Special Event Research Project Internship

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Neighbors, Inc.

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Neighbors, Inc. is a basic needs nonprofit providing emergency services to over 500 families in northern

Special Event Research Project Intern

Neighbors, Inc. is a basic needs nonprofit providing emergency services to over 600 families in northern Dakota County each month. The Special Event Research Project Intern will work directly with the Marketing & Events Manager to research and prepare for the upcoming 50 th anniversary milestone celebration for Neighbors. This is a great opportunity for students interested in event management, history and/or marketing to gain firsthand knowledge and hands-on experience in the field.

Key Activities

  • Historical archive research - sort through a collection of historical artifacts to organize, categorize and preserve; may include research conducted with the Minnesota Historical Society
  • Data and artifact intake campaign - solicit historical items from community resources, former and current staff and volunteers
  • Opportunity to summarize and write content for items that will be used during the anniversary celebration which could include event posters, blog posts, social media posts, press releases, newsletter stories and more
  • Complete any necessary paperwork to apply for official proclamations
  • Conduct interviews with key Neighbors influencers (may include video)


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be professional, personable and respectful to people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a highly collaborative atmosphere
  • General knowledge and passion for Neighbors’ services, mission and core values
  • Must pass a criminal history and reference check prior to acceptance

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About Neighbors, Inc.


222 Grand Avenue West, South St. Paul, MN 55075, US

Mission Statement

With the help of its volunteers, Neighbors, Inc. will strive to reduce poverty, promote self sufficiency, and build community.


Since 1972, Neighbors, Inc. has ensured that all people in the northern Dakota County live hopeful, independent and self-sufficient lives. Volunteers serve their neighbors in need through programs such as a food shelf, Clothes Closet thrift store, transportation for seniors and people with disabilities, holiday assistance, and much more. At Neighbors, all donations and volunteer service directly supports the local community.

Neighbors was awarded Blue Ribbon Certification from the national Points of Light Foundation for its excellence of its volunteer program. Neighbors was named in the top 1% nationally of more than 330 organizations.



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222 Grand Avenue WestSouth St Paul, MN 55075



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • History
  • Research




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • This internship is unpaid. A minimum 3-month commitment, with the availability to work 12-20 hours a week is requested.
  • Send cover letter, resume and two references to volunteer@neighborsmn.org.

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