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Program Strategic Initiatives Intern - 2022-2023 school year - stipend

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ORGANIZATION: The Arc Minnesota & Arc's Value Village


This stipend eligible position is for the 2022-2023 school year. Includes a $1500 stipend paid in December and May or work study if eligible. The Arc Minnesota’s Program Strategic Initiatives intern will directly support our statewide Program Team by:

  • Participating in the planning & implementation of systems change efforts
  • Assisting with strategic planning, community messaging, staff development and workflow processing
  • Providing administrative, logistical, project management, and/or evaluative support in collaboration with and under supervision of the Associate Program Director and Chief Program Officer

Specific duties may include:

  • Support Strategic Projects and Initiatives across all programs
    • Collaborate within program team areas and across organizational departments
  • Support disability & racial justice initiatives
  • Assist with ongoing development and implementation of an equity framework that promotes anti-ableism, and anti-racism in all programs and services statewide
  • Support programmatic evaluation
    • Design and disseminate surveys and other evaluation methodologies
    • Process information received and provide recommendations
    • Analyze and support implementation of Human Centered Design principles and practices
  • Co-facilitate Program Team Work Planning meetings
  • Document ideas, questions, concerns, and possible solutions
  • Analyze discussion themes and create possible next steps or scenarios
  • Create power points, summary documents, work plans and other pieces of communication to share with staff, The Arc Minnesota stakeholders and the community at-large
  • Support Job Board Development
  • Support outreach efforts to inform stakeholders about The Arc services and resource
    • Host booths and deliver presentations at community event
    • Engage in conversations to other community members and organizations
  • Other duties as requested

Professional Development Opportunities & Benefits:

  • Includes $1500 stipend payable in December and May or utilization of work-study if eligible.
  • Apply knowledge of services, policies and programs relevant to the disability community
  • Invited to training opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Gain a better understanding of issues facing the disability community and learn advocacy methods
  • Attend to professional roles and boundaries, professional demeanor in behavior, appearance and communication
  • Develop effective relationships with individuals who have disabilities, their families, colleagues and supervisor
  • Demonstrates skill in effective use of resources and supports


  • Knowledge of services and supports for individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills necessary
  • Ability to successfully work both as a team member and independently
  • Willingness to learn, be coached and be mentored
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills, manages multiple priorities and follows a project through to completion; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Multiple language capabilities and lived experiences preferred, but not required

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week for the September 2022 - May 2023 time frame. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends.

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 & Arc's Value Village


PO Box 64007, Saint Paul, MN 55164, 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 is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc helps people navigate systems while working to advance social change centered in justice, equity and belonging in community. Arc's Value Village is a public awareness and revenue generating vehicle for The Arc Minnesota. Arc's Value Village accepts clothing, housewares, art, media, books & related items and sells those items to the community.


Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities


Mon Sep 12, 2022 - Fri Dec 09, 2022


The Arc Minnesota641 Fairview Ave NorthSaint Paul, MN 55104



  • Administrative Support
  • Public Advocacy
  • Operations




  • Orientation or Training

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