August 2011 Archives

Navigators: Jobs and Health Care for Minnesota Communities

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA for short) federal healthcare reform passed in 2010 offers states many opportunities to reduce racial, gender, and geographic inequities in health, create jobs, and increase the citizen voice in the health care access. But the law is still being written, because many key decisions are left up to states.

The ACA created a new role called "Navigators" whose job will be to help people purchase insurance on the Health Care Exchanges that are currently being set up by states. This role could be a great opportunity for jobs, and to increase access to health care for communities of color, low-income, and rural communities that have the least access to the current system and would likely have the least access to the web-based health care exchange. But without community voices, Navigators could be defined in a way that benefits insurance brokers and the insurance industry, and not our communities.

What: A presentation and discussion about Navigators: Jobs and Health Care for Minnesota Communities
When: Tuesday, August 30th 2-3:30 pm
Where: 2525 Franklin Ave. E., Suite 200, Minneapolis 55406 (Alliance for Metropolitan Stability)

If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Greenfield at 651-379-0751 or

Minnesota Historical Society Internship Program

The Minnesota Historical Society's Internship Program is accepting internship applications for the fall 2011 semester (September - December). Visit their website at to learn more about the program, view available positions, and apply online.

College juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to apply. A limited number of stipends are available to students from underrepresented communities. Questions can be directed to:

Jennifer Thao
Internship Program
MN Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd W.
St. Paul, MN 55102

2011 Sports Internship & Career Fair

The Minnesota Twins Baseball Club will host the seventh annual Sports Internship & Career Fair on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Rod Carew Atrium located within Target Field on the Legend's Club Level.

The 2011 Sports Internship & Career Fair will offer students the chance to learn about a variety of internship and career opportunities with many sports related organizations from throughout the upper Midwest.

The fair will be exclusive to participants who register for the event in advance at a cost of $25.00. The entry fee will include admission to the fair, one ticket to that evening's game against the Seattle Mariners, and a food coupon that can be redeemed for a hot dog and soft drink at Target Field. To allow the maximum number of job seekers access to this event we are limiting entrance to intern and employment seekers only.

Due to inventory constraints for the 2011 season, space for this year's event is limited. Be sure to register early to secure your spot at the 2011 Sports Internship & Career Fair. To register, please call 1-800-33-TWINS. You may purchase 1 additional ticket for individuals NOT attending the fair to accompany you to the game. If you would like to be seated with specific individuals ATTENDING the fair, you must purchase tickets at the same time. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED, MUST BE REGISTERED NO LATER THAN 9/12/11, subject to availability.

For questions please contact:

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