spring 2019

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Student Work Position with the Computer Science and Engineering Department

The Computer Science and Engineering Department is looking for a non-CSCI major or minor to work in their front office part time. Freshmen and Sophomores are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have work study funding and be available between 11am and 1pm during the work week.

Find more information on the application’s webpage here.

Mental Health Intern with Brooklyn Park Police Department

Closes 1/18/2019, 11:59pm

The City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota’s sixth largest municipality, is seeking applicants for an internship position with the Brooklyn Park Police Department. We are looking for a highly motivated and dependable individual who can work in a fast paced
environment. This position will provide a great opportunity to work in a diverse community and develop skills for career development.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include collecting and analyzing data for the Brooklyn Park Police Department’s mental health initiative. The person in this position will review mental health related reports, mine data and assist in creating presentation materials. This is an ongoing internship.

Apply and learn more here.

Equity and Engagement Internship with Project for Pride in Living


The Equity and Engagement Intern will support the work of the NDP ( DEI, Neighborhood Engagement & Public Policy) committees. The work of the NDP committees is to support and champion PPL’s strategic plan initiatives by, 1) deepening and strengthening community partnerships; 2) fostering and striving to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs and services for residents, participants, and staff; and 3) supporting advocacy efforts to elevate participants and resident voice.

The internship is unpaid and offers 10-12 hours per week. Learn more here.

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Interested in a directed study focused on radical trust and libraries?


The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) at UofM is seeking a student during spring semester who is interested in collaborating with Scott County Libraries to explore the concept of open libraries and radical trust.

Radical trust necessitates a redefinition and redistribution of power and influence. In a traditional library model, the power lies with the staff (in an access-gatekeeping role to the physical space, influencing decisions that affect end-user access). An Open Libraries model would redistribute power and influence over space to users.

Research questions may include: What consequences might occur from redistributing power and influence on the space from the librarians to library users? What conditions are necessary for radical trust in a community? Why might a community resist the concept of radical trust? What undermines social trust in a community? What do libraries do to build (or deter) radical trust? How do you measure social trust in a library?

This is a great opportunity for a student who is interested in collaborating on a real-world, local project. The scope of the project is flexible and will be finalized in conversation with your faculty adviser and the project lead. Reimbursement will be provided for travel expenses to Scott County.

Learn more about Scott County’s Open Self-Serve Library Feasibility Assessment project and contact Sarah at tschi066@umn.edu for more info.

Law Enforcement Analyst Intern, City of Eden Prairie

Full job posting: https://umn.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2218363

Position Responsibilities

The Law Enforcement Analyst Intern position assists in analyzing crime patterns and trends to assist with resource deployment for crime prevention and suppression and to aid the investigation process. The Law Enforcement Analyst Intern is expected to perform the following functions: The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

1)     Support Investigations by creating databases for analysis, extracting and verifying pertinent information, managing and organizing information, providing leads, performing data mining and proactively developing targets for further investigation.

2)     Support Patrol by analyzing crime trends, crime patterns and accident statistics using GIS mapping to identify and plan targeted enforcement activities.

3)     Produce visual exhibits such as charts and timelines via computer applications.

4)     Create Eden Prairie based intelligence/activity bulletins to share timely information with department staff, community members and local businesses.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Education: High school diploma required; must be pursuing or have recently completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field such Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Analytics or similar. 

Work Experience: Must have experience working independently with minimal supervision in a busy environment; previous internship preferred; must be able to obtain federal secret clearance level.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook); advanced word processing and composition skills required, a cover letter and resume must be attached with application; Experience using GIS or computer-based analysis programs is preferred.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 28, 2018 at 4:00pm

Review Applications: Week of January 1, 2018

First Round Interviews: Week of January 7, 2019

Final Round Interviews: Week of January 14, 2019

Potential Start Date: February 2019 (flexible depending on school schedule)

For soon-to-be grads: Hiring Part-Time Director for Mapping Prejudice Project

The Director of the Mapping Prejudice Project is responsible for the overall mission and vision of the project, including community engagement, outreach, core project deliverables, and research directions.
The job requires a BA/BS degree in history or a related field.

Learn more here or find the job posting using Job ID #327591 on the University’s job search page.

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 recvolunteers@minneapolisparks.org.

Apply here.

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.

Job Description

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.

To Apply:

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 miner008@umn.edu.

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

Find more information here or email kbulman@mavanetwork.org

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 mqueenan@avenica.com 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 chou.jim.yang@ci.stpaul.mn.us 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:

Programs & Evaluation

Sales & Marketing


Click the links above to learn more about the positions and visit their website for more information about Innocent Classroom.

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 rachel@motivoteus.com.


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/

Apply here.

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 miazg003@umn.edu 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 rthofern@willowkinnifriends.org ornaturalist@willowkinnifriends.org

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 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

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
Email: kabram@2harvest.org

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 (sison005@umn.edu) 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 mcgui026@umn.edu.
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 basantim@umn.edu

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.

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 gl-coordinators@umn.edu 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.