Internship: Human Services
OPENING DATE: 05/16/22
CLOSING DATE: 05/23/22 11:59 PM Central Time
JOB TYPE: Internship
LOCATION: Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, Minnesota
DEPARTMENT: Human Services and Public Health
The Human Services and Public Health department is seeking a student currently enrolled in their second year in a Human Services Associate Degree program for an internship in Economic Supports.
Location and hours:
This internship will begin in Fall 2022 and will work approximately 15 hours per week over the semester, not to exceed 240 hours. Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This intern will work primarily with young parents ages 13-19 at Longfellow High School 3017 E 31st St, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center Academy (BCA) 5910 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center.
About this position type:
This position is an non-benefit earning internship.
This position is internally classified as an Intern II.
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Effective September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
In this position, you will:
- Help clients complete Combined Application Forms (CAF) and conduct interviews.
- Link clients to the Youth Eligibility Team (YET), and answer questions through instant messaging.
- Help clients independently access the help line and talk with their YET team.
- Help clients create a plan for obtaining paperwork and organizing documents; educate clients about paperwork.
- Help clients create questions and learn how to advocate on the phone with team members.
- Participate in group activities, meetings, and trainings related.
- Conduct focus groups with teens.
- Maintain detailed log of client interactions.
Need to have:
- Current enrollment in second year of a Human Services Associate Degree program as of September 2022.
- The ability to:
- Travel to see clients in the community.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.
- Experience using a computer to input, retrieve, and modify information.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.
About the department:
Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community
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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.
Hennepin County values employee retention and engagement through a culture of individual development. If you are a current employee looking for an internship you are responsible for communicating and seeking approval from your supervisor/manager on an arrangement on schedule and workload prior to accepting the paid internship position. The compensation for the internship will be paid at the amount advertised in this posting.