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Minnesota Children’s Museum Fall Education Internship​s

Fall is fast approaching, and with that are internship opportunities at Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul. We have several internships that would surely interest many students involved in the Education department.
All three internships provide the intern with visitor and children interaction in an educational setting. The internships are unpaid and 100 hours total during the fall session. The application deadline is August 9, 2013. A resume, cover letter and online application are required. Applicants should apply at our website at
Museum Educator Intern
Department: Museum Programs
Supervisor Title: Museum Educator staff
Classification: Intern, Temporary, Part-time
Commitment: Requires 120 hours during the internship session
Institutional Mission
Sparking children’s learning through play
Position Summary
This position is primarily responsible for delivering and facilitating drop-in activities for Museum visitors. These activities include but are not limited to: classroom art activities and tactile sensory activities, in-gallery activities, large motor activities, and activities during on and offsite special events. Other responsibilities include assisting with staff-led programs, and working behind the scenes to ensure that program supplies are prepared and well-maintained.
Major Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in the internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Museum Programs staff.
% of Time
80% Facilitate programs on and off-site following Museum best practices and program write-ups.
• Greet visitors and introduce activities. Provide developmentally appropriate interaction with adults and children in order to encourage learning through play and to spark ideas for activities to try at home
• Monitor and maintain program materials, supplies and program spaces throughout program
• Demonstrate and role model being playful, engaged, welcoming and inclusive of all visitors
• Make observations, ask open ended questions and pose challenges to extend children’s learning
• As needed: Provide assistance to adults and children, redirect undesirable behaviors and adapt programs for visitors of varying abilities and ages
• Provide regular feedback on programs using program assessment forms
15% Program Preparations: Complete behind-the-scenes tasks as directed such as doing inventory, prepping program supplies, collecting and tabulating program logs, washing smocks, cleaning program spaces/supplies, and putting supplies away.
5% Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
1. Minimum of 40 hours working directly with children ages 1-8, preferably in a learning-focused environment (day-camp, pre-school/school, child-care center, after-school, tutoring, or informal learning environment such as a nature center or museum). The successful applicant will possess skills and knowledge related to working effectively with this age group.
2. Some post-secondary education in a related subject (education, child psychology, child development, communication, art or music therapy, museum studies, etc.) and an interest in a career related to early childhood, informal learning environments, education, or families.
3. Ability to work well with people in general, and to work effectively and comfortably in a variety of settings – from busy to slow.
4. Ability to follow directions, work independently and complete tasks and communicate in an effective manner.
5. Ability to use feedback on performance to improve effectiveness as a program facilitator.
6. Skill in taking initiative to find and complete additional tasks when assigned work is completed.
7. Preferable skills/experience: customer service, volunteer experience, leadership roles, experience working/volunteering in family-oriented environments (interacting with adults and children together).
Training Provided
1. Intern orientation
2. Museum background and philosophy
3. Play Training (Museum educational roots and visitor interaction skills)
4. Assignment specific training
5. Optional training available depending on intern’s personal schedule: “Supporting Parents in Public: Wakanheza,” Annual Museum Professional Development Day – Topic TBD, Courses offered through Resources for Child Care, and more.

St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair

Career and Internship Services will once again be hosting the St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair this fall!
St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Attend this career fair intended to help students and employers connect regarding full-time jobs and internships! Fields represented include agriculture, animal science, banking/finance, bio-based products, business, communication, food industry, marketing, sales and retail. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni from all University of Minnesota campuses!

Child-Care Assistants

We are hiring for “Child-Care Assistants” at Minneapolis Kids, an after-school program at various public elementary schools across Minneapolis. If students would like to find out more about the position, they can visit our website at:
We are hosting several hiring fairs in the upcoming weeks to prepare for the school year where candidates can come in, apply, have an interview, and potentially fill out paperwork to begin their new job. Our first hiring fair is on July 23rd from 12:00-3:00pm at the Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411. The second hiring fair will take place on August 21st from 12:00-3:00pm. The third hiring fair will be on September 10th from 10:00am-1:00pm.
For any questions or additional information, contact Devin Carter at:
Minneapolis Public Schools:

Heads up: Idealist Grad School Fairs in 18 cities!

This fall, is bringing hundreds of grad schools to 18 cities across the country. If you’ve been thinking of applying to grad school, this is a great opportunity to meet in person with admissions staff from a variety of programs focused on the public good.
The fairs are free, and it would be great to see you there. To RSVP and for more information – including a list of all the schools that will be attending in your city – please click on this link:
Click on your city, and then on the RSVP button at the top of each page.
Here’s the full schedule (all the fairs run from 5:00 to 8:00 PM):
New York – September 16
Philadelphia – September 23
Boston – September 25
Baltimore – September 30
Washington DC – October 1
Ann Arbor – October 3
Minneapolis – October 7
Chicago – October 8
Miami (Coral Gables) – October 15
Houston – October 17
Austin – October 22
Atlanta – October 23
Charlotte – October 24
Seattle – October 28
Portland – October 29
Denver – November 4
San Francisco – November 6
Los Angeles – November 7
To get a feel for the fairs, check out this short video, shot at an Idealist Grad Fair in 2013:

PeaceCorps Sessions

Application Workshop
Wednesday, July 2412:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Humphrey Center 289
301 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to learn how a recruiter assesses applicants to match them to available assignments and how to strengthen your application. You will have your questions answered, learn steps you can take on campus and in your community to improve your application, and gain valuable tips to guide you through the application process. Recent grads and incoming seniors should apply now.
General Information Session
Wednesday, August 145:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Humphrey Center 289
301 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Make a difference in the lives of others and your own. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this Information Session to learn about Volunteer experiences, benefits, how to qualify, and how to apply.

Randstad is hiring!


Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced consultants will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you are looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad.
Here are just a few of the positions we have available!!
Experienced Call Center Representatives, $12 per hour
Experienced Data Entry Clerks, $12 to $15 per hour
Recent College Grads, $12 to $15 per hour
Mortgage Professionals, $15+ per hour
**Positions are located in Eagan, Bloomington, or Minneapolis.
First and Second shifts available.
Please email resume and interest to Amy Audette at or apply directly to job postings listed at
651 Nicollet Mall
Suite 125
Minneapolis MN 55402

Minnesota Historic Society Internships

Minnesota-Historical-Society-logo.png Fall internships for graduate and undergraduate students are available to apply NOW at the MN Historical Society at! This is an opportunity to work with seasoned professionals in a wide range of fields (not just History & Museum Studies), doing real work and building your professional portfolio of skills. Paid and unpaid internships are available, as well as a diversity stipend.

Internship opportunities:
Volunteer Communication Coordinator
Sustainability Intern
Special Events Program Assistant
Risk Assessment Research Intern
Reference Intern
Public Relations Intern
Multimedia Intern
Internship Program Assistant
Governance and Strategic Planning Intern
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Intern
Editorial Assistant Intern
Archaeological Collections Management Intern
Community Leadership Programming Intern
Development and Membership Intern
Information Technology Specialist
Web Design Intern
Diversity Outreach and History Day Intern
History Day Library Services Intern
Lifelong Learning Intern
Lighting Design Intern
Manuscripts and Acquisitions Intern


Job opening at Waite House: Healthy Families Specialist

POSITION: Healthy Families Specialist
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Regular, Hourly, Non-Exempt, Benefits Eligible
LOCATION: Waite House, 2323 11 Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
CLOSING DATE: June 16, 2013
Pillsbury United Communities is a community-based, venture oriented non-profit agency. Our purpose is to help people out of poverty by developing strong relationships with individuals and their families. The foundation of our work originates with engaging and merging multiple constituencies: neighborhood residents, sister agencies, government agencies, funding sources and anyone else who is interested in the health and viability of our communities.
• Bachelor’s degree in youth work or public health-related field or equivalent work experience
• Experience working in nutrition or fitness related programming
• Experience working with youth and families, preferably facilitating groups
• Experience and skill in tracking and evaluating progress through database and case notes
• Ability to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 11 AM and 8 PM, including Saturdays
• Knowledge of youth development and the ability to facilitate developmentally appropriate group activities
• Knowledge of and interest in concepts of healthy living and chronic disease prevention
• Knowledge of Phillips/South Minneapolis community organizations and resources
• Understanding of the barriers created by poverty and racism
• Skills in program development including planning, implementation, and evaluation
• Ability to maintain client confidentiality
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, fluency in English and Spanish language preferred
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
• Ability to communicate and work respectfully with different cultures, groups, and languages
• Valid Minnesota driver’s license and the ability to meet the agency’s driving requirements
• Develop and implement all components of family fitness and nutrition programs
• Coordinate, schedule and implement family program activities, health assessments, and classes
• Oversee data collection and reporting, track participant engagement and progress
• Evaluate programs and families’ success and ensure program operation meets guidelines
• Implement and report on work plan consistent with Healthy Together and Vida Sana contracts
• Support to 45 participating families to understand the program requirements, benefits, and materials
• Facilitate program orientations, focus groups, and outreach events
• Coordinate and oversee nutrition programming and fitness activities for various age groups
• Provide oversight and guidance, ensure that activities are aligned with contract goals and work plan
• Oversee weekly family activities, including co-facilitating youth and/or adult groups
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records
• Transport participants as needed
Agency’s Website: