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Monday, February 13, 2012

Summer 2012 Internship Opportunities

Paid Internships at the FRA: statistics and quantitative surveys (Deadline: Feb. 17)
International Peace & Security Internship; The Stimson Center - Washington, D.C. (Deadline: March 5)
Program Intern; MADRE - New York City (Deadline: March 15)
Human Rights Legal Advocacy Intern; MADRE - New York City (Deadline: March 15)
Communications Intern; MADRE - New York City (Deadline: March 15)
Publcin Education Intern; MADRE - New York City (Deadline: March 15)
Development Intern; MADRE - New York City (Deadline: March 15)
Humanitarian Aid Campaign Intern; MADRE - New York City (Deadline: March 15)
Paid Advocacy Program Intern; Alliance for Justice - Washington, D.C. (Deadline: April 1)
US-India Policy Studies Intern; Center for Strategic & International Studies (Deadline: May 16) 
Communications Intern; Nonprofits Assistance Fund - Twin Cities (Deadline: May 18)
Marketing & Communications Intern; Children's Cancer Research Fund - Twin Cities (Deadline: May 18)
Office Management Intern; Teatro del Pueblo - Twin Cities (Deadline: May 18)
Paid Policy Internship; Council of the Americas - New York City (Deadline: May 18)

Art & Cultural Events Intern; Caponi Art Park and Learning Center - Twin Cities
Development Intern; The Arc Minnesota - Twin Cities
Food Support Outreach Intern; Second Harvest Heartland - Twin Cities  
New Media Intern; TakeAction Minnesota - Twin Cities
Political Intern; Sierra Club North Start Chapter - Twin Cities
International Religious Freedom Intern; Freedom House - Washington, D.C.
Summer Internship; Council on Foreign Relations - New York City

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

La Oportunidad Internships

As a quick refresher, La Oportunidad is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and a

recognized leader for providing effective educational and supportive
programs that enable Latino individuals and families to achieve positive
educational and social outcomes. The organization's mission is to champion
the development of Latino individuals and families to create a strong,
peaceful community*.*  We serve the Latino community in the Twin Cities with
both violence prevention and intervention services for children, youth,
parents, and adults. Our services range from after school programs for
Latino children and youth to parenting classes for adults and domestic
violence/anger management classes for adult offenders. ****

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We are currently recruiting volunteers and interns for the Fall Semester to
help us achieve our mission and maintain the high standards our programming
has become known for. Volunteers and interns commit to at least one day a
week and choose from a variety of options, including; Group Facilitators and
Assistants for our El Camino (*The Path*) Program which serves Latino
children ages 5-12 and Childcare Assistants to help care for the children of
parents who are attending our Padres (*parenting*) Program.****

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Our volunteers and interns gain vital skills that they are able to use for
the rest of their lives.  They learn how to effectively and successfully be
part of a team and work towards a goal.  They also learn classroom
management techniques and develop leadership skills. Finally, and perhaps
the most popular benefit for many, they are given the opportunity to learn
about Latino culture and use and refine Spanish language skills.****

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I have attached a detailed description of the specific volunteer positions
that we are looking to fill and a volunteer application. If you have
students you think might be interested in any of these opportunities, or if
you would like more information about our volunteer and internship programs,
please feel free to contact me by phone, at 612.872.6165 ext.10, or by email
at ****.  ****

Monday, August 29, 2011

Immigration Service Internship, International Institute of Minnesota-St Paul, MN

Immigration Services Internship

The International Institute is now accepting applications for unpaid internships. If you are interested in learning about or increasing your knowledge on immigration issues including refugee resettlement, permanent residency and citizenship, the Institute provides opportunities to work alongside individuals from countries around the world. Internships are usually 4 months in length with three terms a year.
Primary Duties includes:
  • Assist refugee and asylee clients with applications for permanent residency (Green Card Applications), citizenship, and refugee sponsorship forms
  • Maintain files and update databases
  • Respond to questions on permanent residency application procedures, becoming a U.S. Citizen, and refugee resettlement
  • Update curriculum for citizenship classes as needed
  • Take passport and immigration photos
  • Assist with small projects for other Institute programs
Recommended Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in learning about immigrant and refugee communities
  • Experience working effectively cross-culturally
  • Experience with computers and internet
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Hours:  Minimum of 12 hours per week required, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. (hours are flexible, depending on applicant’s class requirement)
Time Commitment:  The Institute will only consider applicants able to commit to at least one full term of service. Terms are defined below.
2011-2012 Start Dates:
  • Summer Term – May/June 2011 - August 2011. (Interviews in May)
  • Fall Term – September 2011-December 2011 (Interviews in August)
  • Spring Term – January 2012-April/May 2012 (Interviews in December)
To Apply:
  1. Go to and click on "Current Volunteer Opportunities".
  2. Click on "Apply Online" and fill out the online application. Be sure to specify which term you are applying for!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Congress Communications Internship

Keith Ellison for Congress Communications Internship

Position description:

Communications interns will work closely with the Communications Director to reach voters via traditional and new media. Interns will gain valuable professional experience in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. You will have an opportunity to work with and assist all staff members. Students are encouraged to work with their college to arrange for academic credit.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintaining campaign’s presence on social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Monitoring local and national news sources.
Assisting with video production.
Event planning and promotion.
Answering all incoming calls and distributing mail to appropriate staff.
Assisting with press outreach and advertising.


Ideal candidates should be proficient in social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In addition, candidates should possess strong research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a passion for progressive politics. Availability should be 15 to 20 hours per week. Candidates with experience on political campaigns and/or advocacy organizations will be given prime consideration.


Positions are open until filled. There is a rolling application process, so please apply as soon as possible.


Interested candidates should send cover letter, résumé, and references to:

Kate Lynne Snyder
Keith Ellison for Congress
2700 E Lake St Suite 3100
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 522-4416