Internships & Employment

Below are paid and un-paid internship opportunities related to Sociology. As well as: full or part time jobs offered both inside and outside of the University.

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Serve with AmeriCorps for the 2017-2018

EMERGE is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA & MN Opportunity Corps for the 2017-2018 service year. I have attached a link to both programs in this email. We find that this may be a great fit for someone with some college, a recent college graduate, or someone taking a gap year.

EMERGE VISTA Program focuses on building capacity for nonprofit and government entities that have a desire to create programming or build internal capacity to better serve individuals that may have a criminal record or may be returning from incarceration. Our program focuses on housing, financial literacy, and employment/education. Anyone interested in working behind the scenes to build capacity to serve in a re-entry capacity, VISTA is an excellent opportunity.  VISTA Members have gone on to be Program Managers, Data Evaluators, Program Coordinators, and a host of other roles. More information can be found on the EMERGE VISTA Cohort webpage: ~ We have 2 positions at EMERGE & a host of positions at several community partner sites including Duluth & Rochester

EMERGE is a host site for the MN Opportunity Corps. Minnesota Opportunity Corps members serve for 11 months at a community-based organization located in the Twin Cities metro area to make a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment, retention, advancement and economic self-sufficiency.  Members receive training and ongoing support for this position and will be placed at a partner organization serving the program’s participants. This is a great opportunity for individuals that have a desire to work 1:1 with individuals and earn their Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification and receive training to prepare for a position as an Employment Coach,  Workforce Coach, and/or Case Manager. More information can be found at the following link: ~ EMERGE has 2 open positions, one at our North Campus off North Broadway and one at the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center

Serve as a Promise Fellow at Minnesota Internship Center High School – AmeriCorps Promise Fellows

Benefits to Serving at MNIC

  • Modest Living Allowance;
  • Health and Dental Insurance;
  • Qualified Student Loan Forbearance;
  • Qualified Childcare Assistance;
  • $5,815 Education Award;
  • Extensive support and training;
  • Serve with other Promise Fellows.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the position, pleasecontact:
Amy Libman | Director of Student Support Services
612-414-4777 |

Maggie Van Grondelle | Promise Fellow – Unity

Myra Shevchenko | Promise Fellow – Rondo

Tracie Bristol | Promise Fellow – Sabathani

Promise Fellow Recruitment Flyer

Graduate Teaching Assistant (0.25) for College of Liberal Arts President’s Emerging Scholars Program


The College of Liberal Arts President’s Emerging Scholars Program (CLA PES) is seeking current University of Minnesota graduate students to serve as teaching assistants for fall semester 2017.

Typical teaching assistant duties include: Attending and/or contributing to one lecture section per week. Facilitating one discussion session per week of CLA1005 – Introduction to Liberal Arts Learning during fall semester. Attending weekly teaching team meetings. Assisting the Instructor with course design. Assembling materials. Creating and grading assignments. Holding office hours. Assisting individual students with course and university-related questions.

Appointment is 25%; average 10 hour/week.

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate or graduate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota for Fall 2017.
  • Graduate students who have taken graduate-level courses in Liberal Arts, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, intercultural, and multicultural education, including the ability to work effectively with underrepresented and first generation students is also strongly preferred. Candidate must be highly organized with strong analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • All nonnative English speaking TAs must take the Spoken English Test for Teaching Assistants (SETTA) at beginning their duties as a TA.  All applicants must register for coursework in a U of Minnesota graduate or professional degree program for duration of appointment.

Application Link:
Please attach a cover letter, CV, and three professional references.  Documents may be attached after filling out the online application, by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.If you are not a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following link:

If you are a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following link instead:

Questions – Contact Leah Milojevic –

Fund for The Public Interest is partnering with Environment Minnesota

Right now, the Fund for The Public Interest is partnering with Environment Minnesota to work on environmental campaigns in and around the Twin Cities. We are currently looking to recruit students interested in nonprofit work for paid part-time or full-time campaign positions, as well as unpaid internships. In order to accomplish the campaign goals we have set out for ourselves, our office is always looking for ways to build our staff with more hardworking and politically involved individuals.

Job application link: Application
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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!

FUND for the Public Interest

Build and lead a team.
For the environment, our democracy and more.

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough.

When change does happen, the president or the governor usually gets the headline. Yet, the real action takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people across the country making their voices heard through petitions, emails, donations and meetings.

That’s people power, and that’s what you’ll deliver with FUND for the Public Interest.

Apply at HERE

Hello from The Black Sheep!


My name is Luke and I am the Recruitment Manager for The Black Sheep.

If you are unfamiliar with our company The Black Sheep is a hybrid comedy media & marketing company with student-run branches at over 60 college campuses across the US.

Currently we are looking for students to fill the role of Guerrilla Marketing Managers at your University. This is a PAID position.

As the Guerrilla Marketing Manager for The Black Sheep, you will oversee marketing and distribution efforts for both The Black Sheep and our partner clients. Ultimately you will build brand awareness for The Black Sheep and our clients through paid strategic marketing campaigns customized for your campus. These activities will include organized street team sessions, targeted distribution throughout the campus community, promotional events on campus, and other activities focused on dorms and Greek life.

It’s a great opportunity for anyone seeking amazing experience in the media industry. If you’d like any further information or have any questions about the opportunity, you can contact me at this e-mail address| |

AmeriCorps – PPL Learning Center with the Employment Training Programs

AmeriCorps position opening up at the PPL Learning Center with the Employment Training programs.

The service member will work with a team of staff and service members to help adult trainees with low incomes build skills, access opportunities, and connect with careers.

It’s a great opportunity for recent (or soon-to-be) graduates with an interest in public service or in gaining professional development experience with a community organization.

Apply Here!

Julie Huck
Volunteer Program Manager
Project for Pride in Living

Phone 612-455-5111

The Minnesota Daily is hiring!

The University of Minnesota’s award-winning, student-run newspaper — the Minnesota Daily — is hiring for the summer and 2017-18 school year. We’re looking to hire undergraduate and graduate students from across programs and departments to write about local news, campus life, science, student issues, business, art and more. Not a writer? We are hiring in other areas of journalism, too!

The Daily is looking to fill the following positions with smart, hard-working, and dedicated individuals:

  • Copy Editors
  • Staff Reporters and Reporter Interns
  • Sports Reporters
  • Arts & Entertainment Reporters
  • Editorial Board Members
  • Editorial Columnists
  • Staff Photographers
  • …and more!

The Daily is dedicated to training new employees on all things journalism-related. This is a great opportunity to hone your communication, writing, and research skills, as well as the gain experience you’ll need to get you to where you want to be later in life.

Unlike many other college newspapers, we pay our employees

Applications are open now. Apply at

The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP)

My name is Amber Jones, and I am a 2015 alumnae 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.


Global Health Leadership Internship

The Global Health Leadership Internship provides outstanding undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs. This internship has a minimum of a full-time 4 week commitment, but at least an 8-12 week commitment is preferable. A minimum of a 6 week commitment is required during the summer months. The internship opportunity is available year-round. In this position, the Intern will work closely with Unite For Sight’s Core Management Team on global health programming. Interns work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus.  Review complete details and application instructions.

Summer Student Academic Support – Humphrey School of Public

Exciting summer undergrad student research and work opportunity at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs!

Researchers at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs are looking for undergraduate students to work on a survey project in the Twin-Cities Metro area. Through their work students will gain experience in survey methods, using smartphone based survey instruments for complex data collection, community engagement, and data interpretation. This is a paid position.

To apply for the position please follow the instructions below.

Link for job application site:
(Select the student’s option)
Job Opening ID:   317014
Job Title: Summer Student Academic Support – Humphrey School of Public

Serve with GreenCorps for the 2017-2018

Apply by May 26th!

America’s leading environmental organizations are preparing to face the toughest challenges of our time, and they will continue to look to Green Corps graduates to help them meet those challenges.

If you are looking for a job where they will make a difference, where you will learn valuable grassroots organizing skills and have a hands-on role combatting some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day, from deforestation to tackling climate change, then Green Corps could be the right fit for you.