Hmong Speaking Outreach Intern - Jan - May 2021
The Arc Minnesota
This stipend eligible position is for the Jan - May 2021 time frame and includes a $1000 stipend payable in May or the utilization of work study if eligible. Position 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. Duties include:
- 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
- A written recap of their experience and what they learned from their internship with Arc
Must be able to speak Hmong. This is a Hmong outreach and advocacy focused position for January - May 2021. Must be available 10-12 hours a week. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm with evenings and weekends as schedule allows. An exit interview will also be conducted to gauge intern experience and to make recommendations for improvement.
The Arc Minnesota is a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Intellectual and developmental disabilities include Down syndrome, autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and related conditions. The Arc helps people address issues such as early intervention, education, transition to adulthood, employment, housing, health care, guardianship, transportation, supports available to families/caregivers and on policy issues at local, state and national levels.
About The Arc Minnesota
2446 University Ave W, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55114, US
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities.
The Arc Minnesota changes attitutdes, changes policies, and changes lives. The Arc Minnesota does this by providing individuals and families information and assistance around disability rights, laws and services. The Arc also provides workshops, support groups, counseling, individual and systems advocacy from birth throughout the lifespan.