Please update your web browser or disable Compatibility View.

Human Services Large Human Services Organizations/Nursing Homes/Peace Studies and Social Justice Organizations

Full descriptions of the following Internship Opportunities are available in the Internship Files located at the St. Ben’s and St. John’s Career Resource Centers.

NEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are posted in E-link

ONGOING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are listed in alphabetical order. These organizations offer internships year round or every summer. Check the listing for details.

ARCHIVED OPPORTUNITIES are listed in alphabetical order. Don’t overlook these organizations who’ve offered internships in the past. If you find an organization that interests you, check their website or contact them directly for information about current opportunities.


 

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

AIDS Health Project – San Francisco, California                              ON-GOING
The UCSF AIDS Health Project is the premier provider of HIV-related mental health services in San Francisco and has been a pioneer in developing innovative services since its inception in 1984.  Targeting people living with HIV and people at risk of infection, AHP programs include individual psychotherapy and psychological support groups for people with HIV.  The internships begin in July and last for one year.  The work week for interns is 32 hours, and has a monthly stipend.  Applications must be received by March 31 of current year.  For additional information about the AIDS Health Projects visit their website.
CRC CATEGORIES:  (HS) HUMAN SERVICES 

American Red Cross – Minneapolis, MN                                                 ON-GOING
The American Red Cross – Minneapolis Area Chapter announces that numerous internship opportunities are available for the fall and winter/spring terms.  The American Red Cross provides a number of unique opportunities for interns to examine, gain experience, learn from and contribute to the nation’s foremost volunteer emergency services organization.  Responsibilities of the positions will vary based on the goals and skills of the intern and departmental needs.  The available internship opportunities are in the following departments:  Communications, Community Presentations, Development, Disaster Services, Health and Safety Curriculum, Marketing, Volunteer Services, and Youth Services.  An application, background, reference checks and an interview process are required.  Completed applications must be received before interviews are scheduled.  Applications can be requested by phone or can be completed online.  Please direct any questions to the contacts below.  Transportation and parking fees are reimbursed.
CONTACT:    Cindy Bather
ADDRESS:    1201 w River Parkway
                 Minneapolis, MN  55454-2020
PHONE:       (612)872-3222
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.mplsredcross.org
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)  ON-GOING

American Red Cross – St. Paul, MN                                              ON-GOING
The American Red Cross, through its St. Paul Chapter, is offering internships in multiple areas of their organization.  The contributions of student interns enhance the organization’s ability to effectively provide the Red Cross programs and services needed in the community.  Their goal is also to provide students with strong intern positions that combine academic and personal interests with applied work experience.  If you would like more information, visit the career resource centers on either campus for a listing of available opportunities.  You may also contact Lisa Clark with questions.
CONTACT:     Lisa Clark
                  Senior Associate, Volunteer Resources
ADDRESS:     American Red Cross of the St. Paul Area
                  176 South Robert Street
                  St. Paul, MN 55107
PHONE:         (651) 291-6789
FAX:            (651) 290-8993
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
WEBSITE:      www.arcstp.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (ED) EDUCATION, (CI) COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, (CM) COMMUNICATION, (FS) FINANCIAL SERVICES, (HS) HUMAN SERVICES, (SM) SALES AND MARKETING

American Red Cross Presidential Intern Program - Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia        ON-GOING
Description: 
Each intern is assigned a mentor who provides advice on appropriate business practices and career coaching.  Significant projects are presented to interns that require students to apply their previous knowledge and skills in an actual work setting.  By taking part in this experience, students greatly enhance their chances for securing employment at an organization or corporation after graduation.
Responsibilities:  Interns receive Introducation to Disaster courses, partake in national headquarters events, attend government and other NGO sponsored activities, interact with the Red Cross President/CEO and other high-level executives, learn from mentors in the organization and contribute to a unique Presidential Intern Program project.
Application Process:  Interested applicants must apply online by creating a profile and submitting a resume and cover letter.  to access the online job site, go to www.redcross.org, click on jobs, and then click on the Presidential Internship Program tab on the left side of the page.  Deadline: January 31
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Amigos de las Américas – Houston, Texas                                      ON-GOING
Amigos is an international nonprofit organization that was founded in 1965.  The organization trains and provides opportunities for high school and college students to conduct service projects in Latin America and their home communities.  Amigos volunteers and interns spend four to eight weeks in Latin America in a host community with other volunteers.  These individuals work closely with community members and partner agency representatives on projects that address needs identified by their host communities.  Projects focus on issues such as: community health, community service, environmental health, personal skill-building, and creative expression.  Volunteers and interns will gain skills such as designing educational programs and service projects, communicating with people of diverse backgrounds in Spanish or Portuguese, and assessing community resources and opportunities during this time.  If interested, contact AMIGOS or research their website to find out application deadlines, fees and training schedules. 

CONTACT:     Amy Woodell
                 Correspondent Volunteer Administrator
ADDRESS:    Amigos de las Américas
                5618 Star Lane
                 Houston. Texas 77057
PHONE:        (713) 782-5290 or (800) 231-7796
FAX:             (713) 782-9267
EMAIL:         [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.amigoslink.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES, (IP) INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Anna Marie's Alliance- St. Cloud, MN                                  ON-GOING
Anna Marie's is a shelter for women and children who have experienced any kind of domestic abuse.  The shelter provides free basic services including food, shelter, and advocacy for its residents.  The shelter attempts to assist women in finding resources and support to start a life on their own.  Also known as Central MN Task Force for Battered Women. 
CONTACT: Judi Gay
ADDRESS: PO Box 367
              St. Cloud, MN 56303
PHONE:    (320) 253-6900
EMAIL:     [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: GENDER ISSUES (GI) 

Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter – St. Paul, MN              ON-GOING

The Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter is offering a variety of summer internship positions.  The internship program can provide students with the chance to test their skills in a wide range of situations.  Some intern areas are: web design, graphic design, marketing, public relations, health promotions, marketing communications, community outreach, volunteer coordination, and fundraising through special events and grant writing.  The organization is looking for positive, energetic interns who are self-motivated and have strong communication skills.  All interns will need to feel comfort interacting with volunteers on a daily basis.  If interested, direct resumes to Jessica Dickau, the Volunteer and Communications Coordinator

CONTACT:     Jessica Dickau
                 Volunteer and Communications Coordinator
ADDRESS:    Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter
                 1902 Minnehaha Ave West
                 St. Paul, MN 55104-1029
PHONE:        (651) 917-3057 ext: 102 
                  (800) 333-1380 ext: 102
FAX:             (651) 644-4219
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES  (HS)

 Brain Injury Association of Minnesota – Minneapolis                         ON-GOING
Description:  Education Internship. The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is the only nonprofit organization in the state dedicated solely to serving the needs of the 94,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability due to brain injury.  Their mission is to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all people affected by brain injury.  Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, the Education Intern performs a variety of activities to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all people affected by brain injury.  This unpaid internship can be arranged for credit.  Visit their website:  www.braininjurymn.org
Responsibilities:  The Intern may develop presentations for youth and adults, work on various aspects of conference planning, do outreach for support groups or conduct literature reviews and background research on safety topics.  There are a variety of duties and opportunities and responsibilities will vary depending on the interest of the Intern and organization’s workload.
Qualifications:   Position is open to juniors or seniors who have completed some coursework in education, health or social work.  Organized, good communicator with basic computer skills, including PowerPoint.  Research and presentation skills preferred.  An interest in nonprofit organizations is a plus.  We ask for a minimum of one term with 8+ hours per week, primarily weekday hours but a few early evening hours may also be available.    
Application Process:  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 612-378-2742 or [email protected].
CRC CATEGORIES:  Human Services (HS) Education (ED)  

Brain Injury Association of MN – Minneapolis, Minnesota                        ON-GOING
DescriptionMulti Cultural Outreach Internship
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is the only nonprofit organization in the state dedicated solely to serving the needs of the 94,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability due to brain injury.  Their mission is to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all people affected by brain injury.  Under the guidance of the Latino Outreach and Multi-Cultural Outreach Coordinators, the intern performs a variety of activities to help create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.  This unpaid internship can be arranged for credit.
Visit their website:  www.braininjurymn.org.
Responsibilities:  Develop informational materials, attend health fairs and meetings, prepare outreach activities, follow up with new contacts.
Qualifications:  Sophomore, Junior and Senior students who have completed some coursework in sociology, public health, social work or a related field.  Must be organized, a good communicator and able to adapt to changing needs and demands.  Must be comfortable working with diverse communities.  Foreign language skills and /or interest in brain injury a plus. 
Application Process:  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 612-378-2742 or [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (HL) 

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota – Minneapolis                                ON-GOING
Description:  Public Policy Intern - $500 stipend
Under the guidance of the Public policy Director, the Public Policy Intern will assist with strategic organizing and coordination of our grass-roots Citizen Advocate Program.  This position will be focused on preparing advocacy efforts prior to the opening of the legislative session.  This internship can be arranged for credit and is based at the Association office in NE Minneapolis with travel to communities across the state for trainings and organizing activities. This internship will appeal to students with experience or knowledge of disability issues and/or experience with the legislative process, students pursuing a degree in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy or related fields.
Responsibilities and Qualifications:  Conduct grassroots activities, promote Brain Injury Association policy priorities, provide analysis and recommendations regarding community organizing and policy advocacy strategies, represent the Brain Injury Association in a professional manner, coordinate Brain Injury Association of Minnesota’s Action Alerts, previous knowledge/experience of disability issues and/or experience with the legislative process, interest in advocacy for persons with disabilities, excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team.  CONTACT:  If interested in applying, please send your resume to [email protected]  Attention:  Volunteer Coordinator.
CRC CATEGORY:    GOVERNMENT (GO) HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota – Minneapolis                       ON-GOING
Description:
  Resource Facilitation Intern - Unpaid
Under the guidance of the Director of Consumer Services and Senior Resource Facillitator, the intern directly assists the team of Resource Facilitators to provide timely information, resources and advocacy to clients calling the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota for the first time as well as individuals who are enrolled in the Resource Facilitation (hospital discharge) program. 
Responsibilities:  Callind providers for informationa about their services for Association's referral databasek, researching rehabilitation information by phone, internet and in-house library, conducting closure surveys with consumers by phone, working in association database, adding new consumers, updating folders, identiftying resources or services for consumers, providing administrative and organizational support for Resource Facilitators, finding new articles and organizing current library of articles and conducting quality assurance support calls.
Qualifications:  Open to juniors and seniors who have completed some coursework in human services, health, social work or a related field.  Self-motivated, organized and able to multi-task.  Good communication, problem-solving, and research skills are essential.  Strong computer skills required, experience with Access helpful.  Interest in brain injury and experience handling confidential information a plus.
CONTACT:  If interested in applying, please send your resume to [email protected]  Attention:  Volunteer Coordinator.
CRC CATEGORY:   HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Volunteer Program Intern
Description:  Under the guidance of the Volunteer Coordinator, the Volunteer Program Intern performs a variety of recruitment, placement, training and administrative duties to support our program, administrative and event volunteers.
Responsibilities:  Volunteer recruitment, including conducting needs assessments, developing new position descriptions, updating postings, and doing outreach to schools, businesses and community organizations, coordinate training, recruitment and tracking processes for Volunteer Speakers Bureau, provide guidance, leadership and oversight of volunteers working on the web service directory project.  This includes recruiting volunteers, calling service providers and working with staff to develop a comprehensive, useful service directory.  Support staff working with volunteers and promote professional development of volunteer management skills.  Volunteer program administration, including updating databases, files, and reports and preparing for trainings and meetings.
Qualifications:  Minimum junior pursuing a degree in Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, Nonprofit Management or related field.  Outgoing individual with outstanding computer and organization skills.  Ability to protect the confidentiality of consumer data.  Interest in brain injury or disability issues a plus.  Non profit experience helpful.  Minimum of one term with 8+ hrs/wk.
Application Process:  If interested, contact:
CONTACT:    Kimberly F., Volunteer Coordinator
PHONE:        (612) 378-2742
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN                                       ON-GOING
A Catholic Charities emergency service provides emergency financial assistance, a food shelf, clothing and emergency counseling services to those individuals who indicate they have a need.  Intern involvement and activities will include:  being involved in all aspects of client services, working with intake counselors, providing one-on-one counseling in financial situations, initiate contact with referral service agencies and businesses, assisting in the documentation of requested and provided services and researching additional community resource possibilities.  Student training toward a B.A. /B.S. degree in social work, psychology, human relations or a related field is required.  This is a spring full-time or part-time internship.  To apply, please complete the application on the website.  For more information call Diane at the phone number listed below.          
CONTACT:     Diane             
ADDRESS:   Catholic Charities
                911 18th Ave.
               St. Cloud, MN  56303
PHONE:        (320) 650-1559
WEBSITE:      www.ccstcloud.org
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN                                                 ON-GOING

Emergency Services Program Support               

Description:  Emergency Food Program, Clothing Program, Financial Services, and Triage Mental Health Counseling.  Special social services programs include Senior Outreach, Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Nutrition Education Project, Back to School Program, Quilts Program, Career Closet, the Baby Layette Program, Birthday Boxes, Food Baskets, Toys for Tots.  The programs depend on volunteer help; volunteers provide 12,000 hours of help each year.

Responsibilities: Work with donors, business, churches, and organizations in the community. Prepare and publish media news information regarding the program services. Be apart of team planning, organizing, and managing large food and clothing drives and fundraising projects.

Requirements:  Advancement towards BA/BS degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other Human Services field.

Application Process:  Please submit resume and application to contact below. Download and complete application from website below.
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS), EVENT PLANNING (EP), MANAGEMENT (MA)
CONTACT:     Diane Swenson
PHONE:        (320) 650-1559
WEBSITE:     www.ccstcloud.org

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN                                        ON-GOING

Description: Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home is a program for troubled youth.  The organization provides a wealth of experiential learning opportunities for college interns coming from a variety of majors, including social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, child/family studies, and human relations.  During an internship one will gain experience as a youth counselor and obtain the following Responsibilities: facilitate and co-facilitate large and small group sessions, provide written documentation of daily activities, and be aware of how family and family sessions are being integrated into the treatment program.  Catholic Charities is seeking summer interns.  These are three-month long internship with the individual working at least 24 hours per week. Full-time is preferred both for the agency and student’s benefit.  A formal orientation to the entire agency, meetings, and in-service training is also required.  The interns must be 21 years of age or older.

ADDRESS:    1730 7th Ave. S.
                 St. Cloud, MN  56301
PHONE:        (320) 650-1559 
FAX:             (320) 650-1528
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

 

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN      (Cottage 4 and 5)                   ON-GOING

There are 2 unpaid internships available: Cottage 4 is a position for a minimum of 3 months and at least 20 hours /week. Cottage 5 is a full-time position for a minimum of 3 months and at 30-36 hours/week.

Description:  Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home is a program for troubled youth.  Treatment is based on the premise that students are coping with their lives and cannot move ahead while living at home or is a less restrictive setting. This internship opportunity provides learning opportunities for college interns coming from a variety of majors, including social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, child and family studies, and human relations.
Responsibilities: Participate in and evaluate individual counseling sessions, attend and participate in unit meetings and work within a team atmosphere, facilitate large and small group sessions, and be aware of how family and family sessions are being integrated into the treatment program.
Requirements:  Interns must attend orientation, meetings, and in-service training sessions, flexible schedule is needed (most hours are afternoons and evenings), and intern must be 21 years of age.
Application Process:  To apply, please complete an Auxiliary Application form at one of the sites listed below.

CONTACT:     Diane Swenson
PHONE:        (320) 650-1525
ADDRESS:    Catholic Charities                St. Cloud Children’s Home
                 911 18th St. N.                  1726 7th Ave. So.  
                 St. Cloud, MN 56303           St. Cloud, MN 56301

WEBSITE:    www.ccstcloud.org
CRC CATEGORIES: HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (HL), HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Central MN Sexual Assault Center - St. Cloud, MN                                      ON-GOING
Volunteer Advocates are now needed at the St. Cloud location.  Both male and females advocated are needed.  Training inlcudes: crisis line, hospital response, criminial justice informationa and much more.  Requires caring, compassion and committment.  It provides an opportunity to get involved with an important issue an gain valuable experience.  Provides the possibility for an internship.  If interested, please call the Central MN Sexual Assault Center at: 320-251-4357.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Children’s HeartLink – Edina, MN                                                  ON-GOING     

Description: Children’s HeartLink is an international medical charity that has been mobilizing individuals to treat and prevent heart disease in needy children for over 35 years. Interns assist volunteer medical teams preparing for travel or returning from missions abroad, assist communications staff, conduct Internet research, update information on patient and supply databases, coordinate communication with international cardiac outreach organizations, attend program related meetings, assist in coordination of donated medical supplies, assist with special events as needed, and potential translation work if intern is proficient in a second language.  Interns should be able to commit 2 work days (approximately 16 hours) per week of service from September to Mid-December at HeartLink international headquarters in Edina, MN.  This internship is unpaid.

Application Process:  Please send an email to the email address below with a resume and cover letter that identify term interested in applying for, why you were motivated to apply, and how you heard about the internship, including a short writing sample (2-3 pages).  Preference is given to intern applicants who pursue grants or school programs offering financial compensation or academic credit.

CONTACT:     Karen Baumgaertner, International Programs Associate

ADDRESS:    Children’s HeartLink
                 5075 Arcadia Avenue
                 Minneapolis, MN 55436-2306
PHONE:        (952) 928-4860 ext. 12
FAX:             (952) 928-4859
TOLL FREE:   (888) 928-6678
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS), HEALTH/ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (HL), (IP) INTERCULTURAL

 

Chrysalis - Minneapolis, MN                                                 ON-GOING

Chrysalis is looking for several fall interns to work with women and their families to improve their lives.  Chrysalis is an organization that works to organize resources and support so women and children can lead healthy lives.  There are several intern positions which need to be filled.  Chrysalis is looking for a resource counseling intern to provide support information and referral services to women who call or walk into Chrysalis.  The intern would be responsible for attending a divorce information session, assisting women who call or walk into Chrysalis and identifying possible alternatives and solutions, referring women to other individuals, agencies and organizations which can be of assistance, and performing other tasks including attending an in-service session.  The internship is 150 hours and is unpaid.  Interested students should contact the name listed below.

CONTACT:     Tara Uppman, Volunteer Coordinator
PHONE:        (612) 870-2420
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Common Hope – St. Paul, MN                                                       ON-GOING

Common Hope (formerly The Godchild Project) is a nonprofit organization serving impoverished children and families living in the highlands of Guatemala. Godchild is a child sponsorship program where over 1,600 sponsored children and their families receive assistance in the areas of health care, education, housing, and other human development programs. Common Hope is looking for individuals who have a personal desire to serve those less advantaged, an interest in learning how a small nonprofit works "from the inside," and good written and oral communication skills. Common Hope’s needs for assistance are ever changing. If you are interested in joining their staff, you are encouraged to contact them to learn about the opportunities Common Hope has available to suit your interests and skills. Internships are available year-long in the areas of fundraising and communication as well as other areas. Common Hope is willing to work with students to receive college credit.

CONTACT:     Michelle Regnier

ADDRESS:    Common Hope
                 550 Vandalia Street
                 PO Box 14298
                 St. Paul, MN 55114
PHONE:        (651) 917-7458
FAX:             (651) 917-7458
WEBSITE:      http://www.commonhope.org/
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS), GLOBAL/INTERCULTURAL/FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (IP)

Como Park Living at Home/Block Nurse Program - Saint Paul, MN -- Paid           ON-GOING        Description:  Como Park Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a supportive neighborhood Service for seniors looking for a service/volunteer coordinator intern to coordinate volunteer, respite and supportive services to neighborhood seniors and their caregivers.
Responsibilities:  Develop volunteer and respite guidelines and policies with Program Director and Board of Directors, develop volunteer and respite job descriptions, recruit, screen, select, train and place volunteers, maintain appropriate records and reports fo volunteer activities, develop on-going and annual volunteer recognition, and perform other related duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.  Assist the case manager in fulfilling the requirements of each client's care plan or volunteer services, collaborate with Program Director and appropriate LAH/BNP staff to become familiar with community resources for seniors and their caregivers, maintain resource files, and make appropriate referrals for non-nursing clients, and collaborate with Program Director and appropriate LAH/BNP staff to develop and implement health education, social and support programs for seniors and their caregivers.
Qualifications:  Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently are required.  Experience in home care and/or geriatrics, good knowledge of local community resources and experience in social services or related field is preferred.
Application Process:  Resumes should be sent via email or fax to the following:
CONTACT:      Lisa Bernardy
EMAIL:           [email protected]
FAX:               (651) 644-3575
PHONE:          (651) 642-1127
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS) (1/07)

Dakota Communities – Minneapolis, MN                                         ON-GOING

Dakota Communities is a private not-for-profit corporation providing residential and support services to people with developmental disabilities and other disabilities.  They offer services in over 30 locations throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area.  Their internship programs provide a well-rounded base of knowledge focused on the unique supports required when providing services to people with disabilities.  Oversight of social work interns is provided by a qualified staff member with a background and degree in social work.  Students who are interested in an internship with Dakota Communities must provide two letters of recommendations, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and be able to complete an internship of 12 weeks or per the requirements of the academic program.

CONTACT:     Cory Springhorn

E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

East Central Senior Resource Center – Mora, MN                             ON-GOING

Description: The East Central Senior Resource Center located in Mora, Minnesota is a regional focal point, serving the Minnesota counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabeck, Mille Lacs and Pine through programs and services which support the organization’s mission.  The intern positions being offered are directly supervised by and will work closely with, other program staff.  Each internship will include emphasis on public policy, community planning, resource development and managing administrative details, with other specific responsibilities as needed.  Interns may also identify and take on projects of interest that relate to services for older adults.  Three separate positions are currently being offered:  a Development Intern, a Public Relations Intern and a Human Services Intern.  Applicants should be undergraduate students who understand services related to older adults and who are computer literate.  The internship will have a minimum commitment of 160 hours.  Training is provided with references, letters of recommendation and a $500 stipend upon completion of the internship.                                           

ADDRESS:  East Central Senior Resource Center
100 Park St. S
Mora, MN  55051
E-MAIL[email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  COMMUNICATION - PUBLIC RELATIONS (CM), HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

The Executive Pathways Internship Program – St. Paul, MN                                 ON-GOING
Description:  The Executive Pathways Internship Program is designed to focus on the development of students who are pursuing public sector careers. DHS oversees the provision of health care, social services, and economic assistance to more than 500,000 Minnesotans.  Internships through this program may be related to health care, economic support, community mental health, family and children’s services, and services to seniors and people with disabilities. This is a paid internship.
Responsibilities:  Working and learning in a complex government management system, making highly visible policy decisions that impact Minnesotan’s quality of life.  Interns will be supervised by individuals knowledgeable about building and shaping public policy.  These supervisors will provide the intern with leadership, consultation, and support to students in a positive work environment so that Interns will be able to fully focus on their work at hand.
Qualifications:  Looking for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the areas of public policy, social work, law and related fields.  Must be in good academic standing.  Approximately 480 hours beginning in late winter or early spring, working 40 hours per week and finishing in early summer.
Application Process:  For more information or to apply, please contact the following:        
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Office for Equal Opportunity
P.O. Box 64997
St. Paul, MN  55164-0997
Telephone:     651-431-3041
Email:           [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Friends for a Non-Violent World – Minneapolis, MN                         ON-GOING

Interns have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of peacemaking tasks, but they also choose a project of focus for which they provide significant staff support. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the internship is the opportunity to interact with experienced Quaker activists through weekly meetings and journal entries. This is a paid internship.
Responsibilities include: take significant responsibility for organizing work related to a project of the intern’s choice, such as People Camp or the Alternatives to Violence Project; Meet regularly with a Mentor, who will provide supervision in reading and keeping a journal, as well as providing opportunities for reflection on one’s experiences; Participate in planning summer events with FNVW staff and volunteers; Attend some summer events sponsored by FNVW and assist in events as needed, for example, staffing a literature table at an community event or participating in a workshop; learn and practice office procedures and provide general assistance in the FNVW office; Attend at least one FNVW Board of Directors meeting.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Girl Scouts – Land of Lakes Council – Waite Park, MN                    ON-GOING
Girls Scouts - Land of Lakes Council strives to serve all girls to help them develop into caring, competent and confident women through progressive, innovative programming, and stewardship of their human and financial resources.  The intern will be given the opportunity to learn about volunteer management in a non-profit organization, and to interact with the non-profit community.  Intern qualifications for this position include a willingness to learn about, understand, embrace and promote the Girl Scout philosophy, computer proficiency, willingness to travel, and able to provide own transportation.  This internship if offered in the summer and/or fall at approximately 20 hours per week.  The intern will become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA and receive membership benefits during their internship.  To apply, send a resume to Renee Cardarelle at the address below.

CONTACT:     Renee Cardarelle
ADDRESS:    Girl Scouts – Land of Lakes Council
                 Waite Park Service Center
                 117 South 4th St.
                 Waite Park, MN 56367
PHONE:        (320) 252-2952 ext. 236

EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) – Minneapolis, MN                           ON-GOING

Lutheran Social Services is dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness in our community through acts of service. The organization is seeking an intern to help develop and maintain a network for receiving donations to support clients, update recognition boards and display material, and work with special projects to support volunteers and staff.  The intern should have the desire for the thrill of accomplishment, have strong organizational and communication skills, be willing to learn about LSS and housing services programs and have the knowledge of word processing.  LSS offers training to interns with regard to special projects and particular tasks prior to beginning the internship.  Benefits of this internship are learning and developing skills for volunteer management, learning about and deepening understanding of an agency working to end homelessness and feeling good about helping others with critical tasks.  This is a three-month opportunity available from April 1.                                       

CONTACT:     Volunteer Coordinator
ADDRESS:    Lutheran Social Services
                2414 Park Ave
                Minneapolis, MN
PHONE:        (612) 879-5233
MAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Make-A-Wish Foundation: Marketing, Communications & Development – Minneapolis, MN                                                                 ON-GOING
Description:
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hop, strength, and joy.  For undergraduate students in sociology, human service programs, public relations, marketing, communications, business, child related programs, and interest in non-profit careers.  Interns will gain experiences in assisting in their field of study in a non-profit, wish granting organization.  Marketing, Communications, & Development interns assist in the coordination of fundraising, special events, and outreach efforts of the organization.  Some part-time and full-time interns will receive a paid stipend.) (09/06) CONTACT: Kristen Lenz, Volunteer Coordinator
ADDRESS:Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota
                5155 East River Road, Suite 413
                Minneapolis, MN 55421
                http://www.wishmn.org
PHONE:    (763) 398-1252
EMAIL:     [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS), MARKETING/PROMOTIONS (CM

Meridian Services – Minneapolis, MN                                    ON--GOING

Meridian Services is a social services agency dedicated to providing quality services to people who have developmental disabilities.  They currently have immediate openings for full-time, part-time paid internships.  The opportunities are available throughout the Twin Cities area.  They are great opportunities for Social Work and Psychology Students who are looking to gain experience in Human Services. 

CONTACT:     Laura, Human Resources
PHONE:        (952) 591-9091 ext. 101
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Minnesota Department of Human Services – St. Paul, MN                                ON-GOING
(There are various opportunities available, please contact Career Resource Center or the Internship Program Office)  
Description
:  The Executive Pathways Internship Program is designed to focus on the development of students who are pursuing public sector careers. DHS oversees the provision of health care, social services, and economic assistance to more than 500,000 Minnesotans.  Internships through this program may be related to health care, economic support, community mental health, family and children’s services, and services to seniors and people with disabilities. This is a paid internship that is looking for interns that begin the end of May or beginning of June.
Responsibilities:  Working and learning in a complex government management system, making highly visible policy decisions that impact Minnesotan’s quality of life.  Interns will be supervised by individuals knowledgeable about building and shaping public policy.  These supervisors will provide the intern with leadership, consultation, and support to students in a positive work environment so that Interns will be able to fully focus on their work at hand.
Qualifications:  Looking for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the areas of public policy, social work, law and related fields.  Must be in good academic standing.  Approximately 480 hours beginning in late winter or early spring, working 40 hours per week and finishing in early summer.
Application Process: Application must be typed, not hand written and can be received via email at [email protected] or by telephone (651) 431-3040. You may mail or bring your completed application, including two letters of recommendation and an unofficial transcript to the address below. All materials must be in hard copy, not electronically. Deadline is December 8.        
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Office for Equal Opportunity
P.O. Box 64997
St. Paul, MN  55164-0997
Telephone:     651-431-3041
Email[email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Minnesota Literacy Council – St. Paul, MN                           ON-GOING

The Minnesota Literacy Council seeks motivated individuals for the Summer Reads Program.  This is a 40-hour-per-week position where individuals will work with groups, one-on-one reading sessions, and establish reading programs for children.  Interns will tutor school children in either reading or writing, create daily activities that make the most of the time one spends with children, and work with teachers and educational staff to best complement their programs.  Interns will receive $1,000 educational award to pay back federal student loans or help pay for tuition, a bi-weekly living allowance, mileage reimbursement, and the opportunity to work with a diverse group of children to develop literacy skills.  Individuals should be 18 years of ago or older, capable of working with children eight hours per day, and energetic with a positive attitude. This is an ongoing program.  Dates for Summer are: required pre-service training, June 19-20.  St. Paul positions begin June 23 and end August 13; Minneapolis position begin June 30, and end August 20. Application deadline is March 28.

CONTACT:     Megan Conley
                 Summer Reads Coordinator
ADDRESS:    Minnesota Literacy Council
                756 Transfer Rd.
                St. Paul, MN 55114
PHONE:        (651) 645-2277 (ext. 214)
FAX:             (651) 645-2272
WEBSITE:     www.americorps.org  or www.theMLC.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (ED) EDUCATION (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

Minnesota WorkForce Center – St. Cloud, MN                                ON-GOING    

Description: The Minnesota WorkForce center in St. Cloud has offered seven paid internships each academic year for the past eight years.  Interns work in career centers at area high schools and must be available both fall and spring semesters.  Interns will promote the information and services of the WorkForce Center focusing on the career, employment and educational information available on the employer’s website, make presentations to groups of students, develop and work with job shadowing and assist in the career resource center.  This position includes 24 hours every two week pay period at $8/hr.  Qualified applicants will need to be computer literate and possess excellent communication skills. 

Application Process: send resume via email or U.S. mail. 

CONTACT:     Rick Denk
                  PO Box 67
                  St. Cloud, MN  56302
PHONE:         (320) 255-2927
EMAIL:          [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  Management (MA),  Human Services (HS)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Minneapolis, MN                      ON-GOING

The mission of the MS Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.  The Minnesota chapter provides a vast array of programs for people with MS including exercise classes, support groups, outings and summer camps, employment counseling, and referral services.   There are numerous internships available.   They include internships in client services, minority and rural outreach, communication, human resources, special events, health education, housing research, and non-visible symptoms.  For further information about any of these internships please visit the organization’s website.

ADDRESS:    National MS Society
                200 12th Ave. S.
                Minneapolis, MN  55415
EMAIL:       [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: Human Services (HS)

Nonprofits Sector Research Fund – Washington, D.C.                      ON-GOING
Fellowship Opportunity for Minority Students – Fall Paid Internship
The Nonprofits Sector Research Fund (http://www.nonprofitresearch.org),
a subprogram of the Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program of the Aspen Institute (http://www.aspeninstitute.org),is now accepting applications for the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students.
Description: The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the fund.  The fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations.  The intern undertakes general research and program support for the fund’s grant-making and outreach efforts.
Requirements: Interns are based on academic excellent and need. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups and are U.S. citizens.  Must be able to intern fro 10-15 weeks at Washington, D.C.  A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 is awarded depending on the recipient’s education level, financial need, and time commitment.
Application Process: For complete program information and application procedures, visit Nonprofit Sector Research Fund’s Web site:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003062/nonprofitresearch
Application
deadline is July 15.
CRC CATEGORIES: GLOBAL/INTERCULTURAL/FOREIGN LANGUAGE (IP) HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Nonviolent Peaceforce - Minneapolis, MN           PAID                           ON-GOING
Description: 
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a nonpartisan unarmed peacekeeping force composed of trained civilians from around the world.  In partnership with local groups, Nonviolent Peaceforce members apply proven nonviolent strategies to protect human rights, deter violence, and help create space for local peacemakers to carry out their work.
Responsibilities:  The interns will work in the administrative offic on a variety of projects, as well as attend weekly intern meetings where they learn about the organization and nonviolence, through guest speakers, field trips, discussions, and media.  Interns become part of a community dedicated to working and learning together, while promoting peace in the world.  Internships all focus on furthering the work of Nonviolent Peaceforce.  A variety of interest areas are offered including fundraising support (including attracting new donors, increasing participation or current donors, or international tourism), campaign and event planning, PR and communication.
Qualifications:  Ability to follow written and verbal directions well and to work autonomously.  Commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce, commitment to work cooperatively and grow personally.  Preference is given to interns who can attend meetings and work Fridays.
Application Process:  To apply:  Email resume, cover letter (limit 3, double-spaced, typed pages answering Which term and which interest area you are applying for? Describe an experience that influenced your desire to work here.  What do you hope to learn from this internship, including how does this internship relate to future educational/career goals?  How will you benefit Nonviolent Peaceforce), and contact information for 3 referenceces to:
CONTACT:    Beka Hamlett-Leisen, Internship Coordinator
                425 Oak Grove Street
                Minneapolis, MN  55403
EMAIL:         [email protected]
PHONE:        612-207-8897 or 612-871-0005
WEBSITE:    www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS) MANAGEMENT (MA)

Northwest Youth & Family Services – Mounds View, MN                 ON-GOING

NYFS is a community based non-profit in northern Ramsey County focused on children’s mental health and youth development.  This summer there are openings for interns to work in the Youth Employment Training Program in Mounds View, MN.  The intern will assist youth participants in developing job and life skills while maintaining a high business standard at Penny Pinchers Thrift Store.  Interns will have the opportunity to provide support to youth using a strength-based, solution-focused youth development model of program development and implementation.  Prospective interns must have taken college coursework in social work, social services, human services, education or youth development, have experience working with children, be able to lift 45 pounds and be able to work 4-12 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks.  To apply, please contact Kris Boback.

CONTACT:     Kris Boback
PHONE:         (651) 379-3432
E-MAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Park Nicollet HealthSource – Minneapolis, MN                                ON-GOING

Park Nicollet HealthSource, part of Park Nicollet Institute, provides comprehensive services to encourage healthier lifestyles through health assessment and education.  HealthSource is an industry leader in healthy promotion of consulting, programming, screening, health fairs and fitness services.  Their internship program is designed to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in a variety of health promotion settings. HealthSource is currently offering up to eight internship opportunities.  The intern can work within one of the following two programs: worksite health promotion or fitness center management and health promotion.  Both positions offer interns an in-depth experience which requires a minimum commitment of 400 hours.  These are unpaid positions with flexible hours to accommodate the interns and their outside employment.  To apply, send a completed application form, cover letter, and current resume at least four months prior to the desired start date of the internship. 

ADDRESS: Park Nicollet HealthSource
              3800 Park Nicollet Blvd.
              Minneapolis, MN 55416
PHONE:     (952) 993-3534 or (952) 993-1032
WEBSITE: www.healthsource.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICE

Partners for Violence Prevention – St. Paul, MN                            ON-GOING

The mission of PVP is to promote peace, reduce the incidence and impact of violence, and build the capacity for violence prevention in the community.  The Family Violence Prevention Program with a Focus on Health Care combines a multi-cultural approach to community-based learning with programs that work in the health care field.  The ultimate goal is to break the silence of family violence and to help the community recognize violence as an epidemic that has enormous financial costs to the providers, the victims/survivors, their families, and society as a whole. Interns are responsible for facilitating meetings with community, hospital, and clinic settings around violence prevention; developing creative projects for children and families that teach positive parenting; assisting with pampering sessions provided to women at battered women’s shelters; and working with behavioral specialists by providing resources for staff.  Qualities desired in intern candidates include self-motivated, dependable, ability to work as a member of a team and commitment to violence prevention, and some form of reliable transportation.  This position is paid a stipend; hours are flexible and arranged between site and intern but are not 40 hours per week.  The position is an annual position, meaning academic year long, not just a semester. 

CONTACT:     Nicole Albaugh|
ADDRESS:      Partners for Violence Prevention
                 340 Walnut Street
                 St. Paul, MN 55102
PHONE:        (651) 241-5864
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS), INTERCULTURAL (IP)

St. Cloud Hospital/Centracare Systems – St. Cloud, MN – Spring, Summer, Fall
Communications Interns
Responsibilities: Interns work on a wide range of projects including writing media releases, writing copy for hospital publications, designing an internal newsletter, assisting with special events, assisting with brochure development, assisting with ad development and placement, performing some clerical duties and completing special projects as assigned.  
Hours: A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week is required generally between 8a.m. to 5p.m... Intern may be asked to work during evenings and weekends to assist with special events and/or tours.
Application Process:   Deadline December 1, 2006. Send resume and letter of interest to:
CONTACT:    Jeanine Nistler – Communications Director
                                     St. Cloud Hospital
                                     1406 Sixth Ave. N.
                                     St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901
PHONE:                          320-251-2700 (ext. 54194)
WEBSITE:                      www.centracare.com
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

St. Cloud Children’s Home, Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN           ON-GOING
The St. Cloud Children’s Home provides a wealth of experiential learning opportunities for college interns coming from a variety of majors including: social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, child and family studies, and human relations.  Responsibilities for an intern in this position will be group/individual counseling, behavior management skills, teaching social skills/social responsibilities, role modeling, and active participation in a team-based approach to treatment of emotional disturbances.  The internship will be a minimum of three months and at least 24 hours per week with some weekend work required.  The intern must also have a formal orientation to the entire agency and attend meetings and in-service training sessions suitable to his or her experience.  The intern must also be 21 years of age. 
CONTACT:     St. Cloud Children’s Home
                 Supervisor of Residential Services
ADDRESS:    1726 Seventh Avenue South
                St. Cloud, MN 56301
PHONE:        (320) 650 – 1500
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

St. David’s Child Development and Family Services - Minneapolis, MN        ON-GOING
St. David’s is looking for several interns in ongoing opportunities.  These opportunities can be filled immediately and candidates will be sought until the positions are filled. In-home support specialists work part-time and provide services and in-home support for 3-5 clients with developmental disabilities.  Interns will be responsible for implementing foals from client’s individual service plan and providing goal analysis reports.  Responsibilities may also include assisting with behavior management, socialization and community integration.  Interested applicants should have a valid driver’s license, own their own vehicle, have some experience working with individuals with special needs and be willing to travel in the metro area.
Group home support specialists work full-time to provide direct support to three adolescent males in a home setting.  Interns will provide for the care and safety of individuals, assist in community activities and home-living skills, and communicate with each individual, other group home staff and supervisor.  Interested applicants must have their own vehicle and valid driver’s license.  Preferred applicants will have experience working with both adolescents and those with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Home and community support staff work part-time to provide in-home care and support to a child with special needs.  The intern will be able to take part in all aspects of daily living.  Interested applicants should want to work one-on-one with a child who has special needs and have reliable transportation.  Experience with typical children and/or children with special needs is helpful, but not necessary.
CONTACT:     Karly Anderson, Recruiter
PHONE:        (952) 548-8613
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

St. David’s Child Development and Family Services – Mpls., MN      ON-GOING

St. David’s is looking for several interns in ongoing opportunities.  These opportunities can be filled immediately and candidates will be sought until the positions are filled.
In-home support specialists work part-time and provide services and in-home support for 3-5 clients with developmental disabilities.  Interns will be responsible for implementing foals from client’s individual service plan and providing goal analysis reports.  Responsibilities may also include assisting with behavior management, socialization and community integration.  Interested applicants should have a valid driver’s license, own their own vehicle, have some experience working with individuals with special needs and be willing to travel in the metro area.
Group home support specialists work full-time to provide direct support to three adolescent males in a home setting.  Interns will provide for the care and safety of individuals, assist in community activities and home-living skills, and communicate with each individual, other group home staff and supervisor.  Interested applicants must have their own vehicle and valid driver’s license.  Preferred applicants will have experience working with both adolescents and those with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Home and community support staff work part-time to provide in-home care and support to a child with special needs.  The intern will be able to take part in all aspects of daily living.  Interested applicants should want to work one-on-one with a child who has special needs and have reliable transportation.  Experience with typical children and/or children with special needs is helpful, but not necessary.

CONTACT:     Karly Anderson, Recruiter
PHONE:        (952) 548-8613
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Social Security Administration - Student Serving America - St. Cloud, MN                  ON-GOING
Employees of the Social Security Administration administer the Social Security Act and its various amendments and legislative changes.  From its modest beginning, Social Security has grown to become an essential facet of modern life.
Description: Intern is assigned to the St. Cloud office which is responsible for the direct delivery of services for the Social Securtiy Administration's retirement, survivors and disability programs, the Black Lung Benefits program and the Supplementary Securtiy Income program.  He/she have a variety of administrative and operational staff duties.  Depending on intern's course of study, year in school and strengths and interests.
Qualifications:  Graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in good academic standing.  Must be enrolled in or carrying a combination of courses, research projects, or special studies which meets on half or 50 percent of the academic workload standards and practices of the institution.
Responsibilities:  Assisting with llocal or area outreach, with state agencies, medical and mental facilities, community groups, etc.  Assisting with studies of administrative practices to detect deficiencies and recommend methods of improvement, researching and preparing responses to congressional inquiries, assisting with customer surveys and analysis, appropriate technical/programmatic activities, and assisting the office with service to the public in an agreed upon manner.
Application process:  Send a current resume and a brief statement of interest, either by mail or electronic form, to:
CONTACT:      Social Security Administration
                 3800 8th St. N.  Suite 100
                 St. Cloud, MN  56303
                 ATTN:  Lisa Robinson
EMAIL:          [email protected]
FAX:              (320) 252-7870
CRC CATEGORY:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS) 

Stearns-Benton Employment and Training Council - St. Cloud, MN            ON-GOING
The Stearns-Benton Employment and Training Council offers ongoing internships for students wanting to learn about the recruitment counseling, training and placement of clients in vocational choices assuring that the skills, abilities and interests of each client will be enhanced allowing them to live an independent lifestyle.  Responsibilities will include assessing preliminary information to prepare for open vocational counseling sessions, recognizing the need for further testing and assist in providing access to that testing, assisting in counseling clients through group and individual sessions to develop realistic vocational goals, assisting in maintaining good networking relationships with community resource agencies, and assisting in the development of group activities such as workshops.  Majors such as sociology, psychology, and education will be considered in addition to social work.  Interested candidates should contact the person below to set up a meeting or request information.
CONTACT:     Lorelle Jones, Personnel Technician
                  Minnesota WorkForce Center
ADDRESS:    Stearns-Benton Employment and Training Council
                 3333 West Division St., Suite 212
                 St. Cloud, MN 56301
EMAIL:         [email protected]
PHONE:        (320) 229-5707
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Tree Trust – St. Louis Park, MN                                           ON-GOING
Tree Trust is seeking persons interested in working as supervisory staff for the State and Federally funded Summer Youth Employment Program. Crew Leader responsibilities include: direct supervision, training and discipline of an eight member youth crew; enforcement of work rules and regulations; maintaining daily attendance, payroll and tool inventory records, completing weekly reports, project reports, and crew member evaluations. Tree Trust is seeking candidates with experience related to youth work, and/or knowledge of basic construction and landscaping techniques. Technical and classroom training is provided to round out staff’s experience level. All pre-program training is required and paid. Work takes place throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Support is provided by the Site Supervisor and Recruiter/Counselor. Pay is very competitive and 40 hours/week is guaranteed for 10 weeks. Application deadline is mid-April.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

United Way of Central Minnesota – St. Cloud, MN                          ON-GOING
The United Way of Central Minnesota is offering a Community Initiatives Internship.  This is an unpaid, fall internship that requires a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week.  The individual will learn about the network of human service agencies involved in the United Way Organization, enhance their communication skills and gain experience working as a team.  The intern will be responsible for organizing and participating in: initiatives impacting community needs, fund raising projects, volunteer awards programs, and weekly staff meetings.  They will also participate in United Way research projects related to community strengths and needs and work with the Training Opportunities Team which focuses on diversity/cultural competence trainings.   

CONTACT:     Betty Schnettler, Director of Community Initiatives
ADDRESS:    2700 1ST Street North, Suite #300
                 St. Cloud, MN 56303
PHONE:        (320) 252-0227
FAX:             (320) 252-6213
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  Human Services (HS) 

USCF Aids Health Project – San Francisco, California                       ON-GOING

The USCF Aids Health Project recruits interns from public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe each year.  There is a variety of internships available, they are competitive, one year long and begin in July.  Remuneration is $800 per month with a stipend of $800 for housing.  Please visit the website www.ucsf-ahp.org for further information about the responsibilities and qualifications of this internship. 

Application Process:  See website for application process.  Applications must be received by March 31 of the internship year. 

CONTACT:    UCSF AIDS Health Project
                Staffing Coordinator
                Box 0884
                San Francisco, CA   94143
PHONE:       415-476-3890
FAX:           415-476-3613
CRC CATEGORIES:  HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (HL) PUBLIC RELATIONS (CM) HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

WISE (Women’s Initiative for Self Improvement) – St. Paul, MN –                 ON-GOING
Various Internships Available
WISE programs address both personal and societal factors that affect the empowerment of women and girls.  All of WISE’s programs highlight leadership development and capacity building in order to empower immigrant and refugee women and girls who, in turn, become involved and create solutions in their lives and in their communities.  WISE is currently seeking volunteers and interns for the following position:  Interpreters for Hmong and Spanish, Marketing and Research, Writer/editing, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Research Analyst, Human Resources.  If interested in an internship please contact the following:
CONTACT:     
Wilhemina Holder, Executive Director
WISE
Hamline Park Plaza
570 Asbury Street, Suite 110
St. Paul, MN   55104
PHONE:          651-646-3268
FAX:            651-646-3278
CRC CATEGORIES:   GLOBAL/INTERCULTURAL (IP) GENDER ISSUES (GI) HUMAN SERVICES (HS),  COMMUNICATIONS WEB DESIGN (CM)

Youth Service Bureau – Forest Lake, MN                                       ON-GOING
The Youth Service Bureau is dedicated to youth and the prevention of problems many youth face.  They are searching for an intern to perform a variety of tasks including: co-facilitating peer groups and educational classes, contacting and communicating with victims, developing curriculum, and assisting in the supervision of Community Work Service Crews.  All applicants should be juniors or seniors in college with a GPA of 2.0.  They must also want to work with youth and their families and be enthusiastic, organized, and creative.  For an application contact Laure Drolson at the address below.  With questions contact Amanda Bowman.
EMAIL:        
CONTACT:    Amanda Bowman
                 Marketing and Development Associate
ADDRESS:    Youth Service Bureau
                 244 North Lake Street
                 Forest Lake, MN
PHONE:        (651) 464-3685
EMAIL:         [email protected]  OR [email protected]    
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

ARCHIVED OPPORTUNITIES

Alzheimer’s Association - Edina, MN

The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an intern to work in the area of family services.  The intern will work with the Family Service Coordinator in the overall operations of the association.  Responsibilities will include coordinating the family education program and the teleconference education program.  Interested candidates should be studying communication, human services, psychology or liberal arts.  Mail, email or fax a resume and cover letter to the contact listed below.

CONTACT:     Nancy Thomes, Director of Volunteer Programs

PHONE:        (952) 857-0520
                 (800) 232-0851
FAX:            (952) 830-0513
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Americorps VISTA – Chaska, MN

Americorps VISTA at Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative in Chaska, MN helps to assist low-income families become homeowners, builds individual assets, develops business ventures for disabled adults, and assists families who have children who are potential first generation college graduates to pursue post secondary education.  As a member at the Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative you will develop financial literacy trainings, develop a new product line, and identify resources and write grants.  This opportunity is a year long commitment to service.  Applicants should have a college degree, significant related work experience, be able to work full-time without outside commitments, and have writing/editing, communication, and business skills.  This is a paid internship.

CONTACT:     Joyce Eissinger
ADDRESS:    600 18TH Avenue N.
                 Minneapolis, MN  55411
PHONE:        (952)368-8126
WEBSITE:     www.csesed.org or www.americorps.org
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) – Buffalo, MN

The mission of BBBS is to enrich young people’s lives through one-to-one friendships.  The organization is offering an internship working with volunteers, youth and families.  The intern will be responsible for: representing BBBS in the community at recruitment events and activities, managing caseloads by ensuring compliance with BBBS national standards of practice, documenting notes in database, preparing and maintaining files, and making follow-up calls to volunteers and to youth and families.  The intern should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be detail oriented, and proficient with Microsoft Office applications.  BBBS will provide orientation, computer database training, and on-the-job training and coaching to the intern.  This is a 10-15 hours per week position for 3-6 months.  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Barbara Alfrey.

CONTACT:     Barbara Alfrey, Volunteer Systems Manager

ADDRESS:    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
                2550 University Ave., Suite 410N
                St. Paul, MN 55114
PHONE:        (651) 789-2451
FAX:             (651) 789-2449
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE – Bridgeton, MO

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE helps children who are hurt and at-risk, yet academically capable, to realize their potential by providing value-centered family-like homes and quality education through college.  They are looking for volunteers to live and work in a family-style home with a group of 6 to 8 youth between the ages of 10 and 18.  As a “surrogate parent” or “big brother/sister,” volunteers help maintain a structured, orderly, stable, safe and caring environment.  The intern helps tutor the students in their academic studies and work together with the Residential Counselors in the daily operation of the home.   Qualifications for this are: you must be a single male or female, are at least 21 years of age and willing to devote a minimum of one year in service.  They should be college educated in any academic field and be in good physical and mental health.  They must also be reliable, flexible, mature, dedicated and have the ability to be a positive mentor and role model for kids.  Compensation includes free room and board, $100/two week stipend, AmeriCorps Education Assistance Only Award, transportation assistance, and eligible to apply for Health Insurance.  This position is full-time with a one-year commitment.
CRC CATEGORIES: Human Services (HS)

 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) – Washington, DC

CCHD is offering paid summer, fall and yearlong internships.  CCHD, a program of the U.S. Bishops, is committed to addressing the root causes of poverty through the promotion of social justice, the funding of low income controlled self-help organizations, and through transformative education.  Internship positions are open in several CCHD offices in cities across the country as well as in the national office located in Washington, DC.  Duties include but are not limited to visits to CCHD funded groups and other community development projects, promotion of the CCHD annual collection, parish education projects, project monitoring/evaluation, research, and feasibility studies.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN

Description: Catholic Charities is looking for an intern to work in their Financial Management Counseling Program.  This office helps individuals and families having financial problems handle their finances, pay their bills and plan for their financial future. 

Responsibilities: The Financial Management Counseling intern would train with staff and maintain an independent caseload, including assessing clients’ financial situation, doing a budget, providing information and referrals, participating in creditor negotiation, and developing monthly spending plans.  Services also include housing counseling, reverse mortgage, debt pro-rate counseling, and individual and group education.

Requirements:  Interns who are working towards a degree in social work, human relations, finance/accounting, or a related field are encouraged to apply.  The ability to work with a diverse clientele and manage money effectively is required.  Interns work part-time or full-time for a 3 month period.

Application Process:   Please send a resume and cover letter to Mary Schindler, Financial Counseling Supervisor, at the address below, or contact Diane Swenson, Human Resources, for more details.

CONTACT:    Mary Schindler, Financial Counseling Supervisor
                 Diane Swenson, Human Resources

ADDRESS:    911 18th Street North
                 P.O. Box 2390
                 St. Cloud, MN 56302
PHONE:        (320) 650-1559
WEBSITE:     www.ccstcloud.org
CRC CATEGORIES: FINANCIAL SERVICES (FS), HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN

Emergency Services Financial Counselor

Description: Emergency Services provides emergency financial assistance, a food shelf, and clothing to those individuals who indicated they have a need. This is an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities: Intern will work with intake counselors and volunteers to identify need of individuals for program assistance, engage in brief one-on-one counseling with clients who are in financial crisis, assist in the documentation of requested and provided services, and research additional community resource possibilities.

Requirements: Student studying a degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Relations or related fields. Ability to work independently and with others, strong interpersonal communication skill and computer skills, and an energetic self-starter is required. Flexible scheduling at 25-35 hours a week.

Application Process: Please submit resume and application to contact below. Download and complete application from website below.

CONTACT:     Diane Swenson (320) 650-1559
                  Barb Hamilton  (320) 229-4563
WEBSITE:     www.ccstcloud.org
CRC CATEGORIES: HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (HL), HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services – Monticello, MN

The internship for Central Minnesota Jobs and Training services is to work with the Employment Specialists in Sherburne and Wright Counties in the Dislocated Worker and WIA Adult Program providing assistance for individuals seeking employment.  Interns will also provide guidance in career exploration, labor market information, and assist with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills.  The intern will be overseen by a licensed social worker for the purpose of school credit.  Applicants must have completed partial requirements in Psychology, Sociology or other related fields.  This is an unpaid internship and is expected to be one semester in length.  The application deadline is January 16.  For more information contact the Lead Employment Specialist below.
CRC CATEGORIES:  (CM) COMMUNICATIONS 

Charles Hall Youth Services – Bismarck, ND

Charles Hall Youth Service is an agency that helps at-risk youth who are unable to live with their families or in foster homes through neighborhood based care.  This organization is seeking an intern to help integrate the concept of service learning into the Charles Hall Youth Service programming.  The intern must have a sincere interest in working with adolescents, must pass all drug tests and criminal background checks, possess strong communication and listening skills, be creative and energetic, have a valid driver’s license and car, a basic knowledge of computers, and preferably a major in secondary education, criminal justice, psychology, or social work.  This internship has been sponsored in the past by the HECUA Partnership Internship Program.  Information on current internships can be obtained directly from Charles Hall Youth Services.

CONTACT:     Carol Meyers Dobler
                  Executive Director
ADDRESS:    Charles Hall Youth Service
                 513 Bismarck Expressway
                 Bismarck, ND 58504
PHONE:        (701) 255-2773
FAX:             (701) 255-6261
WEBSITE:     www.charleshallyouthservices.com
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Children’s Dental Services (CDS) – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Children’s Dental Services is a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the oral health of children from families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education in their diverse Minneapolis/St. Paul community.  CDS is offering a unique opportunity for individuals who are looking for a hands-on experience in public health.  The intern will be responsible for providing patients with assistance in obtaining health coverage, attending educational and promotional functions, and assisting the Executive Director in grant seeking, fundraising, and oral health policy analysis.  The individual should have a second-language proficiency and knowledge of medical assistance programs or heath policy when applying for this position.  Public/community health interest or experience is essential. If interested, send resume and cover letter to the following:

CONTACT:   Kristina Sonbuchner
                Health Outreach Manager
PHONE:        (612) 359-1544

E-MAIL:        [email protected]

WEBSITE:     www.childrensdentalservices.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota – St. Paul, MN

The mission statement of the Children’s defense Fund is to provide a strong, effective voice for Minnesota children who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves, through research, policy advocacy and public education.    The Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota is looking for a research intern.  The intern will assist in collecting case studies of successful programs for children and families of color in Minnesota.  Duties will include visiting 8-10 program sand writing summaries of their work for publication in their upcoming KIDS COUNT report on the well-being of children of color in Minnesota.
CRC CATEGORIES: HISTORY (HI)  

City of New Hope – New Hope, MN

The city of New Hope has an opening for a Community Development intern for a minimum of one year.  This position requires 30-40 hours per week.  The hours can be flexible in order to accommodate class schedules while some night meetings may be required.  This position will perform administrative duties for the director and other community development staff.  Responsibilities will include:  assisting with planning, redevelopment, housing, business retention, grant administration, and inspections.  This position requires a background in public administration, planning, urban affairs, or urban studies majors.  Interested parties should send a resume, recommendation letter, and letter of interest to the contact information below.  This is a paid position at $10-12 per hour depending on qualifications and will be open until filled.

CONTACT:     Eve Lomaistro
ADDRESS:    City of New Hope
                4401 Xylon Ave. N.
                New Hope, MN  55428
PHONE:        (763) 531-5111
CRC CATEGORIES:  (HS) HUMAN SERVICE

Community Partners with Youth- New Brighton, MN

The primary goal of the Community Partners with Youth is to work with youth considered to be at risk due to poverty, single parent families, discrimination, abuse, and lack of positive adult involvement. Interns will work with youth ages 11-14. Programs emphasize mentoring, focus discussion groups, athletics, drama, tutoring, and the arts. This is a paid, ongoing position.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Denver Rescue Mission-Wellington, Denver, CO

Denver Rescue Mission is a full service Christian charity that focuses on long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation.  They provide services at three locations, Lawrence Street Mission, an inner-city shelter and soup kitchen providing rehab for men; Champa House, providing rehab for single mothers with children; and Harvest Farm, a rural rehab center in a farm setting.  Internships are currently being offered working with residents of rehab programs, the staff of the Denver Rescue Mission, and in Mission administrative offices.  This experience provides the chance to combine service, ministry, education, recreation, leadership opportunities, one-on-one mentoring, and spiritual growth.  These internships are paid with the intern receiving a stipend of $100 a month plus $200 a month in tuition assistance of loan repayment.  Room and board is free and internships last from 8-10 weeks beginning in June and continuing through August.  To apply or for more information please reference the website listed below.

CONTACT:     Brian Waltz

ADDRESS:    Denver Rescue Mission
                Harvest Farm
                4240 East County Road 66
                 Wellington, CO 80549
PHONE:        (970) 568-9803 ext. 4235
EMAIL:         [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.denverrescuemission.org/internship
CRC CATEGORY: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

 

Episcopal Urban Intern Program – Inglewood, CA

Episcopal Urban Intern Program accepts 5 interns each year.  The program runs for a year, beginning on the last weekend of August and ending in mid-August of the following year.  Interns make a one-year commitment to 1) work full-time in a social service agency in and around Los Angeles; 2) live in Christian community; 3) seek to grow spiritually.  Work sites vary from year to year.  In the past, placements have included agencies that serve emotionally disturbed and learning disabled students, homeless individuals and families, very-low/low-income youth and adults.  Interns fill positions such as teaching assistant, computer learning instructor, case manager, and intake and crisis worker.  This is a stipend position, with an AmeriCorps education award.  
CRC CATEGORIES: Human Services (HS)

Fairview-University Medical Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patient Representative

Description:  At Fairview-University Medical Center, we balance the very latest in technology and treatments with the highest respect and personal concern for patients and their families. 

Responsibilities:  The intern will shadow/assist the Patient Relations representative team in their advocacy role with patients and families, support patient rights in the FUMC hospitals and anticipate in investigating concerns and grievances, resolving patient issues, facilitating ethics consults and understanding regulatory compliance issues.

Qualifications:  Pursuit of undergraduate degree, cultural competence, excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, bi-lingual.

Application Process:  (Deadline:  April 20 2006) Send resume and two letters of recommendation to:

CONTACT:     Omar Salas
Recruitment Suite MB 241
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN   55454
PHONE:        612-672-2277
EMAIL:          [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:  HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Family Institute for Creative Well-Being - Maplewood, MN

Interns are needed to assist with the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being’s program, general business operations and communications.  The Family Institute is a non-profit organization that supports families of children with disabilities or chronic illnesses.  The Institute helps to develop the children’s social, emotional and spiritual health.  The creative arts are used as tools in this process and the children are taught to address loss, fear, transitions, friendships and other issues.  This opportunity is paid in the form of a stipend.  Interested candidates should email their resume ASAP to the contact below.

CONTACT:     Diane Hovey, Executive Director
PHONE:        (651) 779-8199
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: MANAGEMENT (MA), COMMUNICATION – Public Relations (CM), HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Family Service, Inc. – St. Paul, MN

Family Service is a nonprofit, multi-service agency that provides high-quality, professional services to strengthen families and individuals.  Special emphasis is place on service to disadvantaged and low income people in the community.  The mission of the intern program is to expand the pool of trained professional staff by providing ongoing educational opportunities to students.  Graduate and undergraduate internships are offered in a variety of areas and at all of their locations.  Internships in the counseling areas usually coincide with the academic year.  Internships include 11 different programs and include different qualifications, hours, and functions.  For more information use the contact information below or visit either CRC.

CONTACT:     Sophia Vazquez
ADDRESS:    166 Fourth Street East, Suite 200
                 St. Paul, MN  55101
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.familyinc.org
CRC CATEGORIES:  (HS) HUMAN SERVICES  

Family Violence Network – Lake Elmo, MN

The Family Violence Network works to prevent family violence, promote nurturing family relationships, and increase the self-sufficiency of persons impacted by family violence. The first internship is a Children’s Advocate Intern. This person is responsible to facilitate support groups and other activities, identify and respond to individual needs of children, mandating reporting, childcare as needed, and answering phone calls.

The second internship is a Transitional Support Services Intern. This intern will assist surviving families of domestic abuse to bridge the transition from their former situation toward stability, financial self-sufficiency, independent living and a nonviolent lifestyle.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

FirstLink – Fargo, ND

FirstLink is a 24-hour hotline service for individuals and agencies in Cass and Clay counties. Hotline phone interns provide callers with information and referrals, listening and support, and crisis intervention.  The intern will also maintain accurate records of calls and referrals provided and abide by the company policy of strict confidentiality.  Individuals must be emotionally mature, self-motivated, and have a genuine concern for others.  A training program is required plus 15 hours of hands-on phone training.  Hours of this internship are flexible with the student.  If interested, use the contact information below. 

CONTACT:     Kristi Crawford
                 Director of Recruitment and Training
PHONE:        (701) 293-6462
FAX:             (701) 235-2476
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.myfirstlink.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

Friendship Ventures – Annandale, MN

Friendship Ventures is a place that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities at Camp Friendship and Eden Wood offer ropes course activities through Team Quest and weekend support for families with children or adults with disabilities, through the Creative Options Respite Care at Eden Wood and Camp Friendship. As an intern you will help counsel, lead trips, and program staff in the activity areas of recreation. This is a paid internship and offers free room and board.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN

The Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis offers ongoing internships and has positions available for fall 2004.  An internship with this organization will give students the chance to gain professional experience, to get involved in their community, and to build a strong resume.  The intern will help recruit volunteers between 18-20 years of age, provide the cutting edge Girl Scout Program to girls 5-10, and create event kits so girls everywhere can grow strong.  Stipends may be available for this position.

CONTACT:     Volunteer Services Manager
PHONE:        (763) 971-4039
FAX:             (763) 535-7524
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Good Shepherd Community - Sauk Rapids, MN

Good Shepherd is looking for a Quality Management and Infection Control Intern.  This internship’s primary role is to work with the coordinator to gather and track information.   This data includes trending compliance with the Minnesota State Health Department’s regulations.  The database includes unplanned incidents, infections, medication errors, and residential satisfaction surveys.  This long-term care facility has a 165-bed capacity serving the community with a Christian perspective of service.  They are looking for someone with working knowledge of Access and Excel computer programs. 
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)


Guild South Activity Assistant
– West Saint Paul, MN

Description:  Play board games, baking, art & craft activities, or going on outings, thus enabling individuals to develop their social skills and enjoy their leisure time.  Some individuals living at Guild South (short-term residence) have difficulty developing and maintaining social relationships as a result of their mental illness.  They would benefit from small group activities during the afternoon or evening.  A volunteer activity assistant (or team of two volunteers) provides opportunities for residents.

Responsibilities:   Be on time and prepared to lead to assist with the activity.  Coordinate any supply requests with staff.  Be friendly, respectful and encouraging to the residents.  Maintain communication with Guild South staff.  Record and report volunteer hours to the Volunteer Coordinator.  Respect residents’ individuality and privacy.

Requirements:  Fulfill application and screening requirements and attend volunteer orientation.  Be a caring and flexible person with good communication skills.  Be able to work independently and as a member of a team.  Follow direction of Guild South staff.  Be dependable, stable, and capable of following through on a commitment.  Maintain confidentiality of residents and business operations.  Have good boundaries.  Be able to understand residents but not act as a counselor.  Be able to adjust and adapt to individual client needs and concern.  Be supportive of the Guild Incorporated philosophy and be comfortable with issues related to the work of the agency. 

Application Process:                        

CONTACT:    Volunteer Coordinator
                 Guild Incorporated
                 1740 Livingston Avenue
                 West St. Paul, MN  55118

[email protected] 
FAX:             651-455-4344
WEBSITE:     www.guildincorporated.org
CRC CATEGORIES:  EDUCATION (ED) HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Hands of Hope – Little Falls, MN

Hand of Hope exists to provide services to, or on behalf of, victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse.  They provide free and confidential services – support, groups, medical social, and legal advocacy to primary and secondary victims.  They also provide community education and professional training on these issues, and do a significant amount of systems change work.  They staff offices in Little Falls and Long Prairie, serving Morrison and Todd Counties.  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, along with 2-3 references.  Personal interview will take place to determine if the candidate is fit for both agency and intern.  This internship would be good for psychology, education, or sociology majors.  This is an ongoing internship.

CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Hayden Heights Community Recreation Center – St. Paul, MN  

Hayden Heights Community Recreation Center has 2 internships currently available.  One is a childcare lead instructor and the second is a childcare assistant.  These interns would perform responsible technical work involving the planning, organizing, and implementation of a school age childcare program at one of three St. Paul Recreation Centers.    Both of these internships are for the summer of 2001 and are both paid.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Harriet Tubman Center – Minneapolis, MN

The title of this internship is Women’s Advocate – Housing Program. You would help to recruit and maintain a bank of landlords and property owners for future housing referrals. Projects will be assigned depending on interns’ interest and skills. Harriet Tubman Center is a family violence resource agency which advocates for social change that helps families and communities live free of violence, and provides
women and children safe passage form abuse.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Hmong American Institute for Learning (HAIL) – Minneapolis, MN

HAIL is an organization dedicated to preserving Hmong expressive culture by encouraging Hmong authors and artists.  They are seeking an intern to help conduct a Paj Ntaub Voice audience development plan.  The information the intern acquires will be used to help project coordinators better understand how to get more Hmong involved in this organization.  The intern must be able to work independently, have good interviewing skills, familiar with the Hmong community in Minnesota and be proficient with MS Word and Internet searches.  To apply contact Mai Neng Moua at the address below.  This internship was sponsored by the HECUA Partnership Internship Program during the summer of 2004. Contact the organization directly for information about current opportunities.  
CRC CATEGORIES:   HUMAN SERVICES (HS)
CONTACT:              Mai Neng Moua
                          Executive Director
ADDRESS:              Hmong American Institute for Learning
                          2654 Logan Avenue North
                          Minneapolis, MN 55411
PHONE:                 (651) 214-0955
FAX:                      (612) 588-1534
EMAIL:                   [email protected]
WEBSITE:              www.hecua.org/pip

 

Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF) – Duluth, MN

The ISF works to promote global stability by addressing environmental health, social, and economic justice issues.  The intern will conduct research and develop tools and resources to launch a self-sustaining Sweatfree Communities coalition to organize against sweatshop labor in Duluth. The project will culminate in the creation of a community education and resources program. Applicants should possess strong written and communication skills as well as in interest in social justice.  This opportunity was sponsored by HECUA for summer 2003. Contact The Institute directly for information about current opportunities.

CONTACT:     Jamie Harvie
                  Project Director
ADDRESS:    Institute for a Sustainable Future
                 32 East 1st Street
                 Duluth, MN 55802
PHONE:        (218) 525-7806
FAX:             (218) 720-4890
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

Jacob Wetterling Foundation - St. Joseph, MN

The Jacob Wetterling Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sexual exploitation and abduction of children.  They are looking for a fall intern to work on one main project for the duration of the internship that would be determined by the student’s major and areas of interest.  This internship will also be available for the spring and summer of 2005.  The intern will assist with numerous administrative duties.  Examples include assisting the manager and events coordinator, data entry, filings, mailings, editing and overseeing volunteers in the office.  Interested candidates should have good computer knowledge, time management skills, communication skills, and be able to work with little supervision.  A commitment to making the community and world safer for children is also required.  A commitment of 10 hours a week is required with 20 hours a week preferred.  Interested students should contact the person below.

CONTACT:     Deb Schmidt, Manager of Community Outreach and Education
PHONE:        (320) 363-0470
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) AND HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) – Minneapolis, MN

The mission of JVS is to assist people of all backgrounds in optimizing their self-sufficiency and career development through partnerships with business, government, and community organizations. JVS is seeking an intern to be placed as a Program Coordinator.  The intern should be of junior or senior status with a passion for working with diverse populations.   The intern will assist in preparing for employment by creating a resume, cover letter, practice application, and mock interviews while recording, organizing and managing client and agency information to ensure accurate and timely documentation.  Interns will also attend staff meetings, staff development activities and special events.  For more on JVS, contact the website below.

WEBSITE: www.jvsmn.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

JUST ACT: Youth Action for Global Justice - California

JustAct works to develop in young people a life-long commitment to social and economic justice around the world. They provide a network linking students and youth to educational opportunities and to grassroots movements working for equitable, sustainable, and self-reliant communities locally and globally. You can intern in one of the following programs: Education and organizing, Bike-Aid, Alternative Opportunities Clearinghouse, Communications and Public Relations, and Office Management & Administration. Internships are arranged on an individual basis. All internships are unpaid.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Metro Deaf School (MDS) – St. Paul, MN

MDS is a charter school in St. Paul, MN and is willing to work with students to complete internships.  They teach their students using the Bi-Lingual Bi-Cultural approach, which means all content is taught in ASL and English is taught as a second language through reading and writing.  This is an unpaid position. 
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Minneapolis Center for Neighborhoods – Minneapolis, MN

Formed by citizens including neighborhood leaders, community activists, public sector employees, businesspeople, and others, the Minneapolis center for Neighborhoods combines efforts to address issues on a citywide scale.   The intern would work with neighborhood groups to assess housing needs in Minneapolis.  The project’s goal is to produce a Needs and Asset Assessment publication to help neighborhoods develop successful affordable housing projects.  The work will benefit local non-profit and private developers looking for neighborhood partners as well as low-income families and individuals who seek affordable housing.    This is a paid position.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights - Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, volunteer student intern to assist with their support of human rights education in Greater Minnesota.  Interns will play a central role in preliminary investigative research, community organizing, developing training materials, and recruiting new members.   This internship runs from October 2001 through May 2001 and is a full-time position. 
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) – Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life would love to provide a rich opportunity for motivated individuals to take part in a paid summer internship.  They are offering three positions to qualified students.  Selected interns will assist MCCL’s professional staff in the following departments: Legislative, Communications, Chapter development and Education.  Overall, the student will obtain practical experience in the dynamics of a social-action movement, which utilizes public education and protective legislation to obtain its goal of legal protection for all human beings.  This is an unpaid position. 
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Minnesota Office of Citizenship & Volunteer Services (MOCVS) – St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Office of Citizenship & Volunteer Services is currently looking for a Communications & Event Assistant.  This intern would help to provide services to the Minnesota Office of Citizenship and Volunteer Services for projects and events that promote or strengthen volunteerism throughout the state.   MOCVS is a statewide resource organization for people managing volunteer programs and citizen initiatives.  The responsibilities of the intern would be to assist with Acts of Kindness, Governor’s Citizen Award and Student Services Award programs by assisting with all aspects of the project. This would include developing news releases and media kits for volunteer award recipients from throughout the state, sending written notification to nominators and nominees, confirming arrangements with the volunteer winners, assisting with arrangements for the award ceremony at the Minnesota State Fair, and other related assignments.  This is a summer internship available for the summer of 2001.   This is a paid internship.  
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Minnesota Senior Federation – St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Senior Federation (MnSF) is seeking a senior partners care program intern to work from either its state office in St. Paul or one of its twelve regional offices throughout the state.  This intern will work with MnSF staff to expand the senior partners care program by increasing recipient enrollment and strengthening provider participation.  To do this, they will pursue the following objectives: develop outreach strategies to facilitate the enrollment of additional low-income Medicare recipients; increase the involvement of enrollees in program development; identify unmet healthcare needs in the senior community; and build the strength of a statewide senior network striving to improve health care access and affordability for seniors and other.  This is an unpaid position.  
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

National Marrow Donor Program – Minneapolis, MN             

The National Marrow Donor Program is offering an intern position to a student majoring in nursing, community health, medical technology, sociology, social work or communications.  The intern will conduct internet searches for and contact donors who have shown up on a patient’s preliminary search report, provide information to donors about marrow donations, manage donor files and follow established timelines and procedures to monitor progress or each donor request and follow established procedures for file assembly, faxing and processing completed files.  The intern should have knowledge of word processing and database functions, be detail oriented and have ability to work independently and as a team member.  The intern position is full-time beginning April 22, 2005 and ending September 16, 2005.  The intern position is offered through, Paula (Harris) Kays, a CSB ’93 alum.  Questions can be emailed to Paula at [email protected]  Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected] or mail to the contact below.
CONTACT:     Human Resources Department
ADDRESS:    National Marrow Donor Program 
                3001 Broadway St. SE, Suite 500   
                Minneapolis, MN 55413
EMAIL:         [email protected]  
WEBSITE:     www.marrow.org
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

National Nonviolence Leadership Corps -West Coast

The National Nonviolence Leadership Corps are looking for interns to work with students aged 12-18 in an intensive boot-camp experience traveling from San Francisco's Bay Area to Seattle.  Interns will be asked to integrate with students and sleep on floors and be awake for long periods each day.  The responsibilities of the interns will include participating in daily group activities like cooking, organizing the youth for an intensive voter-education project known as Shoulder the Vote, participating in nonviolence and democracy schools, and other duties as requested.  Interested interns should have a strong sense of social justice, willingness to commit to uncomfortable and challenging conditions and be 18 years of age or older. 

CONTACT:     Lai-Lani Ovalles
PHONE:        (253) 872-3612
EMAIL:         [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

New Tactics in Human Rights Project, The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) – Minneapolis, MN

The CVT works to provide care and rehabilitation services to survivors of politically- motivated torture and their families.  Interns will work on advancing human rights in Asia by interviewing international human rights leaders, conducting research , and producing tactical case studies to provide basic how to information.  This opportunity was sponsored by HECUA for summer 2003. CVT may offer unpaid opportunities at other times. Contact them directly for information on current opportunities.

CONTACT:    Nicole Palasz
                 Project Associate
ADDRESS:    CVT
                 717 East River Rd.
                 Minneapolis, MN 55455
PHONE:        (612) 436-4882
FAX:             (612) 436-2006
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

 

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition – Fargo, ND

The NDHRC is an organization dedicated to fighting for equality for all North Dakota’s citizens.  They are currently seeking an intern to interview citizens of North Dakota who have experienced any type of discrimination and record these accounts to be used during the 2005 legislative session.  The interns work will focus on members of the gay/lesbian/transgender/bisexual community, people of color, and people with disabilities.  Applicants for this internship should have the ability to interview and record oral communications, the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, the ability to work independently, have sensitivity to cultural differences among various people, possess proficiency with computers, and have a vehicle.  This internship was sponsored by the HECUA Partnership Internship Program in summer 2004. Contact the Coalition directly for information about current opportunities.

CONTACT:    Cheryl Bergian
                 Director
ADDRESS:    North Dakota Human Rights Coalition
                 P.O. Box 1961
                 Fargo, ND 58107-1961
HOME:        (701) 239-9323
FAX:           (701) 478-4452
EMAIL:         [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.hecua.org/pip
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Northfield Senior Citizens, Inc. – Northfield, MN

Project Description: Compile a report of current data on immigrant groups in the Northfield area, survey existing programs and services provided by the community to immigrant groups through interviews, and develop a list of individuals who could serve as liaisons between NSC and immigrant adults. 

Applications Process:  This internship was sponsored by HECUA’s Partners Internship Program during the summer of 2006. Contact the organization directly for information about current opportunities. Applications for this internship should be made directly to Northfield Senior Citizens, Inc.
CRC CATEGORIES:   HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

PATH, Inc – St. Paul, MN

PATH, Inc. provides therapeutic foster care, adoption and related in-home services and has a pro-active diversity goal which is monitored by its Diversity Council.  Undergraduate or graduate interns would work with the council and with staff at various locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota to help further objectives which include cultural competency assessment of foster families and employees and training for foster parents and employees.  Travel expenses and some stipends are available.  For more information please phone or write to the contact below.
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES 

 

People Serving People, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

People Serving People, Inc. is looking to fill several interns including: Children’s Recreation, Family Program, Resident Resources, Volunteer Coordinator, Development, and Family Advocate.  Interested persons should be are majoring or have completed coursework in Social Science, Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Education, or Psychology.  Candidates with a background working with a diverse range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.  These internships require a minimum of eight hours a week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm for a duration of at least three months.  Please see the website for more specific information.  To request an application please contact the Volunteer Associate by phone at the number listed below.

ADDRESS:    People Serving People, Inc.
                 614 S. 3rd St.
                 Minneapolis, MN 55415
PHONE:        (612) 277-0256
WEBSITE:     www.peopleservingpeople.org
CRC CATEGORY: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

Pine River-Backus Family Center – Pine River, MN

Pine River-Backus Family Center is a non-profit organization serving children and families in the community.  They are currently accepting applications for a summer 2001 intern.  The intern would help organize focus groups and community dialogues, interview key community stakeholders, design and administer a resident survey form, and compile all assessment results and present the results to the community.  The intern must be able to work with, and relate to, a wide range of people; demonstrate proficient written and oral communication skills; possess interest in supporting and serving families and children; knowledge of human service program evaluation and assessment; possess average or better computer skills; and have previous experience working with children and families.  This is a paid position. 
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Rainbow Bridge - Moorhead, MN

Rainbow Bridge is in search of an intern who is seeking experience in the social service field related to their education.  They have an opening for a Child Development/Family Science Internship.   Duties include: doing exchanges and supervised visitations, answering phones, learning the process, developing classes, and more.  
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Ramsey County Workforce Development Department – St. Paul, MN

Ramsey County Workforce Development Department is looking for an Outreach Worker Intern for its Parents’ Fair Share (PFS) Program. This program is designed to help non-custodial parents gain full employment and obtain child support guidance. It includes assessments and referrals for educational and employment needs and provides supportive services through a network of community resources. This intern would communicate with and recruit potential PFS participants through contact at local community programs such as halfway houses, homeless shelters, probation offices, workhouse, etc.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

Sexual Violence Center (SVC) – Minneapolis, MN

The SVC works to empower people affected by sexual violence.  The organization also works to prevent sexual violence and create social change through community education.  The intern will lead focus groups, develop training programs, and educate the Somali community in a culturally sensitive and competent way. Candidates should possess excellent research, communication, writing and organizational skills. This opportunity was sponsored by HECUA for summer 2003. The Sexual Violence Center may offer unpaid opportunities at other times.

CONTACT:     Abigail Smith Fisher
                  Interim Executive Director
ADDRESS:    Sexual Violence Center
                2100 Pillsbury Ave. South
                Minneapolis, MN 55404
PHONE:        (612) 871-5100 Ext. 16
FAX:             (612) 871-1550
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

 

Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers – Fergus Falls, MN

Project Description:  Develop and implement a coordinated volunteer program including a volunteer training manual, training program structure and materials for the Parenting Time Center, a visiting center for parents and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Applications Process:   This internship was sponsored by HECUA’s Partners Internship Program for the summer of 2006.  The organization may offer internships at other times. Applications for this internship should be made directly to Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers.
CRC CATEGORIES:   GENDER ISSUES (GI) HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

St. Cloud Area Family YMCA – St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud Area Family YMCA is looking for PR, Marketing and Special events Intern. As an intern you would work with the YMCA staff developing YMCA activities, assist with fund-raising, participate in organizing and coordinating special events, be involved with projects involved with public relations and marketing, and chair and assist a team of YMCA employees.  Internships are on-going.  Application deadlines: December for spring internships; April 15th for summer internships; and July 15th for fall internships.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

St. Paul Public Library – St. Paul, MN

The St. Paul Public Library opened its first homework center in 2002 and the center has continued to grow ever since.  The Homework Center seeks to provide a safe learning environment with academic support for students in a public library setting. The Homework Center intern will work closely with AmeriCorps VISTAs and SPPL employees to help run day-to-day operations. The intern will also assist in planning, management, operations, communication, and evaluation of the homework centers, mentor students with homework help needs, and foster relationships among students and tutors to enhance the development of the homework center.  This is an unpaid opportunity.  More information can be found on the website below.

CONTACT:    Marika Stalock
ADDRESS:    Rice Street Branch Library
                1011 Rice St.
                St. Paul, MN 55117
PHONE:        (651) 558-2223
EMAIL:         [email protected]
WEBSITE:     www.sppl.org
CRC CATEGORIES: (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

 

Urban Immersion Service Retreat – Minneapolis, MN

The UISR is seeking an intern to assist their staff with leading and developing educational activities about poverty, homelessness, and social justice for church groups participating in service retreats for the Summer of 2003.  This is a remarkable opportunity to develop public speaking and community organizing skills.  This is a full-time position and will consist of significant evening and some weekend hours.  The position will run for 10-12 weeks and is a paid position.  Qualifications include past involvement as a volunteer and a strong interest in social justice, the ability to relate to people of different cultures, mature judgment, and possessing computer skills.  To apply for the position students should send a resume and a cover letter to the address below.  Applications are due by April 1, 2003.

CONTACT:    Mike Manhard
ADDRESS:    P.O. Box 7509
                 Minneapolis, MN  55407
PHONE:        (612) 276-1568
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES:   HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

Western Mental Health Center – Marshall, MN

Western Mental Health Center is seeking a caring and talented individual to work with K-6th grade students. The program will consist of educational and recreational activities for eight weeks this summer.  Education, human service, and social work majors are encouraged to apply.  This is a paid position.  The intern can work 10 hours/week, Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30-11:30.  If interested, please forward you resume by May 10, 2003 to the address below.

CONTACT:     Lavita R. Crutcher
                 School-based Mental Health Coordinator
ADDRESS:    Western Mental Health Center
                1212 E. College Drive
                Marshall, MN
PHONE:        (507) 532-3607 ext. 21
FAX:             (507) 532-3350\
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: (ED) EDUCATION, (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

WorkForce Center - St. Cloud, MN

The Minnesota Workforce Center of St. Cloud is offering several paid internships for the 2002-03 Academic year.  These opportunities provide an ideal 1-4 credit internship for communications, psychology, humanities, sociology, and management majors.  This intern will promote the information and services of the WorkForce Center focusing on the career, employment, and educational information available on the employer’s website.  The intern will also promote the high school’s career center activities and work directly with the assigned school supervisor.  The WorkForce Center is looking for someone to work 24 hours in a two-week period.  Interns must be computer literate.  This is a paid internship.
CRC CATEGORIES: Human Services (HS)

YMCA Camp Icaghowan – Minneapolis, MN

The YMCA seeks to develop an individual’s spirit, mind, and body through character development programs that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA camp is offering two internships of interest. One is a Behavior Specialist Coordinator and a Teen Leadership Coordinator. The requirements for the Behavior Specialist Coordinator include: a college junior or senior, experience working with youth and experience in individual and group behavior management.   The Teen Leadership Coordinator requirements are being a college junior or senior and experience working with teens. One will also coordinate all teen programming including junior Leaders and Work Leadership Campers.  This is a paid position at $35-$40/day.   One will obtain experience working with young adults, supervising staff, program development and evaluation. Both interns begin on June 6, 2003 with a nine day training session.  The internship takes place from June 16 through August 23, 2003.  If interested, contact the information below.

CONTACT:     Jamie Zuel. Summer Camp Director
ADDRESS:    YMCA Camp Icaghowan
                 4 West Rustic Lodge Rd.
                 Minneapolis, MN 55409
PHONE:        (612) 821-2904 or (612) 822-2267
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: (HL) HEALTH/BEHAVIOR HEALTH, (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi – Loretto, MN

The YMCA seeks to develop an individual’s spirit, mind, and body through character development programs that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA camp is offering two internships of interest.  One is a Behavior Specialist and one as a Leadership Development Program Coordinator.  As Behavior Specialist one will be responsible for addressing behavior issues with children and facilitating discussions within cabin groups, assisting in day to day operations of camp programming including skits and programs for opening and closing ceremonies.  As a Leadership Development Program Coordinator, one will work with young adults and program development and evaluations. Requirements are being organizational, a group facilitator and obtaining logistical skills.  Requirements for both positions include being a junior or senior in college.  Both positions are paid at  $35-$40/day.   Both interns begin on June 6, 2003 with a nine day training session.  The internship takes place from June 16 through August 23, 2003.  If interested, contact the information below.

CONTACT:     Brian Burns
ADDRESS:    P.O. Box 37
                 Loretto, MN 55359
PHONE:        (763) 479-1146
FAX:             (763) 479-1333
E-MAIL:        [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: (HL) HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, (HS) HUMAN SERVICES

YWCA of St. Paul – St. Paul, MN

The YWCA is offering three volunteer internships for this summer.  The first is with the Health and Fitness Center where one will promotional and physical well-being to a wide variety of people.  One will assist with the set-up, promotions, and execution of the 5K Run while combining the community and the organization interactions.   They are seeking individuals majoring in management, health and wellness, or business. This is a 10 week position. The responsibilities of the intern in this next position include assisting with case management and office duties and providing supportive services and training to women and children in the Transitional Housing Program.  Individuals interested in this position should be majoring in human services and have an understanding of homelessness issues. This is a three month opportunity.  The third opportunity is with the Two-Gether Program as a Girl’s Mentor Recruitment intern.  One will be responsible for media relations, provide companionship and encouragement to build girl’s self-esteem, and promote healthy development.  This is also a 10 week commitment, Monday through Friday.  Applications for each position are available on-line.

CONTACT:    Volunteer Services Coordinator
ADDRESS:    YWCA of St. Paul
                 375 Selby Ave.
                 St. Paul, MN 55102
PHONE:        (651) 222-3741
FAX:             (651) 222-6307
E-MAIL:        [email protected] 
WEBSITE:     www.ywcsofstpaul.org

CRC CATEGORIES: (EP) EVENT PLANNING, (HS) HUMAN SERVICES, (WI) WOMEN ISSUES

 

YWCA of St. Paul - St. Paul, MN

The YWCA in St. Paul is looking for interns to assist with their Transitional Housing Program. This program is set up to provide opportunities for homeless women to achieve self –sufficiency by building strong living skills and marketable job skills while living with their families in a safe, affordable environment. Interns will provide case management by screening and assessing potential clients, discussing goals, setting dates for completion of goals, and keeping in contact with their clients once they have moved in. This is a part-time, three-month position.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

 

The YWCA of St. Paul has a position open for a Family Support Services Intern. This position entails assisting in monitoring the attendance of school-aged children who are part of the Family Intervention Project and maintain accurate information pertaining to their progress in the program. Interns should be educated as to the issues that face homeless people and be prepared to make an impact on homeless children.
CRC CATEGORIES: HUMAN SERVICES (HS)

There is another position open with the YWCA of St. Paul for a Youth Achievers Program Intern. This position is set up to assist in the development and implementation of behavior management techniques and implementation of individual service plans for youth their families. Interns should have a sincere interest in children and youth with serious behavior challenges, be aware of issues facing children and their families, have the ability to work both independently and with a team, and gain hands-on experience working with people of diverse cultures.