Community Outreach Intern


Cause Areas


Mon May 01, 2017 09:00 AM - Fri Aug 25, 2017 05:00 PM


700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180St. Paul, MN 55114


Community Outreach Intern - Spring/Summer 2017

Organizational Background: The Minnesota Literacy Council recruits and supports volunteers and students in adult and children’s literacy programs. These programs offer free classes for new immigrants and refugees, as well as life-long Minnesotans, who are learning basic English, reading, math or computer skills, or studying for the GED.

Purpose of Position: To expand and support community engagement through outreach, training and recruitment efforts. This is an unpaid internship position.

Number of Positions: 2


- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

- Dependable, prompt and able to maintain confidentiality

- Visual design skills

- Basic computer, Internet, and MS Office software skills

- Reliable transportation

- Experience with online social media (Facebook/Twitter)

- Experience with adult or children’s literacy programs is preferred, though not required

Training: Attend volunteer tutor training sessions, orientation with program staff, interactive online tutorials and organization-wide staff meetings.

Location: Minnesota Literacy Council’s main office, 700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180, St. Paul, MN, 55114 and various outreach sites throughout the Twin Cities

Time Commitment: 10-12 hours per week, plus time spent at outreach events. Outreach events range from 2 - 10 hours per month, including some evenings and/or weekends. Schedule will be determined upon start. This internship is for mid-April through August.

Responsibilities include:

- Assist in an ABE classroom or one-to-one setting for 2-3 hours per week (same day and time every week)

- Work cooperatively with staff and other interns to recruit new volunteers and students

- Represent the literacy council atvolunteerrecruitment fairs and other outreach events

- Help facilitate New Volunteer Information Sessions

- Help facilitate volunteer engagement events, book clubs, movie nights, etc.

- Assist with annual Journeys event planning, set-up, tear-down and other related tasks; must be available on May 25 from 12-9pm

- Reach out to community members through social media, including Twitter and Facebook

- Write articles about volunteer tutoring and internship experience for the Volunteer Voice Blog

- Additional projects in support of community outreach as needed


- Build marketing, communications, and public relations skills.

- Utilize social networking tools in a professional non-profit setting.

- Learn more about literacy-related issues in the Twin Cities.

- Gain experience in the fields of volunteer management and community outreach.

- Gain a better understanding of Adult Basic Education.

- Gain hands-on teaching or tutoring experience.

- Participate in trainings to learn about the roles ofvolunteers in Adult Basic Education.

- Ideal for college students seeking internship credit or professional experience.

To apply, email cover letter and resume by April 9, 2017 to:

Wendy Vang Roberts, Volunteer Outreach Manager



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 days/week totaling 10-12 hours, plus outreach

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