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Race & Disability Justice Intern 2020-2021

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The Arc Minnesota

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.

Position Summary: This position assists with The Arc’s strategic planning and implementation, community messaging, staff development and workflow processing as it relates to The Arc’s work on racial and disability justice. Work is conducted in collaboration and under supervision of the Director of Human Resources and the Justice Advisory Council.


  • Assist with centering and uplifting the work and voices of those impacted by racial and disability injustices
  • Assist, facilitate or co-facilitate Justice Advisory Council meetings
  • Document ideas, questions, concerns and possible solutions based on information shared within the facilitated meetings
  • Analyze information shared in meetings for themes and create possible next steps or scenarios
  • Create power points, summary documents, work plans and other pieces of communication to share with staff, Arc stakeholders and the community at-large
  • Organizational and strategic related projects as requested
  • Other duties as needed

This is 10-14 hours per week a strategic planning and work process focused position for the 2020- 2021 school year. Most work completed Monday-Friday between 8:30-5:00pm with evenings and weekends as schedule allows. An exit interview will also be conducted to gauge intern experience and to make recommendations for improvement.

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Public Advocacy




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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