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Master Pooled Trust Intern - 2021-2022 School Year

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The Arc Minnesota

This stipend eligible position is for the 2021-2022 school year and includes a $1000 stipend paid in December and May. Directly supporting The Arc’s Master Pooled Trust Program, this intern participates in the planning & implementation of activities and tasks positively impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides administrative, logistical, programmatic and/or evaluative support and is conducted in collaboration and under supervision of The Arc’s Master pooled Trust Program Manager. Specific duties include:


  • Supports efforts of Master Pooled Trust to provide high quality trust services, meeting the needs of our beneficiaries
  • Share information on the Master Pooled Trust with potential new clients; forward information to Master Pooled Trust Manager for follow up
  • Assist individuals with enrolling in trust and trust renewals, including processing of trust documentati
  • Assist with the accurate and timely processing of deposits and disbursements
  • Ensure account and sub-account accuracy
  • Create periodic trust reports as required
  • Assist with trust database management, including maintaining current files, and database functionality
  • Other administrative support duties and/or temporary assignments as requested
Professional Development Opportunities & Benefits:
  • Includes a $1000 stipend payable in December and May or the utilization of work study if eligible.
  • Apply knowledge of services, policies and programs relevant to the field of social work and 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 advocacy methods
  • 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


  • Strong listening, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Previous database experience preferred, including Access and Salesforce
  • Succinct written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of basic financial concepts and reporting
  • Pursuing a degree in Human Services, paralegal, finance or business preferred

Time Commitment: September 2020- May 2021. Must be available to intern 10-12 hours a week. An exit interview will also be conducted to gauge intern experience and to make recommendations for improvement.

The Arc Minnesota is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through statewide programs and services, we help people navigate systems while working to advance social change centered in justice, equity, and belonging in community.

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About The Arc Minnesota


2446 University Ave W, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights


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2446 University Ave W, Suite 110St. Paul, MN 55114



  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Data Entry
  • Business Development
  • Financial Service Assistance




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training

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