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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- Become a Winter Sports Coach for the Minneapolis Parks & Rec Board
- Paid Youth Project Internship for District 1
- Part-Time Receptionist Position at the Link
- UMPD Full Time CSO Job Opening
- Victim Witness Internship
- Intern with the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Management
- Behavioral Health Personal Advocate with Cigna Behavioral Health
- St. Paul Police Law Enforcement Career Path Academy (LECPA)
- Hiring! Target Protection Specialist (TPS)
- Innocent Classroom Internships
- Fall Internship with motivote
- Student Worker Position with Sustainability Education Office
Volunteer as a Winter Sports Coach for MPRB!
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking enthusiastic volunteer coaches for youth hockey, basketball and wrestling.
- Practices start in December
- Athletes are ages 6-18
- Teams practice 1-2 times per week
- Games are scheduled for a weeknight and/or Saturdays (January-February or March)
- MPRB will provide orientation for all new coaches
- Can’t coach this winter? We’ll need coaches for Baseball, Softball, T-ball,
and Track & Field next spring/summer
Contact (612) 230-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid Youth Project Internship for the District 1 Community Council
District 1 Community Council (D1CC) is seeking to understand the needs for youth programs in our district. We will be gathering feedback through community activities that will collect info from the community in order to inform the District’s goals for high-quality youth programs.
District 1 Community Council is seeking to fill two youth internships to support the planning process for youth programs and needs in D1CC. The Youth Project Interns will support the work of the independent consultant and November 2018 – June 2019. Youth Project Interns will receive payment/stipend (about $100/month). This internship will be approx 50 hours.
Youth Project Interns will:
Provide administrative support to the youth programs project.
Provide support to the community data collection.
Attend meetings with the planning team.
Support efforts focused on community engagement that may include sending reminders, follow up calls to ensure that we hear from youth and adult community members.
Participate in other duties as assigned that are relevant to the project.
Job seeker requirements:
Must be a young person between the ages 15-24. Priority is given to young people currently living in District 1 (map on our website).
Have some administrative and writing experiences like taking notes, compiling information, using Google docs, helping to run meetings, composing emails, etc.
Be comfortable and some experience with social media.
Help with community outreach such as talking to other young people about the project, recruiting participants for focus groups and sharing information about the work.
Able to commit to project hours (which will be flexible and pre-scheduled)
For more info, contact Shaquonna Jackson at district1SJackson@gmail.com. Information is on our website at District1Council.org.
Please complete a copy of the application can be found on our website at District1council.org or hard copies can be picked up at our office at 2105 ½ Old Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN 55119 (Sun Ray). Applicants may also submit a resume with their application.
Part-time Receptionist Job Opening at The Link
Not to be confused with the Link apartment complex in Stadium Village…
The Link is an organization that works with youth and families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice. They offer programming in three areas: Housing & Supportive Services Division, Juvenile Justice Division, and Safe Harbor Division.
They are hiring a front desk receptionist at their Glenwood location in Minneapolis. The position is 25 hours per week with a possibility of up to 10 more hours. Find more information here.
UMPD Job Opening – Community Service Officer
The UMPD is hiring a full-time Community Service Officer (CSO). The last two UMPD CSO’s have been Soc undergraduates!
This position is in lieu of replacing a Traffic Enforcement Officer position that was vacated in June; however, approximately 10% of the duties will involve parking enforcement and traffic direction. Other information about the position, including the major responsibilities, may be found by following one of the links below.
This would be a great opportunity for someone who may be considering a career in law enforcement, particularly at the UMPD. Although there is not a firm application deadline at this time, we anticipate closing the process on Friday, November 30th if there are a sufficient number of applicants. Anyone with further questions is welcome to contact UMPD Lieutenant Chuck Miner at email@example.com.
Directions for external applicants:
- Select this link to access our careers site – https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/327487
- If necessary, search for Job ID 327487
- Sign-in to access your account. If you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
- Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.
If you are a current staff member use this link: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/327487
If you encounter difficulties finding the position search by Job ID 327487.
Victim Witness Internship with the City of Coon Rapids
The City of Coon Rapids seeks candidates for an unpaid internship working alongside the Victim Witness Specialist. The intern will work with supervisors to develop learning objectives that support the intern’s academic program of study. Must be able to consistently work 20-30 hours per week for the duration of the spring semester.
A combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to the following:
- Current student pursuing a degree in criminal justice, sociology, human services, psychology, or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Junior or senior class standing.
- Experience working directly with victim advocacy, criminal justice, or a closely related field.
- Experience accessing information through criminal court databases, such as the Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) and the Minnesota Government Access (MGA).
The deadline to apply is November 15th, 2018 by 11:59pm.
Find out more information here or contact (763) 767-6447.
Intern with the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Management
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Management is looking for interns starting now and next spring. The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) connects, educates, strengthens and advocates for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities. MAVA has over 700 members statewide. MAVA works to build capacity for hundreds of organizations and government entities. MAVA seeks to benefit from diversity of volunteer backgrounds, skills sets and knowledge base.
The internships are unpaid but you have to opportunity to earn college credit if you like. We also offer a free membership to MAVA where interns will have the opportunity to take trainings that can result in a certificate, and the networking is spectacular.
Open positions include:
Development and Membership Intern
Membership Connector Intern
Partnership & Development Intern
Public Affairs Intern
Communications and Design Coordinator
Behavioral Health Personal Advocate with Cigna Behavioral Health
The title of the position is called a Behavioral Health Personal Advocate with National independent behavioral health care company, called Cigna Behavioral Health, located in Eden Prairie. The company specializes in management for all behavioral health problems and mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. The Personal Advocate will provide resources to employees of the organizations who are covered under the behavioral health program. The position has always been a great stepping stone for those Psych, Sociology, Social Science who want to use their degree in a business setting.
You can find the job description here.
Email your resumes to Maria Queenan at firstname.lastname@example.org and find the job description on GoldPass.
Saint Paul Police Law Enforcement Career Path Academy (LECPA)
The Saint Paul Police Law Enforcement Career Path Academy (LECPA) is for young adults who are interested in becoming Saint Paul Police Officers but face financial and/or other barriers to attending college and finding employment. The Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) working together with Community Action Partnership and Century College, has developed a comprehensive program that gives participants an opportunity to become Saint Paul Police Officers. Eligible participants will earn an hourly income while they learn life skills, attend college, and receive the necessary social support services to allow them to achieve a successful career in Law Enforcement.
Eligible Participants must meet all of the following requirements:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age by January 7, 2019
2. Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
3. Must pass a criminal history check
4. Must be able to participate in moderately strenuous physical exercise
5. Must attend two orientation sessions hosted by the SPPD. The sessions will be held the
evenings of Tuesday, December 4, 2018 and Thursday December 6, 2018.
6. Participants will be notified of session times and locations and will be disqualified from the program if they do not attend both sessions.
Submit a City of Saint Paul online application no later than November 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about the pay scale and structure of the program here.
Contact Sergeant Jim Yang for more information at email@example.com or 651-266-5861.
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 target.com/careers.
If you have other questions or want more info, contact Andy.Johnson@Target.com.
Innocent Classroom Internships
Innocent Classroom trains educators to liberate their students from the weight of negative stereotypes by building authentic and individual relationships, especially with students of color.
They are offering fall, spring, and summer internships in:
Fall Internship Opportunity To Get-Out-The-Vote With motivote
Motivote, a new social voting platform, seeks Fall 2018 campus fellows with a passion for engaging college students in the political process and increasing youth voter turnout. As a motivote campus fellow, you will work alongside staff to build motivote’s presence and increase voter turnout on your campus. Your work will have a real-life impact on youth political participation and voter turnout. We’re looking for upperclassmen who are passionate and committed to increasing civic engagement and among young people.
We offer a stipend to cover cost of promotional materials and events.
We’re looking to hire ASAP so please apply today at http://www.motivoteus.com/apply.
Questions can be directed to Rachel Konowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Position Available:
Environmental Justice Project Assistant
The Sustainability Education office at the Institute on the Environment is seeking a student worker to support a grant-funded Environmental Justice project to be completed during the 2018-2019 academic year.
The project aims to “strengthen the teaching of and communication about environmental justice courses and curriculum, including experiential or community-engaged learning” on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, across all colleges and departments. The idea for the project emerged out of faculty and student discussions on enhancing campus teaching and research on environmental justice, as well as research about environmental justice efforts of other colleges and universities.
The position reports to Beth Mercer-Taylor, who serves as Sustainability Education Coordinator, with guidance from lead members of the faculty group who applied for the grant.
More information at: http://environment.umn.edu/contact/employment/
- Project Specialist position with the U of M Office of Measurement Services (OMS)
- AmeriCrops Wisconsin – Marshfield Clinic Health Systems
- Ramsey County Job Opportunities
- Fall Internships with Second Harvest Heartland
- Department of Public Safety – University Security Opportunities
- The Center for Community-Engaged Learning is hiring 5 positions
- Education Facilitator Intern – Spark-Y
- Internships at The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
- Learning Abroad Center Internships
- Padelford Riverboats Opportunities
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 email@example.com or 612-624-0675 with any questions. To apply for the position go to employment.umn.edu, 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 WillowKinniFriends.org. For additional information about this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Ramsey County Openings
Ramsey County Human Resources is now accepting applications for the following positions:
- Public Health Nurse Clinician (closes July 18)
- Sexual Offense Services Program Assistant (closes July 20)
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 ContactHR@co.ramsey.mn.us. 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
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:
- SNAP Outreach Internship (Twin Cities Metro, Anoka, St. Cloud, and Mankato positions available): https://bit.ly/2NtefdK
- Health and Hunger Internship: https://bit.ly/2LwivIU
- SNAP Outreach and Translation Internship (Metro – Intern must be Bilingual in English and Spanish): https://bit.ly/2zWsHcs
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Both positions are posted on our website: ccel.umn.edu
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 Lynn.H@spark-y.org.
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 Cheryl@ramseybar.org.
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.
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
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?
- Great Atmosphere
- Fun co-workers
- Flexible Hours
SERVER/BOAT CREW POSITION:
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.