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Seeking for volunteers, interns, and work study students!

Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School (MNIC) is seeking volunteers, interns, and work study students who desire an engaging and stretching experience. MNIC is a decentralized charter high-school with three locations targeting primarily low-income African American youth, ages 15-21 who face barriers to their education. Many MNIC students have been transient during their primary and secondary schooling and, as a result, are focused to catch up on their credits and receive their high school diploma. Student volunteers are a great asset to the school. Volunteers work as tutors and advocates, and to develop programs in outreach capacities and special projects. We are very open to exploring new ways to match the learning interests of the Service Learning Student or Intern with our program needs.

MNIC Offers:
· Flexible scheduling from 8:30am to 3pm
· Tutoring placements in a variety of subjects
· Training and ongoing support provided
· Easy access to a bus line
· Projects related to your area of study
· Interaction with multicultural students and staff
· An opportunity to make a difference for yourself and others
· Real world experience

Opportunities include:
MNIC Basic Skills Classroom Volunteer Tutor
Tutors are needed to help high school students build their basic skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies and computer use. Under the direction of a classroom teacher, volunteers work one-on-one or with small groups of students. Activities include assisting students with classroom assignments and preparation for the state MCAII/GRAD Tests. MNIC has a day program that runs 8:30am to 3:00pm (Monday- Friday) and most tutoring takes place in the morning hours.

MNIC College and Career Advocate/Tutor
College and Career Advocates/Tutors work with students to assist them with immediate and future career and/or postsecondary needs. In addition to tutoring, CCAs assist students with activities including writing resumes and cover letters, taking career inventories, creating a college application timeline, applying for jobs, and completing the FAFSA. The advocate will work alongside the College and Career Access Coordinator. Intensive training and support will be provided in this position, and requires a 2 semester commitment.

MNIC Health Advocate/Tutor
Health Advocates/Tutors work to increase access to health care resources. In addition to
tutoring, Health Advocates complete projects to provide MNIC staff with information about
relevant health issues. The advocate will work with the Health Advocacy Coordinator on
program development. The position will evolve throughout the year based on the needs
and interests of both the Health Advocate and MNIC. This position requires a 2 semester
commitment.

MNIC Green Advocate/Tutor
Green Advocates/Tutors assist MNIC support staff with their current Green Initiatives. In
addition to tutoring, the Green Advocate will assist with development of duties such as recycling programs (including organic recycling), vermicomposting, waste management, and sustainable urban agriculture. This position is not available at UTEC.

MNIC Homeless Student Advocate
The Homeless Student Advocate works with the Homeless Student Liaison to provide support and resources to the homeless student population at MNIC. The advocate at this position will be responsible for assisting with the maintenance of donations and the school's free stores. The advocate will also work with the Homeless Student Liaison to research various service providers in the metro area and assist in updating the information in MNIC's homeless services database. Because this position is new, it will evolve based on the needs and interests of the Homeless Student Advocate and those of MNIC.

Locations:
Sabathani
310 East 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55409


UTEC (in Dinkytown)
1313 5th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Unity
2507 Fremont Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Please contact Amy Libman, Director of Student Support Services alibman@mnic.org or Rebecca Rathjen, College and Career Access Coordinator rrathjen@mnic.org to learn more about how you can become involved.

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