Community Outreach and Programs Intern

Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States

Industry
Charitable / Not for Profit
Listing Start Date
3/10/2020
Listing End Date
3/31/2020
Application Closing Date
3/31/2020
Manages Others
No
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check required
Pay
From $14.25 To $15.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Intern - Paid
Work Schedule
Temporary
Travel
No Travel

Description
Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates can apply up to one year after graduation.
 

This internship is designed to involve a student in several aspects of the department of Native American Initiatives (NAI) at the MNHS. The primary responsibility of this position will include assisting in research, developing, planning and implementing a variety of outreach activities to support local and regional Native communities. Outreach activities may take place at community organizations or Minnesota Historical Society sites.


Another key duties for this position will be to support other NAI programs and projects. This will include an event for American Indian and Native American Undergraduate Museum Fellowship Program alumni.


Ideal degrees: American Indian Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Education or related fields.

Student Qualifications: For undergraduate or graduate students, with a passion for history, education, and working in community. Must possess the following:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

  • Interest or experience planning, developing and implementing programs

  • Interest or experience delivering community programs to non-predominantly white audiences.

  • Motivated, with strong work ethic

  • Comfort level with taking on multiple tasks

  • Familiarity with Google

  • Detail-oriented

Student Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly meetings with Community Outreach Specialist and/or NAI staff

  • Assist in developing, planning and implementing outreach activities with NAI staff

  • Assist in research for outreach activities

  • Assist in data collection and analysis of outreach activities for evaluation purposes

  • Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.


Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • Increased awareness of the role of NAI as a part of the MNHS

  • Program and activity development, planning and implementation

  • Experience in working with local and regional Native communities

  • Develop internal and external communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Increased awareness of the operations and partnerships of a large public institution

  • Experience with data collection and knowledge of program reporting process


How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to internships@mnhs.org. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.