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Off-Campus Student Employment Positions

The application deadline for 2023-24 is 12pm Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Off-Campus Student Employment Approved Sites 2023-24

  • Avalon School, Academic Support Aide

    Name of Organization: Avalon School

    Position Description: Serving students in grades 6-12 since 2001, Avalon is an innovative public school that employs a project-based learning approach, supporting students to design and execute independent projects as a major component of their education. The Academic Support position at Avalon would provide direct, academic support to students. As a project-based school, this may include project planning and execution, direct subject or seminar support through tutoring, or college and career planning with our older students. The nature of the support can depend on skills and interests of the applicant, and may be both in one-on-one or group settings.

    Duties: Student will work directly to support the academic needs of Avalon students. This can include subject-specific tutoring in high needs areas like math or science, writing support, project planning and execution, or helping students develop a post-secondary plan. The nature of the support can depend on skills and interests of the applicant, and may be both in groups or a one-on-one setting.

    Requirements: This person should be comfortable building relationships with high school students, communicating clearly with students and staff, and show consistency and patience in a school setting. As there may be a lot of flexibility, some initiative is also required.

    Work Schedule: High School hours are 9:00am-3:40pm (with lunch from 12:20-12:50).

    Work Location: 700 Glendale St, St. Paul MN 55114

  • Breakthrough Minneapolis, Program Assistant

    Name of Organization:  Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake

    Position Description: Breakthrough Twin Cities’ mission is to prepare under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. The Program Associate(s) will be responsible for facilitating a lesson plan written by Breakthrough Twin Cities staff for their group of students during a once monthly Saturday Sessions (2022 – 2023 dates TBD). Additional responsibilities on Saturday Sessions may include culture building, planning Bus Game, YO-Time, logistics, or other special events. There are also a variety of monthly opportunities around content creation or revisions, materials prep, program operations/logistics work, data entry, and special project work depending on interest and experience!


    • Manage outreach and communication with high school students and their families re: program offerings
    • Collaborate with the Curriculum & Instruction Director and Student Services Director to ensure high school programming effectively builds on our existing middle school programming
    • Plan and lead workshops that will support students on their journey to college
    • Build supportive, proactive relationships with LearningWorks students and their families
    • Develop and implement an engagement communication strategy
    • Assess alumni interests and needs and collaborate with staff to ensure communication/events align to overall mission.
    • Produce social media content


    • Willingness to take initiative
    • Ability to plan for long and short term goals
    • Demonstrated commitment to equity
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with wide audiences
    • Prior experience working with youth or college access organizations is desirable
    • Knowledge of or familiarity with the challenges low-income and first-generation students face on their path to college is desirable

    Work Schedule: Weekday hours are flexible. Some Saturday sessions.

    Work Location: 511 Kenwood Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55403

  • CLUES, Adult Basic Education Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)

    Position Description:This role will primarily include teaching, hosting classes, mentoring students and supporting volunteer teachers. Most work will be virtual, but special projects including student testing and outreach events will be in person.


    • Coordinating program volunteers
    • Facilitating ESL classes,
    • Assisting in program outreach and development

    Requirements:Spanish proficiency strongly preferred

    Work Schedule: 10am-12pm Monday – Friday preferred teaching hours. 6pm-8pm Monday- Thursday limited hours. In person testing/outreach hours are flexible, but usually afternoons/evenings. Occasional Saturday based on availability.

    Work Location: 797 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55106

  • CLUES, Youth in Action (YA!) Program Access & Engagement Specialist

    strong> Name of Organization: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)

    Position Description:The YA! Access & Engagement Specialist will work closely with YA! staff in direct service, program and curriculum development, and community engagement and outreach. Will work directly with individual students, lead presentations and check-in opportunities for the senior (and junior) class and their mentors, and lead Civic Engagement lessons and workshops for the cohort. This role will help shape Latinx high school students to be the leaders of today and tomorrow! (Spanish & English fluency required)


    • Assist with Youth Advisory Board meetings
    • Conduct student check-ins
    • Connect students with community events (including opportunities at Macalester)
    • Identify areas for program growth and expansion within the broader community
    • Track student progress and attendance
    • Record results of program surveys and evaluations
    • Increase parent/mentor/student connection
    • Outreach to new students, parents, community, and partners
    • Represent CLUES and promote the YA! Program at community events
    • Tutor students in area of study

    Requirements: Spanish proficiency required

    Work Schedule: Flexible. One Saturday/month required in-person

    Work Locations: 797 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55106

  • CommonBond Communities, Youth Program Specialist

    Name of Organization: CommonBond Communities

    Position Description: CommonBond Communities is the largest low-income housing provider in the upper Midwest. Join Skyline Tower in our Homework Center and have the uplifting experience of helping kids excel at school. Specialists work alongside staff to assist kids with their schoolwork, read with them, and otherwise contribute to a positive and welcoming program space.


    • Guide students through their homework assignments to support their academic success
    • Build a positive relationship with the students to support their social and emotional growth
    • Assist with development and running of education and enrichment activities
    • Work as a team with staff to help create and maintain a safe and supportive program environment


    • Enthusiasm for working with youth
    • Ability to maintain agreed-upon scheduling with program coordinator
    • Commitment to open communication with staff regarding scheduling and concerns
    • Believing, as does CommonBond, in dignity, respect, and inclusiveness for all people

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 2:30-5pm

    Work Location: 1247 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul MN 55104

  • CommonBond Communities, Teen Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: CommonBond Communities

    Position Description: CommonBond Communities is the largest low-income housing provider in the upper Midwest. Join the Teen Program and help prepare middle and high school students to succeed in school and life beyond.


    • Coordinate school-year academic support programs for youth in grades 7-12
    • Coordinate academic enrichment and community exploration activities during summer and school-year breaks
    • Collaborate with Academic Coordinator, volunteers, and others to coordinate the implementation of individualized learning goals and intervention plans for youth
    • Interview, train, and guide staff and volunteers
    • Engage parents/caregivers through regular communication, family nights, conferences, and other techniques to promote parents/caregivers as the primary leader of their child’s education
    • Work collaboratively within department and other departments


    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages
    • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment with both internal and external partners.


    • Bi-lingual Somali or Oromo
    • Experience in early literacy and youth literacy programs
    • Experience conducting program evaluations
    • Experience recruiting and working with volunteers

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 2-7pm

    Work Location: 1247 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul MN 55104

  • East Side Freedom Library, Programming Assistant

    Name of Organization: East Side Freedom Library

    Position Description: ESFL’s primary goal is to become a cultural crossroads within which our neighbors can build intergenerational, inter-ethnic, and inter-racial bridges within and between their communities. Work as described below will support this.

    Depending on skills and interests, one or combination of the following:

    • Within the Housing Justice Project, (a) research; (b) community outreach; (c) art projects for popular education.
    • Within ESFL itself, supervised by Peter Rachleff, (a) social media; (b) community outreach; (c) program planning.
    • Within ESFL itself, supervised by Clarence White, students engage books and art in ESFL collections, write blogs for ESFL website, and promote use of ESFL resources by wider community.

    Requirements: Reliability, commitment to social justice, willingness to learn. Fluency in languages other than English a plus.

    Work Schedule: Regular day hours, but most programming and events are evenings or weekends.

    Work Location: 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul 55106

  • El Colegio Charter School, Classroom Support Assistant

    Name of Organization: El Colegio Charter School

    Position Description:Classroom Support Assistant will support students with their classroom work. Some work may include but not limited to: reading, practicing English, supporting students with presentations, supporting students math (algebra / geometry), and/or supporting students in El Colegio’s college and career readiness class.

    Duties: 1-1 tutoring/assignment support, mentoring students who are applying for college and scholarships


    • Bilingual in Spanish and English
    • Passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
    • Collaborative approach to education that values deep relationships with students and community
    • Flexible and a self-starter

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-Th 8:0am-4pm, F 8:50am-2:15pm

    Work Location:4137 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • English Learning Center, Adult ESL Teacher

    Name of Organization: English Learning Center

    Position Description: The English Learning Center teaches English, math, citizenship and more to adult English Language Learners in the Twin Cites. As an Adult ESL Teacher you will help motivated English Language Learners 18 and older for three hours a day using an easy-to-use ESL text and workbook as well as a choice of supplemental speaking and listening materials, reading books, Chromebooks and more. All training provided.

    Duties: Teaching English classes to adult immigrants and refugees in person in Minneapolis

    Requirements: Our students thrive with a variety of teachers and teaching styles, but an ability to explain lessons clearly, answer questions and provide assistance as students work independently or in groups is always helpful

    Work Schedule: Morning hours, including at least 9:30-12:30 or evening hours, including at least 5:30-8:30 for at least one day per week, Monday-Thursday required.

    Work Location: 2315 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Esperanza United, Prevention & Social Change Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Esperanza United

    Position Description: Student will assist and support with our annual Youth Conference. Engage in conversations related to but not limited to healthy relationships, gender-based violence, mental health, sexual health and more. In addition, student will mentor youth in our weekly-run arts program and engage in community events and trainings related to gender-based violence and domestic violence.


    • Co-facilitate conversations about leadership and healthy relationships with youth in preparation for Youth Conference. Support Youth Conference planning in all aspects and solicit donations and resources to support the conference
    • Co-facilitate conversations about healthy masculinity and support implementation of
      boys circles
    • Co-facilitate art projects and healthy conversations with youth alongside volunteers in Free Arts program
    • Support with community events as needed


    • Previous experience working with youth and diverse families
    • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required
    • Evening and weekend availability

    Work Schedule: Must be available Monday evenings, other times flexible

    Work Location: 540 Fairview Ave N Suite 200 St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Global Arts Plus School, Classroom Aide

    Name of Organization: Global Arts Plus School, St. Paul Public Schools

    Position Description: Global Arts Plus is a Pre-k through 8 school in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) with an arts focus. Students will serve in a support role to the teachers in various classrooms, which may include PreK through 8 “homerooms”, arts specialist classrooms (dance, instrumental and vocal music, visual art, and theatre), and English Language Learning/Special Education classrooms. Macalester students may work 1:1 with GAP students, in small groups, or assist a teacher with whole class instruction. Instruction assistance include reading, math, writing, or creating. In addition, Macalester students may be assigned with GAP student(s) to mentor in the area of academic/social emotional learning. We will align the expectations and roles of these positions to the particular needs and interests of Macalester students.


    • Work 1:1 with GAP students in areas of reading, math, writing, or creating
    • Small groups in areas of reading, math, writing, or creating
    • Assist a teacher with whole class instruction.
    • Assist in developing an environment that fosters social emotional learning for students


    • An interest in working with a diverse and urban school with children PreK through 8th grade
    • Ability to act responsibly and respectfully with the students and staff at our school. Be able to follow a schedule, take directions from a supervisor
    • Ability to develop a growth mindset in an education learning environment.
    • Desired – experiences working with children

    Work Schedule: Flexible within school hours M-F 9:15am-4:15pm

    Work Locations:

    Pre-K-Grade 4
    1023 Osceola Ave
    St. Paul 55105

    Grades 5-8
    810 Palace Ave
    St. Paul 55102

  • Great Plains Institute, Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Great Plains Institute

    Position Description: The position will include supporting the Metro CERT region at the Great Plains Institute to advance community-based clean energy projects and initiatives. The duties can include educational and outreach activities, community workshops/forums and projects, including many that focus on our energy burden reduction work that has a focus on historically marginalized communities.


    • Supporting communications efforts for Metro CERT including writing blogs/case studies, promoting events, and helping assemble quarterly newsletters
    • Support 2024 seed grant process
    • Support MN EV Smart Cities and Native nations program, an electric vehicle community certification program. Duties may include supporting EV ride and drive events, writing case studies, and tracking data and metrics
    • Support CERTs Energy Burden work by assisting staff with outreach. Examples include outreach to manufactured home parks to share materials and programs to save energy and money
    • Support efforts to provide technical assistance and support for community-based clean energy efforts

    Requirements: Excellent communication skills, especially writing. Experience with standard computer programs, including a working knowledge of Excel, excellent research skills, interest or passion for community-based clean energy, basic understanding of the current state of clean energy including solar and electric vehicles

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-5pm, occasional weekends or evenings

    Work Location: 2801 21st Ave S, Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Hallie Q. Brown, Basic Needs Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

    Position Description: The mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. (HQB) is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership. The Basic Needs Program Assistant position entails supporting operations in our Food Shelf and our Community Support Navigation service. This will include taking Food Shelf orders from participants, both in person and through our online/telephonic ordering system, and fulfilling those orders for either participant pick-up or delivery through one of our partners. As well as fulfilling orders, this position will help maintain cleanliness and order within the Food Shelf to ensure efficient order fulfillment. As well as working with our Food Shelf, the Basic Needs Program Assistant will also work with our Community Support Navigator to connect participants with resources and services that we do not provide on-site (e.g., housing assistance, legal aid, medical care, etc.). In this capacity, employees will communicate with participants to identify their needs, identify community partners and services to fulfill those needs, and work with participant to connect to a given service.


    • Take participants’ information for food orders and follow-up with them as needed
    • Enter participant data into Organization Data Matrix
    • Contact new participants to ascertain what help they may need in accessing community supports that HQB does not provide at our facilities
    • Fulfill participant orders through personalized shopping and packing at HQB’s Food Shelf
    • Connect participants with community support/resources and identify new services as needed
    • Maintain Food Shelf organization and appearance in coordination with other Basic Needs employees


    • Passion for social work/human services
    • Must be an efficient typist and be comfortable with data entry
    • Comfortable working with and serving a diverse grouping of people
    • Experience in customer service
    • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds and be on your feet for up to an hour

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-5pm

    Work Location: 270 N Kent St, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

  • Hidden River Middle School, Volunteer Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Hidden River Middle School

    Position Description: Hidden River Middle School is a public school in St. Paul serving students in 6th – 8th grade, with a current enrollment of approximately 600 students. Hidden River Middle School is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to help us recruit, train, and support volunteers interested in sharing their time and talents with our community.


    • Assist one teacher/class as a classroom assistant–at least one weekly shift
    • Identify staff and teachers who could benefit from an assigned volunteer
    • Recruit volunteers (historically, most have come from Macalester, St. Thomas, the U of M, and the families of current Hidden River students)
    • Train volunteers and determine eligibility (background checks)
    • Match eligible volunteers with staff needs
    • Check-ins with staff and volunteers to ensure satisfaction with program
    • Reflect on this process and identify areas of improvement – the whole process starts over at the beginning of the second semester with a new pool of volunteers and staff needs


    • Love of the high-energy middle school environment!
    • Great organizational skills – matching volunteers to staff needs based on interests, and availability. It is vital to get these matches made ASAP to insure that volunteers are being fully utilized and able to begin building relationships
    • Communication skills – must create relationships with staff to understand their needs, and be able to communicate those needs to the incoming volunteers in order to set expectations and help volunteers to be successfuly
    • Creativity – please help us to improve the processes that have been used in the past while also generating new ideas to carry into the future
    • Volunteer in a classroom – the best way to gauge how the process is working is to also be a part of it. Commit to spending 1 hour a week in a classroom to see what our volunteers experience, and how things could be made better

    Work Schedule: Very flexible between school hours of 8:30am-3pm, although having a shift that overlaps with the end of the school day is helpful as it is easier to interact with faculty and staff once students have left the building for the day.

    Work Location: 1700 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

  • Hubbs Center, Teaching Aide/Lab Assistant

    Name of Organization: Hubbs Center – Adult Basic Education

    Position Description: Assist Adult English Language Learners and/or GED Learners in the classroom and or computer lab (assisting a teacher) or tutor in a study lab setting. Assist with homework, practice with reading/writing and/or math and conversational English. Materials provided.


    • Work cooperatively with staff to determine best approaches in the lab and classroom
    • Assist adult learners in the classroom, supporting the teacher as needed
    • Assist adult learners in the computer lab and with technology with online materials
    • Provide encouragement and support to learners
    • Complete reports as requested by coordinator (attendance, progress,etc.)
    • Manage attendance of students during shift
    • Other lab/classroom tasks as needed
    • Assist with Hubbs Newsletter and additional projects as needed

    Requirements: Interest/experience working with immigrant adults and/or with adult education

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 8:30am-8pm, possibly Friday mornings

    Work Location: 1030 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Community Defense Assistant

    Name of Organization: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

    Position Description: The MN Detention Line is a community resource staffed by volunteers and supervised by attorneys where individuals in ICE custody or their loved ones can call to gather resources about the immigration court process. Students will work with attorneys to assess next steps to provide brief service or referrals for full representation. In addition, students work on case assignments for on-going immigration cases under the supervision of attorneys. Depending on pandemic restrictions, students may have the opportunity to attend court hearings and travel to detention facilities.


    • Answering calls from detained immigrants
    • Informing callers about immigration detention processes and procedures
    • Following up with and relaying information to detainees and their families
    • Communicating with government agencies
    • Translating documents
    • Working on case assistance projects for staff


    • Must be able to read, write, and speak both Spanish and English fluently. Fluency in another locally relevant language also considered
    • Must possess cross-cultural communications skills and interpersonal sensitivity necessary to successfully work as an advocate.
    • Applicants with previous experience in victim advocacy and support are preferred.

    Work Schedule: Currently, detention line is scheduled Mondays from 2-4pm and Thursdays from 10am-12pm. Ideally, students could work one detention line shift and also have another shift during the week outside of detention line hours to do other case work.

    Work Location: 450 North Syndicate St, Suite 200, St. Paul MN 55104

  • In Black Ink, Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: In Black Ink

    Position Description: In Black Ink (IBI) seeks to create spaces where intergenerational stories about Minnesotans of African heritage can be shared, documented, and archived. The In Black Ink Program Assistant will work with the Program Manager and Director in the facilitation and execution of programs. The assistant will be trained to complete interviews, moderate and facilitate discussions for and about In Black Ink’s various programing. The student will assist with the facilitating of school residencies. They will help execute arts residency programs. Student will also attend meeting and engage with literary and visual artists in the creation of some of our literary projects.

    Duties: Interview elders for Elder Story Circles, introduce and moderate public discussions on behalf of In Black Ink, help facilitate some meetings and events, assist with the coordination of some of the events, assist with communication with artists for specific programs, assist with promotion of events.

    Requirements: Consistent work ethic, good follow through, a commitment and/or love for the African Heritage community and MN community overall, the ability to work independently when given general directives and instructions, ability to engage with artists and community members.

    Work Schedule: 10am-2pm Thursdays and Fridays. Days and hours can be adjusted to fit with the student’s school schedule and availability.

    Work Location: 938 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • International Institute of MN, Immigration Intake Specialist

    Name of Organization: International Institute of MN

    Position Description: The International Institute of Minnesota is accepting applications for students who are interested in learning about and/or increasing their knowledge on immigration issues including refugee resettlement, family reunification, lawful permanent residency and citizenship. This position will provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills at a non-profit agency that works one to one with refugees and immigrants from countries around the world.

    Duties: Determine client eligibility for immigration services program. Complete intake and eligibility screening for immigration appointments. Maintain immigration services databases. Assist with administrative tasks. Complete legal research for immigration services department.

    Requirements: Commitment to the human rights and general welfare of refugees and immigrants. Comfortable in a multicultural environment and patient with limited English speaking clients. Able to take initiative, multitask and prioritize assignments. Capable of working in a fast-paced environment. Capable of typing and using computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet. Prefer ability to express oneself comfortably in a 2nd language, such as Spanish, Somali, Karen, Amharic or Oromo. Bicultural candidate preferred.

    Work Schedule: Weekdays flexible within M-F 9am – 5pm, prefer morning or early afternoon schedule and that time be divided between two shifts

    Work Location: 1694 Como Ave, Saint Paul 55108

  • Jean Lyle Children’s Center, Teacher Assistant

    Name of Organization: Jean Lyle Children’s Center

    Position Description: Our unique kindergarten is a place where we nurture the joy of learning as well as help children be both cooperative and independent. To 5 year olds, all things are possible and they are interested in everything. It is exciting to introduce them to more of the world. In this position you will be working with 4-5 year olds, individually and in small groups, helping with classroom activities. Having another adult allows us to do more involved activities such as art projects, writing class books, sewing, science experiments and putting on a class play, to name a few. There is also a small component of helping to clean up materials after class and prepping materials for classroom projects. We consider our Mac students partners and valued members of our teaching team. We are open to providing opportunities for students to teach about a special interest or area of expertise. Community building and a foundation of kindness are as important to us as academic achievement. We expect our Mac students to be a positive presence in our classroom helping to facilitate the children’s emotional, social and academic growth.

    Duties: Our kindergarten is-one-of-a-kind. Because our class size is small (10-18) and our teacher:student ratio is 1:6, we are able to implement a creative and flexible curriculum using a learning-while-doing model. Each day our 2 ¾ hour session includes time for making choices, more structured small and large group activities, gross motor and outside play and reading stories. Whatever we are doing, we expect our Mac students to be involved, contributing classroom participants. At times you will be talking to, showing interest in, and playing with children. This will likely involve gently guiding and modeling sharing, taking turns and listening. Other times you will be helping with teacher-led small and large group activities providing 1:1 help where needed. Sometimes there will be specific duties but there will be times when we need our Mac students to be able to read the room to see where their presence is most needed at that moment. The kindergarteners say they are looking for someone who “is kind, helpful, plays games, listens and smiles”.

    Requirements: Experience working with young children is helpful, but not required. However love of young children and an interest in learning about them is a must. Willingness to work with a team of teachers and a variety of families. Sense of humor, flexibility, reliability and initiative.

    Work Schedule: Kindergarten is in session from 12:30-3:15pm M-F. We would consider morning preschool as a possibility, 8:45-11:30am if afternoon is not possible. Work hours are in 3-4 hour shifts.

    Work Location: 130 North Howell St., St. Paul 55104 (Howell and Laurel, about 1 mile from campus).

  • Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion School, Tutor

    Name of Organization: Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion School

    Position Description: Jie Ming is a Mandarin immersion elementary school that is part of St. Paul Public Schools. We are looking for Mandarin-speaking students to tutor grades 3-5 students in math. The instruction will be in Mandarin with small groups of students.

    Duties: The student will work closely with the classroom teacher on how to assist elementary students in math. It could be working with one individual or a small group up to four 3rd -5th grade students. This position requires a Mandarin speaker who likes to work with students from 3rd — 5th grade on math in Chinese.

    Requirements: In general, we are looking for someone who is good with children, interested in teaching, and who has solid math skills. Mandarin-speaking required.

    Work Schedule: Within M-F 8:30am-3pm

    Work Location: 1845 Sheridan Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55116

  • Keystone Community Services, Food Access Assistant

    Name of Organization: Keystone Community Services

    Position Description: Keystone serves over 42,000 people annually at neighborhood locations in St. Paul and its northern suburbs, including two food shelves, a mobile food program, two multi-service community centers, and youth program sites. Assists with all activities of food shelf services, exercising judgment and independent thinking. Provides direction for volunteer activities, maintains client records and database, receives donations and deliveries, and serves as a liaison to local contributors.


    • Works directly with recipients: conducts interviews with clients, provides resource information as needed, assures respectful customer service for all recipients, and provides direct services to food shelf clients when needed (including appointment scheduling, stocking shelves, and assisting clients with shopping)
    • Food shelf management: coordinates deliveries and community donations, tracks donations and submits monthly reports, assures that the food shelf program maintains a safe environment for clients and volunteers, and recommends program changes as needed
    • Maintains client database, including data entry and file updates
    • Supervises volunteer activities: training, supervising, and scheduling volunteers and work study positions
    • Tracks donations of volunteer time
    • Communicates volunteer needs to the Volunteer Coordinator and evaluates volunteer performance
    • Serves as a community resource around issues of hunger, poverty, and social services


    • Able to lift 25 lbs. from floor to shoulder height and to bend and twist while lifting
    • Frequent sitting, frequent standing
    • Computer work, telephone calls
    • Lifting, carrying reaching, pushing pulling
    • Ability to work independently while using supervision appropriately
    • Problem solving, decision making
    • Written and oral communication skills, communicating with the public
    • Some math
    • Exercise professional conduct
    • Easily adapt to change, capacity to handle multiple priorities
    • Ability to handle frequent interruptions
    • Possess good people and listening skills, conflict management
    • Preferred Qualifications: Speaks Hmong, Karen, Spanish, or Vietnamese

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8am-4pm

    Work Location: 1916 University Ave W, St. Paul 55104

  • Keystone Community Services, Youth Tutor/Mentor

    Name of Organization: Keystone Community Services

    Position Description: Be a mentor and provide academic support in a daily after school program for under-advantaged youth in grades K-8. You will provide homework help, academic tutoring, and provide opportunities for youth to engage in learning through enrichment and recreation. Be that role model that inspires youth to strive for college!

    Duties: Tutor students in reading and math. Provide homework assistance. Facilitate or participate in enrichment activities, sports and games. Optional: Lead a project or interest club such as science, cooking, theater, sports, or chess, etc.


    • The desire to have a positive influence on the lives of children and youth
    • The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
    • Interest and/or experience working with people from diverse cultures
    • Experience with youth and/or tutoring experience preferred
    • Bilingual proficiency appreciated but not required, especially in: Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, or Somali

    Work Schedule: M-F between 2:30-6pm (2-5 afternoons/week)

    Work Location: 265 Oneida St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • Lake Street Council, Strategic Initiative Outreach Specialist

    Name of Organization: Lake Street Council

    Position Description: The Strategic Initiative Outreach Specialist will support Lake Street Council’s efforts to reach and support small businesses in the Lake Street corridor. The Specialist will be charged with engaging directly with businesses about resources and programs that can make their business more sustainable and successful, as well as soliciting feedback and strategic input on the future of the Lake Street corridor. The Specialist will also support initiatives to bring life and vibrancy to Lake Street, including the implementation of art and storytelling initiatives and the support of community-facing events.


    • Reach out to businesses and nonprofits to share information about programs and resources relevant to them offered by Lake Street Council or our partners. Help businesses complete any paperwork or forms needed to enroll them in programs
    • Support strategic Lake Street Council events and projects that enable the ongoing mission of the organization and improve the corridor
    • Contact businesses to solicit feedback about their needs, their vision for the corridor, and about local planning decisions that will impact them
    • Compile and share information with Lake Street Council staff and partners


    • An enthusiastic, outgoing, and friendly attitude. You’ll enjoy this position a lot more if you really like talking to and learning about people, and aren’t afraid to knock on a door, introduce yourself, and get to know a complete stranger
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others
    • Not required, but a plus: Fluency or proficiency in Spanish, Somali, or Oromo

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am-5pm

    Work Location: 2925 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Macalester-Groveland Community Council, Community Engagement Assistant

    Name of Organization: Macalester-Groveland Community Council

    Position Description: The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) mission is centered on community engagement and amplifying community voices and community-based decision making. The Community Engagement Assistant will work with MGCC staff, board members, and committee members to increase engagement of community members, support community organizing and make sure our community members’ voices are being heard and included in decision making on the local, city, county, and state level. This OCSE position can be tailored to include community engagement related to a students’ particular interests. Our work in the community focuses on housing affordability and equitable development, multi-modal transportation, racial equity, city and state policymaking, community health, and environmental issues.


    • Assisting MGCC staff in adapting community engagement practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Increasing connections with underrepresented communities in Mac-Grove; including students, renters, BIPOC community members, etc.
    • Using MGCC social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) to educate community members on local issues and topics and increase community engagement on these issues
    • Supporting inclusive engagement practices of MGCC committees, including the Housing and Land Use Committee, Transportation Committee, Community Building Team, and Inclusivity Task Force


    • Demonstrated organizational skills including ability to establish priorities and procedures, and attention to detail
    • Interest or experience in community engagement or neighborhood organizing
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a non-profit environment
    • Open, flexible and able to work closely with diverse constituencies
    • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Interpersonal skills necessary for conducting outreach and building community partnerships
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computing skills essential
    • Operation of office machines such as copier, printers, etc.
    • Knowledge of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood a plus

    Work Schedule: Flexible (Wednesday office hours in-person from 11:30am-1pm with staff if possible, but not required)

    Work Location: 320 Griggs St. South, Saint Paul MN 55105

  • Metropolitan Council, Climate Resilience Fellow

    Name of Organization: Metropolitan Council

    Position Description: The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Support the Metropolitan Council’s role in providing solar technical assistance to local governments, including helping with enrollment in the SolSmart program and assisting with local government implementation efforts related to SolSmart program initiatives. This will include direct engagement with local government participants and potential enrollees within the 7-County metropolitan region.


    • Perform outreach to metro area cities and counties to inform local governments about available climate resilience technical assistance and programs, like Growing Shade
    • Provide resources and technical assistance to local governments
    • Support and assist the development and implementation of engagement and outreach efforts, including workshops and presentations to inform potential users of Council tools about purpose and applicability to their work. This includes organizing opportunities to train users on the Growing Shade interactive tool
    • Gather and synthesize user feedback
      li>Attend, support, and lead meetings, workshops, presentations, and webinars, with staff supervisor for select cross-sector and inter-agency projects, programs, and initiatives
    • Attend one local planning assistance staff meeting a month and share a final presentation before end of program

    Requirements: Interest/experience in planning. Interest/experience in environmental issues and alternative energy sources.

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am–4pm

    Work Location: 390 Robert St N, Saint Paul MN 55101

  • Metropolitan Council, Regional Planning Fellow

    Name of Organization: Metropolitan Council

    Position Description: The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Support the Metropolitan Council’s role in providing technical assistance to local governments, including development of technical resources, fact sheets, podcasts, webinars, or other professional education events which assist local planning partners to implement their 2040 comprehensive plans. This includes transforming recent projects from the Resilient Communities Projects into planning resources.

    Support the development of 2050 regional policy for the Twin Cities metropolitan region’s cities, counties, and townships. This may include outreach and engagement with local governments on regional topics such as land use policy as well as internal stakeholder engagement and outreach with technical staff including staff representing housing, transportation, parks, water resources, climate, equity, and others. This work will take an equity centered approach to collaboration with local government partners, organization of topic related focus groups, and solicitation of stakeholder participation. This may also include assistance with synthesizing feedback from engagement and outreach efforts.


        • Develop planning resources and other technical assistance for local governments implementing their 2040 local comprehensive plans
        • Center equity in internal and external stakeholder engagement efforts related to 2050 regional policy development. This may include creation of engagement plans, strategic discussions about equity and systems change in regional planning policy, organization of various focus groups, or participant solicitation.
        • Gather and aggregate feedback, organize feedback into themes, and prepare materials to communicate findings
        • Attend, support, and lead meetings, workshops, presentations, and webinars, with staff supervisor for select cross-sector and inter-agency projects, programs, and initiatives.
          Attend one local planning assistance staff meeting a month and share a final presentation before end of program.

    Requirements: Interest/experience in planning

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am-4pm

    Work Location: 390 Robert St. N, St. Paul MN 55101

  • Minnesota Community Care, Health Advocate

    Name of Organization: Minnesota Community Care

    Position Description: In this role a student can expect to assist the Health Educators in Health Start School Based Clinics (St. Paul high schools) with direct service to teen patients, classroom-based health education, youth advisory groups and our youth development programs, Project AIM and Its That Easy. The student in this position will be expected to shadow health educators while building their knowledge base, develop teaching and facilitation skills for classrooms and programs and become comfortable providing some direct service to youth in the clinical setting.

    Duties: Direct Service with teens alongside Health Educators, classroom education, community education, social media content, creation, and health promotion, recruitment and facilitating our Youth Board, special projects that align with our clinics and ideas that our interns may have, research and writing curriculum in the areas of sexuality and health.


        • Curiosity about youth ages 12 and up
        • Interest in public health delivery
        • Skills in interacting with youth
        • Creativity in approaches to communication and health promotion
        • Commitment to comprehensive sex education
        • Comfort working in cross-cultural environment with diverse youth

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8:30am-3pm

    Work Locations:
    Highland High School
    1015 Snelling Ave S
    St. Paul, MN 55116

    Central Senior High
    275 Lexington Pkwy N
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    Como Park High School
    740 Rose Ave. W
    St. Paul, MN 55117

  • NAMI Minnesota, Outreach & Event Assistant

    Name of Organization: Minnesota Community Care

    Position Description: The Outreach & Event Assistant will focus on one of four target areas of the organization, working to build capacity for current and future programming by supporting staff in program management, and helping with outreach and engagement for program participants and volunteer leaders. Depending upon interest areas and special skills of the student selected, opportunities will be available in the areas of 1) Public Health, 2) Volunteer Resources, 3) Community Organizing, or 4) Peer Programs.


        • Become familiar with NAMI Minnesota’s programs, its current processes and workplan/strategic goals
        • Support Peer Program Coordinator in execution of annual events such as the statewide conference, Young Professional Networking and Mental Health Awareness events (This work includes navigating logistics, providing day-of support (either set up or technical), assisting in promotion & outreach, collaborating with speakers/presentors on content and updating event recordings/follow up to participants after the event)
        • Identify, Research, and Implement/Complete a special project that will improve the program experience at NAMI Minnesota
        • Help prepare/update and program materials
        • Help to gather data, prepare reports, and evaluate current programming. Record and enter program tracking data
        • Support program staff by helping to manage volunteer leaders and provide additional communication/support


        • Ability to lead in commitment to social justice and use in all NAMI spaces of inclusive, welcoming and respectful action and language
        • Interest in nonprofit & event management and a willingness to learn about mental illnesses
        • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships
        • Good written and oral communication skills
        • Proficiency in basic computer software including Microsoft Word, Zoom, and Excel
        • Able to be self-directed and work independently
        • Able to present a professional appearance when representing NAMI Minnesota in the community

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm with occasional weekend/evening opportunities

    Work Location: 1919 University Ave W, Suite 400, St. Paul 55104

  • Neighborhood House, Food Market Intake Worker

    Name of Organization: Neighborhood House

    Position Description: Neighborhood House is a multi-service agency, providing wrap-around services including basic needs, education, youth programing, and health and well-being programing.

    The Food Market Intake Worker will help support the daily operations of the Neighborhood House Food Markets. Students will learn how to use ClientTrack, a database software that streamlines case management through data collection and organization. Students may also be asked to assist staff with special programming including NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors), Fresh Produce Distribution events, and food drives.

    If interested, the Food Market Intake Worker could also spend time learning about the Evaluation Department at Neighborhood House and assist the Community Impact Manager on various tasks. Evaluation responsibilities could include administering participant surveys, data entry, and researching topics related to our work here at Neighborhood House.


        • Refer participants to internal and external community resources to meet their needs
        • Assist with special programming and projects such as NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors), Fresh Produce Distribution, and food drives
        • Collect and enter data in accordance with agency and funding requirements


        • Prior experience working with at-risk families and individuals
        • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
        • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English
        • Strong customer service skills
        • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
        • Bilingual in Spanish, Karen, Hmong, or Somali is beneficial but not required
        • Must be able to safely lift a minimum of 30 pounds

    Work Schedule: M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm are available shift times

    Work Location: 179 Robie St E, St. Paul, MN 55107

  • Neighborhood Justice Center, Community Advocate Fellow

    Name of Organization: Neighborhood Justice Center

    Position Description: The Neighborhood Justice Center is a non-profit criminal defense firm and community organization. We provide representation in legal matters, including expungements, and work on community outreach and education. The Community Advocate Fellow will work closely with attorneys and other Neighborhood Justice Center staff to further NJC’s mission. Potential projects include: community outreach material preparation, client communication, work with our expungement program, and online content creation.

    Duties: Specific duties will include client communication and content creation, but other duties will depend on the student’s skills and interests.

    Requirements: Qualified candidates will have exceptional communication skills, an ability to consider different ways of solving a problem, an interest in law, and must be able to respectfully and compassionately interact with disenfranchised communities.

    Work Schedule: Flexible hours M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

    Work Location: 500 Laurel Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • Nexus Community Partners, Neighborhood Leadership Program Network Weaver

    Name of Organization: Nexus Community Partners

    Position Description: Nexus supports strong, equitable and just communities in which all residents are engaged, are recognized as leaders, and have pathways to opportunities. You will support us in the development of our alumni network for the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP). NLP is a leadership and community engagement program where we learn to protect the vitality of our communities by first learning how we are as individuals, who we are in connection to others, and what we can do in our respective spaces. You will help us develop our alumni network by connecting with NLP alumni and learning about what support they are doing and how we can further connect them to the NLP program. In addition to learning more about the work NLP alumni do today, you will: 1) Assist with current NLP programming (esp. fall semester) to fully immerse yourself in NLP 2) connect with NLP alumni, 3) find out ways NLP alumni wish to connect with current NLP participants, and 4) conduct research on community engagement online platforms that will connect NLP alumni to our current participants. We hope that this role will find a creative way to capture and share alumni’s stories in a creative format of your choosing.


        • Attend and assist with some of NLP Saturday programming (esp. fall semester)
        • Conduct interviews or group gatherings with NLP alumni
        • Collect and store NLP alumni’s contact information
        • Connect with NLP alumni and learn how they want to connect with NLP ecosystem. We define ecosystem as all the relationships in the NLP program. The relationships lean into each other, support one another, and grow alongside each other
        • Harvest and share out a report that captures how NLP alum want to connect to each other and current NLP participants
        • Research ways that NLP alum can easily connect with each other using an online platform and initiate this


        • Interview experience, prefer background in some kind of creative media (podcasts, film, photography, graphic design, etc.)
        • Experience in data collection, interpretation, harvesting and reporting
        • Knowledge of online community engagement platforms
        • Has worked / works in close proximity to BIPOC folks

    Work Schedule: Some involvement in current NLP programming on Saturdays 10am-2pm from October-April; Other times flexible during business hours

    Work Location: 2314 University W Ave, St. Paul MN 55105

  • Open Arms, Community Engagement Assistant

    Name of Organization: Open Arms of Minnesota

    Position Description: Open Arms is a local nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers nourishing, medically tailored meals free of charge to critically ill Minnesotans and their loved ones. We are looking for students interested in the day-to-day operations of nonprofit organizations to assist the Volunteer Engagement team in all departments at Open Arms of Minnesota. You will be working side by side with our diverse group of volunteers and staff in several areas of the organization including but not limited to the kitchen and bakery, shipping, delivery and logistics departments.


        • A passion for the mission of Open Arms
        • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as telephone, personal computer, printer and copy machine
        • Ability to communicate effectively with other interns, staff and volunteers.
          Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, navigate steps and work both on your feet and at a desk for periods of time
        • Ability to work well with a diverse base of volunteers, clients and staff of all ages and backgrounds
        • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

    Work Schedule: Flexible within 8am-6pm M-F, occasional Saturdays for special events

    Work Locations:

    380 Lafayette Frontage Rd.
    St. Paul, MN 55107

    2500 Bloomington Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Project for Pride in Living, Youth Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Project for Pride in Living

    Position Description: PPL is focused on affordable housing and employment readiness. Youth Program Assistants at PPL housing sites play a key role in our high-quality, consistent, fun program for youth in families who have experienced homelessness. YPAs bring their strengths and passions to engage youth in academics and enrichment while building supportive, positive relationships with youth, community volunteers, and families.


    • Work with staff and student leaders to implement program sessions for K-5 & high-school age students
    • Plan and prep age-appropriate enrichment activities with staff
    • Set up program materials and program space, assist with clean-up of program space
    • Facilitate activities during evening program
    • Develop relationships with youth participating in programming
    • Provide feedback and guidance to volunteer Mentors
    • Serve as a role model to youth through consistent attendance and reliability and help maintain a safe, positive environment for youth, volunteers and staff
    • Assist with behavior management and redirection as needed
    • Organize program space; keep program space clean and tidy
    • Assist with other projects as assigned



    • Self-starter and self-directed, ability to work independently on assigned projects
    • Experience with youth (after-school program, camp counseling, tutoring, etc.)
    • Strong communication, organization, problem-solving and time management skills
    • Dependable, responsible, flexible, and patient
    • Able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage diverse youth

    Work Schedule: Tuesday 5-8pm, Wednesday 4-7pm, additional hours in collaboration with youth program staff

    Work Location: Fort Road Flats, 2242 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55116

  • Rainbow Health Minnesota, EPCEA Assistant

    Name of Organization: Rainbow Health Minnesota

    Position Description: EPCEA Assistant position will assist in the administrative and direct client activities of the Every Penny Counts Emergency Assistance (EPCEA) program. This would consist of assisting with the day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program such as: entering client data into a client program database, processing emergency financial assistance requests and food vouchers for EPCEA clients, and directly responding to client and HIV providers emails and calls.


    • Entering program data including client demographic information, etc into program database
    • Assisting with day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program
    • Receiving and processing client requests for emergency financial assistance
    • Answering phone, returning calls and emails to clients and HIV providers
    • Understanding and complying to the agency’s confidentiality guidelines
    • Assisting with other administrative projects of other agency programs if needed or as appropriate


    • Comfort working with diverse populations
    • Experience with customer service, sexual health issues and/or human services preferred but not required
    • Comfort working with on line databases and working with Microsoft Office programs

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location: 1801 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

  • Reading Partners Twin Cities, Tutor & Special Projects Assistant

    Name of Organization: Reading Partners Twin Cities

    Position Description: Reading Partners empowers students to develop mastery of key reading skills through data-informed, curriculum-driven, one-on-one tutoring led by trained volunteers. This role will assist with tutoring in elementary schools and other organizational projects in our office, with opportunities to work on a wide range of special projects to gain experience working in a nonprofit setting. In addition to tutoring, student workers may also have the opportunity to explore professional development interests that enhance our program success, ranging from volunteer recruitment to family engagement work.


    • Working one-on-one with elementary school students reading below grade level
    • Assisting in running the tutoring center, including substitute tutoring
    • Assisting in volunteer management of tutors along with preparing and organizing materials for the program implementation
    • Provide in-office support on special projects, including creating and maintaining booklists, marketing and communications outreach, and family engagement work


    • Willingness and eagerness to learn tutoring strategies
    • Demonstrates patience and empathy for students while holding high expectations
    • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision
    • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups

    Work Schedule: For tutoring: consistent, weekly availability for multiple 1 hour tutoring sessions 7:30am-2:30pm M-Th (the bulk of hours will be completed during this timeframe)

    Work Locations:

    Maxfield Elementary
    380 N. Victoria
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    Phalen Lake Elementary
    1089 N. Cyprus St.
    St. Paul 55106

    Hamline Elementary
    1599 Englewood Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), Media Center Assistant

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

    Position Description: The majority of SPNN members are from communities who have traditionally been misrepresented or underrepresented in traditional media. Depending on the student’s interest and talents, they would be able to create projects that would help promote the work of SPNN through video, blogs, and social media, mentor members in one-on-one or group settings, assist with classes, workshops, and one day training camps for youth and adults, and use their skills to create how to videos. They would work with our youth to learn podcasting, photography, and editing skills.


    • Mentor SPNN members and assist with technical needs
    • Create member profiles, tech tips, and promotional videos for SPNN and our members
    • Building relationships with SPNN members whether through aiding in basic classes or drop in centers the OCSE will help to make SPNN members engaged and supported
    • Access Center Management of resources and equipment
    • Assist with our classes and workshops -Assisting with our youth programs

    Requirements: The SPNN Program Assistant will be working closely with SPNN’s members and youth who are very diverse. Good customer service skills, technical aptitude and a love for working with people are necessary. Since the adults involved in our programs are predominantly low-income and from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, experience working with people of color, low-income adults, and having an understanding of technology would be beneficial. To support access members, it would be beneficial if the intern has experience or at least interest in video production and other forms of media. An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is strongly desired. Previous mentorship/peer mentorship a bonus.

    Work Schedule: We are most active from 4-7pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and Sundays from 1-5pm, so those would be the best times to be available.

    Work Location: 550 Vandalia St, Suite 170, St. Paul MN 55114

  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Right Track Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

    Position Description: The Right Track Program Assistant will support the youth engagement and training efforts of Right Track, by planning and facilitating employment trainings, conducting outreach activities to engage young people in Right Track, and working with program interns to promote the program.


    • Be a positive role model for youth and other community members
    • Assist in the supervision of school-year marketing interns
    • Plan and facilitate employment trainings
    • Create activities and curriculum for intern education and training
    • Co-create social media and print marketing materials for Right Track
    • Recruit youth participants for Right Track
    • Facilitate youth training sessions for Right Track
    • Support large events (Career Exploration Day, Match Day, Orientation) as needed


    • Eagerness to work directly with youth ages 14-18 years old
    • Experience facilitating group initiatives
    • Interest in creating marketing materials Demonstrate an ability to plan, organize, and prioritize own work
    • Demonstrate effective leadership by supporting the mission and vision of Right Track
    • Demonstrates effective teamwork by being self-motivated, accepting of assignments, asking for or offering assistance to team members and by completing assignments within agreed upon deadlines<
    • Understand the specific roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the team
    • Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors, including those who may have disabilities and whose first language may be other than English
    • Demonstrate an ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with the general public, especially youth
    • Takes responsibility for own actions
    • Demonstrates and ability to effectively listen, speak, write, and interact with a diverse work group of individuals, co-workers, supervisors or with the public
    • Communicates in a cooperative, non-argumentative manner, using calm, moderate tones, and appropriate language
    • Utilizes appropriate nonverbal mannerisms in handling difficult encounters

    Work Schedule: At least two evenings a week M-Th until 7pm required. Other hours are flexible between 9am-7pm M-F, occasional weekends

    Work Location: 1022 Marion St, Saint Paul, MN 55117

  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Youth Commission Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

    Position Description: The Saint Paul Youth Commission Program Assistant will support the work of the Saint Paul Youth Commission by co-facilitating weekly meetings, planning activities, mentoring youth commissioners, and supporting commissioner activities within the community.


    • Be a positive role model for youth and other community members
    • Plan and co-facilitate weekly commission meetings
    • Create activities and curriculum for commissioner education and training
    • Mentor youth commissioners
    • Support the Saint Paul Youth Commission at community events
    • Support Youth Commissioners efforts to plan and execute impact projects


    • Eagerness to work directly with youth ages 14-18 years old
    • Experience facilitating group initiatives
    • Demonstrate an ability to plan, organize, and prioritize own work
    • Demonstrate effective leadership by supporting the mission and vision of the Saint Paul Youth Commission
    • Demonstrates effective teamwork by being self-motivated, accepting of assignments, asking for or offering assistance to team members and by completing assignments within agreed upon deadlines
    • Understand the specific roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the team
    • Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors, including those who may have disabilities and whose first language may be other than English
    • Demonstrate an ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with the general public, especially youth
    • Takes responsibility for own actions
    • Demonstrates an ability to effectively listen, speak, write, and interact with a diverse work group of individuals, co-workers, supervisors or with the public
    • Communicates in a cooperative, non-argumentative manner, using calm, moderate tones, and appropriate language
    • Utilizes appropriate nonverbal mannerisms in handling difficult encounters

    Work Schedule: Monday evenings every week and at least one other evening T-Th until 7pm required. Other hours are flexible between 9am-7pm M-F, occasional weekends.

    Work Location: 1022 Marion St, St. Paul, MN 55117

  • Saint Paul Public Library, Homework Center Lead Tutor

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Public Library

    Position Description: The Saint Paul Public Library Homework Center Lead Tutor provides one-on-one homework and school support to students of all ages and backgrounds. Lead tutors also eventually assist in managing the homework center operations. Homework Centers are comfortable spaces at the library where students of all ages can drop in and work on their homework independently or with the help of tutors. The centers are equipped with computers, printers, reference books, and school supplies for student use.


    • Provide one-on-one homework and school support to students of all ages and backgrounds
    • Assist in managing the homework center operations
    • Review homework assignments with the students and help students utilize study strategies
    • Be a creative, kind, professional adult who builds trusting relationships with students
    • Work a member of an exceptional tutor team


    • Have a strong interest in tutoring a culturally, ability, and age diverse group of students
    • Self-directed learner who is willing to develop leadership and tutoring skills
    • Student workers should be organized, reliable, and dedicated to this work
    • Must employ good communication, patience, time management, problem-solving, and active listening skills
    • Student workers are most successful when they enjoy working in a collaborative atmosphere in a busy environment

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 4-7pm and Sundays 1-4pm

    Work Locations:

    461 Dale St
    St. Paul MN 55103

    Highland Park
    1974 Ford Parkway
    St. Paul 55116

  • Science Museum of Minnesota, Museum Support Specialist

    Name of Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota

    Position Description: This position will help in supporting the Science Museum’s mission to “Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.” Work on projects that directly impact the Science Museum’s activities and programming.


    • Supporting floor activities
    • Developing theme kits
    • Supporting gallery coordination
    • Creation of new programming

    Requirements: This position requires someone who is motivated and excited about science as well as focused enough to work independently.

    Work Schedule: The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm; Monday/Tuesday hours are negotiable.

    Work Location: 120 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul MN 55102

  • SMRLS, Volunteer Attorney Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

    Position Description: Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides free, high-quality legal help to low-income people in critical civil matters. SMRLS runs remote and in person pro se clinics where volunteers draft documents, have documentation reviewed by an attorney who is a subject matter expert, have SMRLS do filing and service after the clinic, and then clients represent themselves in court.

    Duties: The student will conduct phone screening questionnaires for pro se clinics, and collect documentation (e.g. waiver, firm-required attestation, supporting documents) via text, fax, mail, or email. The student will manage client and volunteer sign-up sheets for clinics and send reminders before the clinic. The student will attend clinics and help with event administration – tech set-up, tech troubleshooting, and clean up. The student may help with additional public-facing administrative duties if needed. Students may also assist with completing intakes at our Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic, where clients receive brief advice before representing themselves at eviction First Appearance Hearings.

    Requirements: Previous experience in handling confidential information, attention to detail, and previous public-facing experience are helpful. We are seeking students with the ability to work effectively with low-income clients and persons of diverse backgrounds.The student’s commitment will involve 2-3 weekly shifts of up to 3 hours during normal business hours. Pro se Clinics are an opportunity for additional hours but we can work around a student’s schedule. Students will be working in person and remotely.

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location: 55 5th St E, Suites 800 and 400, St. Paul MN 55101

  • The Center for Victims of Torture, New Tactics in Human Rights Fellow

    Name of Organization: The Center for Victims of Torture

    Position Description: New Tactics in Human Rights at the Center for Victims of Torture works to build the capacity of individuals and organizations working in human rights through training and mentoring. Students will assist with the research and development of resources to be utilized in New Tactics digital platforms, including our database of innovative tactics used by activists, strategy and advocacy evaluation toolkits, eLearning curriculum, social media and blog, and interactive online mapping tool. Students will have the opportunity to engage with human rights actors worldwide in arranging thematic online conversations (via Facebook Live, Twitter and other social media channels), interviewing activists to write tactical summaries of their advocacy campaigns, and developing other content and materials. The position is research and writing intensive.


    • Online Conversations: research, writing, outreach, and planning/coordination for thematic discussions between human rights defenders and activists
    • Tactical Summaries: research, writing, and outreach to innovative human rights organizations and campaigns
    • Digital Media: research & writing for blog and social media posts, assist with video & audio (podcast) production, assist with video editing, assist with website editing, assist with development of new online tools
    • eLearning Support: support development of eLearning modules, including enrolling in and piloting online courses
    • Training Support: support logistics, outreach and communication, and preparation of materials for in-person training programs
    • Networking: informational interviews with CVT staff, including New Tactics staff based in Jordan and other global colleagues; interacting with human rights actors


    • An interest in human rights
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Experience conducting online research
    • Organized, detail-oriented and team player
    • Computer skills – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and online search proficiency
    • Interest in online work. Highly desirable but not essential: Language capacity in Arabic, Spanish, or other language. Familiarity with emerging digital media technologies
    • Positive outlook. Sense of humor.

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8am-4pm

    Work Location: 2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, Saint Paul, MN 55114

  • Tubman, Legal Access Navigator

    Name of Organization: Tubman

    Position Description: Tubman Legal Access Navigators implement person-centered and culturally grounded practices to people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds through safety planning, connection to Tubman services, emotional support, and referrals to community organizations. Legal Access Navigators deliver empathetic guidance via phone, e-mail, and in-person to individuals seeking legal services and other resources at Tubman and in the community.


    • Provide non-judgmental, culturally competent, trauma-informed, and client-centered support
    • Work with clients to complete Legal Intake forms, gathering information to assess eligibility and support legal staff
    • Refer clients seeking Orders for Protection or Harassment Restraining Orders to Tubman legal advocates or community providers
    • Provide support, advocacy, and information about Tubman programs including legal, shelter, housing, mental & chemical health, youth, outreach, and other programs
    • Connect clients to community partners for additional services and basic needs resources

    Position Requirements:

    • Ability to work well with those experiencing crisis and/or trauma, remaining calm and client centered throughout in-depth, extensive, and sometimes emotional conversations
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including empathetic listening and the ability to respond appropriately and respectfully to clients
    • Experience in customer service, crisis intervention, human services-related work preferred
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, resourcefulness, emotional maturity
    • Personal and/or professional experience with people from diverse backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences
    • Uphold an openness to learning and commitment to enhancing skills through training, supervision, and coaching
    • Ability to maintain a working knowledge of Tubman’s services and other community resources
    • Comfortable using a computer including basic computer programs, researching the internet, utilizing excellent organizational skills, and writing professional emails
    • Multi-cultural and multi-lingual applicants will be strongly considered

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am‐1pm & 1‐5pm, one team meeting per month

    Work Location: 4432 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Tubman, Youth Educator

    Name of Organization: Tubman

    Position Description: Tubman’s Movement for Violence Prevention program leads classroom presentations in middle and high schools, teaching a curriculum about healthy relationships and violence prevention, and facilitates leadership groups that help teens expand their knowledge about violence prevention and gives them tools to become part of the “MVP Action Team” as a peer educator. The Youth Educator Intern supports this program, facilitating violence prevention informational sessions to youth through a race equity lens.


    • Promote well-being of youth by administering prevention-based services and access points
    • Provide on-going support through education, individual meetings, and leadership groups
    • Communicate and collaborate to promote MVP programming through the MVP Action Team, assisting with a quarterly newsletter and promoting events and activities such as an annual healthy relationships poster and video contest
    • Awareness of challenges facing youth, ability to problem solve, and serve the community
    • Plan and curate posts to engage youth audiences via various social media platforms

    Position Requirements:

    • Excellent communication skills, flexibility, maturity, and positive attitude
    • Interest in public speaking, community outreach and youth programs
    • Ability to work independently and to manage resources and time effectively
    • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment

    Work Schedule: M-F flexible daytime hours

    Work Location: 4432 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407 and schools throughout the metro area

  • Union Park District Council, Community Engagement Associate

    Name of Organization: Union Park District Council

    Position Description: The Union Park District Council (UPDC) is a nonprofit neighborhood association that promotes resident involvement in community issues and ensures neighborhood voices are heard in government decision-making. The student will participate in our resident engagement work primarily by supporting community volunteers who are serving on our committees. Our committees focus on local issues, including pedestrian safety, park development, urban planning, public transportation, historical preservation, environmental protection, and creative placemaking. Specifically, the student will collaborate with the members of two of our committees to prepare meeting materials, participate in meeting discussions, and complete work that arises out of the committees. The student will also work with our community members on event and program coordination, communications, and general engagement, especially when related to the relevant committee work.


    • Participate in the work of two of our resident-led committees (Neighborhood Involvement, and either Transportation or Land Use & Economic Development)
    • Engage residents and other stakeholders around topics to be addressed by committees, conducting targeted surveys, interviews, and other research as needed
    • Partner with committee chairs to prepare meeting materials and to update our website and social media with information on issues addressed by committees
    • Attend meeting discussions with residents and collaborate with committee members to complete work that arises out of the committees
    • Serve as logistics coordinator for one or more community engagement event related to committee work (for example, an arts-based community-building series, or a community issues forum)
    • Assist volunteers in the administration of a new micro-grant program being developed by the Neighborhood Involvement Committee
    • Support Union Park’s general community-building and placemaking events in collaboration with the Community Organizer and resident volunteers
    • Develop and foster relationships with residents, local business owners, and other community members
    • Respond to phone, email, social media, and in-person inquiries from residents, troubleshooting community issues as they arise, especially as related to committee work
    • Create promotional materials for meetings, events, and programs; collaborate with the Community Organizer on creating effective messaging
    • Assist the professional staff in record keeping related to community engagement, such as data entry in our resident mapping database and managing email lists


    • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for community and/or nonprofit work
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Well-organized
    • Good listener
    • Ability to work efficiently with frequent interruptions
    • Good independent problem solving skills
    • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
    • Responsive and reliable
    • Flexible

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am-5pm, some evening and weekend meetings and events

    Work Location: 1821 University Ave, Suite 308, St. Paul MN 55104

  • Youth Leadership Initiative, Youth Coach

    Name of Organization: Youth Leadership Initiative

    Position Description: Youth Leadership Initiative is a Minnesota based nonprofit. Our mission is to advance racial equity by developing a new generation of diverse leaders who are prepared to build a thriving, inclusive, and multicultural Twin Cities area; and catalyzing justice and transformation in the systems that impact youth. Join the Youth Leadership Initiative in developing the next generation of multicultural leaders. This position will be working directly with young people, fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment, and supporting youth to understand and learn about topics of cross-cultural community-based leadership. In addition to attending programming, you will facilitate activities for small groups and support program operations.

    Duties: Attend all components of YLI programming including weekly leadership team meetings on Mondays 4-7:30pm, weekly Action Team Meetings on Wednesdays 4-6:30pm, Staff Team meetings on Thursdays 5-7pm, and monthly Cultural Exploration Sessions on Saturdays 10am-2pm. Be a positive role model, help youth build positive relationships with each other, model inclusive leadership, encourage youth voice and leadership, and check-in with participants about their experience and how they are doing overall. Students will also be a lead facilitator for either an Action Team or Cultural Session small group.

    Requirements Desire to support the learning and growth of young people, commitment to social justice and equity, experience working on a team and collaborating with others, ability to commit to program schedule and dates, ability to be flexible and adapt to changes, ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with youth, and experiences working with BIPOC and LGBTQA+ communities. Must pass a background criminal check.

    Work Schedule: Weekly leadership team meetings on Mondays 4-7:30pm, weekly Action Team Meetings on Wednesdays 4-6:30pm, Staff Team meetings on Thursdays 5-7pm, and monthly Cultural Exploration Sessions on Saturdays 10am-2pm

    Work Location: 461 Dale St., St. Paul, MN 55104