Summer Internship​s Available at PPL

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Family Support Intern & Seed Camp Internship!

Family Support Intern
Division: MFIP Programs
FLSA Status: Unpaid internship
Schedule: 10-25 (2 positions at 10-15 hrs/wk, or 1 at 25 hrs/wk). Schedule to be arranged flexibly between intern and supervisor between 8 am-5 pm, weekdays.
Department Summary
The Family Support Intern provides support to PPL’s two Hennepin County MFIP programs, Connections to Work and ChangePoints:
– Connections to Work provides long-term case management services to families where at least one family member has a disability or health condition which prevents full-time employment. Connections to Work assists families in addressing these barriers through strengths-based case management, individualized goal plan development and referrals to various community resources and services.
– ChangePoints provides short-term, mobile case management to families having difficulty meeting MFIP program requirements throughout Hennepin County. ChangePoints engages in proactive outreach attempts to locate these families, who are often in crisis, and connect them to needed support and resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are normal for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.
– Meet one-on-one with program participants to assist in locating needed community resources and services, primarily for (but not limited to) affordable housing and employment. Provide on-going support and follow-up to referred participants.
– Help participants create resumes, set up email accounts and complete job/housing applications.
– Conduct detailed research on various community services and resources as requested and compile information into electronic database.
– Attend home visits to participants with department staff as scheduled.
– Assist with coordination of weekly, on-site participant workshops.
– Compose and publish quarterly CTW program newsletter.
– Maintain accurate and precise case notes and file documentation as directed.
– Participate in and contribute to ongoing development of dynamic programming and services by actively communicating ideas and suggestions during meetings and through individual projects.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities: While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other members.
– Answer and route telephone calls and miscellaneous questions from staff, participants, vendors and the public.
– Support PPL’s work and mission by accepting assignments for special projects, committees, etc.
– Maintain professional communications with program participants, co-workers and partnered services providers.
– Provide information on assigned functions.
– Perform administrative and data entry duties as requested.
– Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
Qualifications
To perform successfully in this internship, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Minimum Requirements
– Must be a self-starter and comfortable with minimal supervision
– High level of attention to detail and follow-through
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to adhere to HIPAA, ADA and data privacy requirements
– No criminal record of gross misdemeanors or felonies
– Available 10-25 hours per week
Minimum Technology Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required while using technology, equipment and systems.
– Ability to use office equipment including telephone and voicemail system, copier, printer, fax machine and scanner
– Ability to access and navigate the internet and online databases
– Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
– Ability to navigate computer network (files, drives, and folders)
Education and/or Experience
– Actively pursuing or currently possess a degree in Human Services-related field or have experience working in Human Services-related field.
– High degree of cultural sensitivity; comfortable working with participants from diverse backgrounds.
– Knowledge of mental illness and chemical dependency issues is helpful.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the internship. While performing the internship duties, the intern is regularly required to sit, bend, and communicate. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions and ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors may cause discomfort and poses a limited risk of injury.
To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Laura Ford, MFIP Programs Manager, at laura.ford@ppl-inc.org. The application process includes an interview and background check.

Youth Day Camp Assistant Intern
Project for Pride in Living Youth Development programs provide supports and opportunities for youth from low-income families to develop academic and social competencies and confidence.
Our Summer Educational Enrichment Day (SEED) Camp provides development opportunities for elementary school youth. We are looking for people who can engage with our youth in a variety of learning activities; literacy, science, art, engineering, service projects, and field trips.
Time & Commitment:
Mid-June through mid-August.
32 hours per week for 9 weeks
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, 8 AM-4 PM
Location:
Bethlehem Community Center
2539 Pleasant Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
What kinds of things will I do?
• ENGAGE & SUPPORT A SMALL GROUP OF CHILDREN IN COMPLETING SCIENCE/ART PROJECTS
• READ BOOKS AND STORIES WITH A CHILD
• GUIDE A SMALL GROUP OF CHILDREN DURING FIELD TRIPS
• PREPARE AND SET UP PROGRAM MATERIALS
• PLAN AND FACILITATE BRIEF ARTS CLASSES WITH 6-8 CHILDREN
I will know I am doing well when…
• THE CHILDREN ARE ASKING FOR MY ASSISTANCE WHILE DOING THEIR PROJECTS
• THE CHILDREN ARE ENJOYING READING
• THE CHILDREN ARE PROUD OF THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
What kind of support can I expect?
• THE PROGRAM STAFF WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION
• TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED
• RESOURCES AND CURRICULUM FOR PROJECTS ARE PROVIDED
What’s in it for me?
• LEARN HOW AN EFFECTIVE URBAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WORKS
• DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING /BROADEN YOUR VIEW OF LOW-INCOME URBAN RESIDENTS
• DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN NURTURING AND MANAGING A GROUP OF CHILDREN
To apply: CONTACT MAURIE CLIPPERTON FOR MORE INFORMATION
612-872-2773 / MAURIE.CLIPPERTON@PPL-INC.ORG