New job Internship: Human Services in Minnesota

Internship: Human Services

Company : Hennepin County
Salary : $20 an hour
Location : Minnesota

Full Description

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 2021 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.

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 2021.
  • 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.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at

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