This stipend eligible position is for the January-August time frame and directly assists
with planning, preparation, and distribution of Arc information, services, and programs to participants in the Hmong community and with outreach and advocacy efforts. Make contacts, keep records, gather data and conduct evaluations to ensure The Arc is reaching all constituents and meeting their needs. Intern is expected to demonstrate competence within the areas of communication, problem solving, flexibility, job knowledge, time management, interpersonal relations, ethics, and leadership skills.
- Assist staff in expanding Arc programs and services to Hmong speaking communities; i.e. IEP development, health care access, housing access, accessing county services/waivers, etc.
- Conduct evaluations of Arc advocacy efforts with the Hmong community to ensure needs are met
- Assist staff in identifying and recruiting Hmong speaking volunteers and resources
- Assist with Hmong networking groups and initiatives, community meetings and events
- Identify items to be posted on The Arc’s Facebook page and other social media modalities
- Cross-collaborate with New Media Intern and/or supervisor to update social media platforms
- Participate in the annual evaluation of The Arc information, programs and services
- Participate in other The Arc activities, interests, or initiatives as deemed appropriate
- Apply knowledge of services, policies and programs relevant to the disability community
- Invited to training opportunities for personal and professional development
- Will gain a better understanding of the issues facing the disability community and will learn how to advocate for needed supports and services
- Attend to professional roles and boundaries
- Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance and communication to multiple audiences
- Develop effective relationships with individuals with disabilities, their families, colleagues and supervisor
- Demonstrates skill in effective use of resources and supports
- Desire to work with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their family.
- Background experience in Human Services, Social Work, or related field
- Ability to speak Hmong about Arc services
- Good interpersonal and communication skills; respects all cultures and people
- Reliable, detail oriented, and a willingness to make a difference
- Reliable transportation
Time Commitment: This is a Hmong outreach and advocacy focused position for the spring and summer 2017. Must be available 10-12 hours a week. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends required. An exit interview will also be conducted to gauge intern experience and to make recommendations for improvement. Includes a $1000 stipend per term or the utilization of work study if eligible.
If interested please email resume and cover letter to Michael Bloom at Volmanintern@thearcgreatertwincities.org.
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
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