualifying
            families to receive assistance in buying groceries each month, ensuring that individuals don’t have to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table. Unfortunately, in Minnesota only 65% of eligible households receive these benefits, and many of those missing out are children and seniors.

            The SNAP Outreach Intern will work in the community through contact with Second
            Harvest Heartland’s partners, including food shelves, health clinics and social services
            organizations. Interns will interact directly with clients, prescreening interested individuals and families for food and health programs and referring them to application assistance. The SNAP Outreach Intern will gain experience relevant to community organizing and outreach, nutrition education and social services.

            Second Harvest SNAP Internship Application


      Job Fairs and Networking Events


      Friday, October 20th, 2017
      Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
      Cost: FREE
      The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. Registration is not required, but you must bring your U Card.
      Students are also invited to attend workshop presentations. Presentations will be held in the Mississippi Room (third floor).
      For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID# 3452).

      “Thank a Teacher” Project

      The Center for Educational Innovation is a program that helps students express their gratitude to professors, instructors or TAs who have made a difference in their education.

      We call it the “Thank a Teacher” project and it’s easy. Students go to the website, write a note of thanks and we take it from there. Students can say what they like and choose to be anonymous, if they prefer. All notes are reviewed before being printed and sent to instructors.

      The Thank a Teacher project is a great way for students to express their gratitude for their instruction, and teachers at the University really appreciate hearing these unsolicited comments. The project has been around since around 1998.

      Thank a Teacher Flyer