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MAFEL Meeting Schedule, 2008 - 2009


August 12, 2008

The Soap Factory

8:30 – 10:00 AM

518 2nd St. SE

Minneapolis, MN

Planning/Ideas Session

Did you enjoy the topics discussed at this year's MAFEL meetings? Would you like to help plan what topics we should discuss in this coming year? We need your ideas! Please join us and let us know what topics are important to you. This is also a great time to reconnect with people after a summer away.

map to The Soap Factory

October 28, 2008

8:30 to 10:00 AM

in the Library, room 302, on the St. Paul campus of Metropolitan State University

Recruiting and Posting Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

We will be sharing the results of a survey of both colleges and organizations involved in experiential education. The survey measures where internships are being posted vs. where students are searching for opportunities.

Maps and driving directions to St. Paul campus

On the St. Paul map, the Library is letter "E".   It is located on 7th street between Maria and Mounds Blvd. Parking is in the lot on Maria and is $2.50, a flat rate all day.

December 9, 2008

8:30 to 10:30 AM

In Common Roots Cafe at 2558 Lyndale Avenue South

Networking Meeting

Join us for a fun networking  meeting at Common Roots Cafe ( in Minneapolis. Come for some laughs, to share successes over the past semester and to hear information on available grants for MAFEL members for the spring semester. Map to the Common Roots Cafe

February 10, 2009

8:30 to 10:30 AM

Internships: A professional metamorphosis

Have you ever wondered how students make the transition from an academic arena to a professional one? Join us for a conversation on how we all play a part in that transition. We will discuss how internships can be much more than just a fulfillment of credit but can be access to a professional mentor, lead to future employment, a place to receive pforessional feedback and learn professional etiquette.

April 14, 2009

8:30 to 10 AM

at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Organizational Needs and Summer Interns

Join to talk about membership, new officer information and available scholarships.We will also use this time to talk about any issues surrounding your interns or intern programs and get ready for summer student placement.  So bring your thoughts and concerns. You are welcome to join us for any portion of the meeting.  If you have to leave early to get to the Idealist Fair that is fine. Directions

June 2, 2009
8:30 - 10:30

College of St. Catherine,

St. Paul, MN

Coeur de Catherine, 4th floor Room 495.


Risk Management/Legal Issues Related to Internships

Ellen McVeigh, of Bornstein and McVeigh Law Offices, has presented on this topic for MAFEL in the past, and does a wonderful job helping educators and non-profits

understand our legal obligations.  This is important info, and we hope you will join us!

If you have particular issues you would like addressed, please send them to Jean Wilhide by May 20th. Jean can be reach at the Washburn Center for Children at 612-872-3341 2430 Nicollet Ave. S, Minneapolis, 55404 or via email at

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