Outreach & Advocacy Intern, Southeast Region - 2023-2024 school year- stipend position
ORGANIZATION: The Arc Minnesota & Arc's Value Village
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This stipend eligible position is for the 2023-2024 school year. Includes a $3000 stipend ($1500 each term); half paid at mid-point of & remainder paid end of term. The Outreach & Advocacy Intern, Southeast Region Intern supports advocacy efforts around a variety of life topics. Work is done in collaboration & under supervision of The Arc Minnesota’s Southeast (SE) Regional Community Coordinator & the Community Engagement & Outreach Team (CEOT).
- Identify agencies, businesses, government, education & other groups to create Arc awareness
- Support outreach efforts to build community awareness & partnerships to promote The Arc
- Assist with efforts to build cultural diversity awareness in the region and to meet their needs
- Support regional needs through individual interviews, focus groups and community conversations; assist with meeting regional needs
- Work with Legislative Advocacy Coordinator and Capitol Connector teams to engage community on The Arc MN’s priority state and federal issues; support meetings of teams
- Support and organize efforts to engage regional community members with Disability Day at the Capitol, Tuesdays at the Capitol and/or Get Out the Vote initiatives
- Create and support outreach efforts to engage adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and to establish a Southeast Region self-advocacy advisory group; group will create opportunities around leadership and advocacy skills and inform The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region about unmet needs on services and resources in this region
- Leverage volunteers to support information, assistance and advocacy services, parents and persons with disabilities and service delivery
- Respond to daily operational needs of the Regional Community Coordinator with
- Information, assistance and advocacy inquiries
- Providing community presentations to inform community about The Arc
- Supporting Regional Advisory Council plan that may include development & implementation of programs & services, special events, fundraising & conferences
- Conduct outreach to share The Arc’s resources, services and supports by attending and/or hosting booths at events, government, education, business and other committee meetings
- Provide admin, logical, programmatic &/or evaluative support; other duties as needed
Professional Development Benefits:
- $3000 stipend ($1500 each term); half paid at mid-point of & remainder paid end of term
- Apply knowledge of services, policies & programs relevant the disability community
- Gain better understanding of issues facing the disability community; learn advocacy methods
- Attend to professional roles & boundaries, professional demeanor in communication
- Develop effective relationships with individuals with disabilities, their families & Arc colleagues
- Gain a working knowledge of person centered thinking, planning & application
- Demonstrates skill in effective use of resources & supports
- Learn and incorporate The Arc’s core values of Human & Civil Rights, Self-Advocacy & Self-Direction, Equity & Belonging and Disability and Racial Justice
- Knowledge of services & supports for individuals with IDD & their family
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Effective organization skills; attention to detail/accuracy a must
- Will work with and have respect for people of all backgrounds; in teams and independently
- Dependable and can keep information confidential
- Effective time management and problem solving skills; proficient computer skills
- Manages multiple priorities and follows a project through to completion
- Commitment to social, racial, disability and LGBTQ+ justice and their intersections
- Multiple language capabilities preferred but not required
- Preference for individuals with a disability and/or lived experience around race and disability justice
- 10-15 hours per week September 2022 - May 2023. Internship done remotely and/or in-person. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends as schedule allows/if needed.
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
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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 10, 2023
- Administrative Support
- Program Management
- Community Outreach