Work With Us


We emphasize the centrality of racial justice and anti-colonial practice in all aspects of our projects and partnerships. Minnesota Transform internships and assistantships directly support the work of building the University’s capacity to be a site of justice.

Open Positions

The following positions are open to any applicant, including but not limited to University of Minnesota students.

Administrative and Creative Assistant

  • 2021-2022 Academic year, fall and spring semesters

  • 10-20 hours/week; $26/hour

  • MNT Partnership with Leslie Parker Dance Project

  • Open to all applicants; University of Minnesota graduate students receive a 25% or 50% Graduate Assistantship

  • This position will support all aspects of Call to Remember, a collaborative performance piece by the Leslie Parker Dance Project engaging improvisation, experimentation, and conjuring Black pedagogy, artistry, and activism in dance. The Administrative and Creative Assistant will work closely with Leslie Parker to manage communication, coordinate events and meetings, and manage the budget. This work will involve helping set up administrative systems and processes. The Assistant will also contribute to discussions about the philosophical big picture of Call to Remember.

  • Application details here; posted 8/17/2021.

Open Internships and Graduate Assistantships

The following University of Minnesota student positions are open to current students and recent graduates.

Communications Specialist - Undergraduate Internship

  • 2021-2022 Academic year, fall and spring semesters

  • 10 hours/week; $15/hour

  • MNT Partnership with Memorialize the Movement

  • Memorialize the Movement is a grassroots organization that was created after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. The Communications Specialist will work closely with the MtM team to create and manage a communications plan. Responsibilities include managing social media content, creating press releases and flyers, and updating the organization website. The long-term plan for art collected by MtM is to build a permanent and public memorial space so that this Black narrative is preserved and accessible to everyone.

  • Application details here; posted 9/9/2021.

Closed Positions

The following positions are no longer accepting applications.

Oral History Coordinator

  • 2021-2022 Academic year, fall and spring semesters

  • 10-20 hours/week; $20-$26/hour, depending on qualifications

  • MNT Partnership with The Aliveness Project

  • Open to all applicants; University of Minnesota graduate students receive a 25% or 50% Graduate Assistantship

  • The Aliveness Project is a Twin Cities based community and wellness center for people who live with HIV/AIDS. The Oral History Coordinator will work with The Aliveness Project to highlight the untold stories of the many lives forgotten from a lost generation of queer and BIPOC people. This multi-year project aims to understand the local impact the AIDS pandemic has had within the Twin Cities and to create an Aliveness Project oral history archive at the University of Minnesota Tretter Collection in LGBT Studies. We encourage applications from folks with experience in public health and LGBT+ community organizing in Minnesota.

  • Application details here; posted 8/25/2021.

Dakota Language Journal - Undergraduate Internship

  • 2021-2022 Academic year, fall and spring semesters

  • 10-20 hours/week; $20/hour

  • MNT Partnership with Sisseton Wahpeton College

  • Researchers at Sisseton-Wahpeton College (SWC) are conducting monthly recording sessions with fluent elders from the Lake Traverse community in order to develop a digital audio journal to support language revitalization efforts at SWC and the University of Minnesota’s American Indian Studies Department. The intern will work with the Language Journal Manager to attend and assist at recording sessions held on Zoom, help with transcription and translation, and help with cataloguing of recordings. Beginning (preferably intermediate) knowledge of Dakota required.

  • Application details here; posted 8/20/2021.

Access and Inclusion Research Assistant - 25% OR 50% Graduate Assistantship

  • 2021-2022 Academic year, fall and spring semesters

  • 10-20 hours/week; $26/hour

  • MNT Access and Inclusion

  • The MNT Access and Inclusion Research Assistant will support various projects and initiatives supervised and led by MNT Access and Inclusion Pedagogy Specialist (AIPS) Angela Carter. This work furthers the efforts of MNT by creating and expanding professional development opportunities for UMN instructors to engage with social justice frameworks for teaching and learning - with particular focus on racial and disability justice pedagogy. Tasks include research assistance, workshop support, and digital mapping.

  • Application details here; posted 8/24/2021.

Racial Equity in Library Collections - Undergraduate Internship OR Graduate Assistantship

  • 2021 Fall semester

  • 10-20 hours/week; $15-26/hour, depending on qualifications

  • MNT Partnership with the University of Minnesota Libraries

  • The Libraries have begun to examine how collection development practices at the University of Minnesota Libraries could shift to increase inclusivity, including greater racial equity within our materials. Racial Equity in Library Collections intern will assist the University Libraries’ Racial Equity in Collections Sub-Group with information gathering and fact finding, in order to help us make more informed decisions about our selections of materials, policies, and processes.

  • Application details here; posted 8/17/2021.

Community Safety Storytelling - 25% Graduate Assistantship

  • 2021 Fall semester

  • 10 hours/week; $26/hour

  • MNT Partnership with Jewish Community Action

  • The Graduate Assistant will contribute to the Reimagining Community Safety Campaign, a community organizing initiative of Jewish Community Action to advance racial justice and radical reimaginings of carceral and criminal systems. This initiative will convene members of the Jewish community to engage issues and narratives of community safety beyond policing. The Graduate Assistant will join a team led by Enzi Tanner to convene People Movement Assemblies (PAs) for participants including working class white identified Jews, Jews of color, and non-Jews, as well as seniors and youth.

  • Application details here; posted 8/20/2021.

Digital Mapping - Undergraduate Internship OR Graduate Assistantship

  • 2021 Fall semester

  • 10 hours/week; $15-26/hour, depending on qualifications

  • MNT Partnership with St. Paul Parks & Recreation / Ramsey County Historical Society

  • Cap Wigington Mapping Project is part of a larger exhibit and curriculum project being created in collaboration with Dr. Catherine Squires, local historian Frank White, a historian of the Rondo neighborhood and staff of Ramsey County Historical Society. The Intern or Graduate Assistant will work under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Squires to enter data into a StoryMap and collaborate in creative decisions about the visual and textual aspects of this map. This digital mapping project is named for Clarence "Cap" Wigington, the nation's first African American municipal architect.

  • Application details here; posted 8/20/2021.

Library Research Guide Creator - 25% Graduate Assistantship

  • 2021 Fall semester

  • 10 hours/week; $26/hour

  • MNT Partnership with the University of Minnesota Libraries

  • The Graduate Assistant will create new guides and edit existing LibGuides, or Library research guides related to racial and decolonial justice. LibGuides are curated lists of resources that focus on a specific topic, course, or area of study. New guides created by the Graduate Assistant will be based on their areas of interest with possibilities including: abolition and anti-carceral studies, BIPOC histories of mutual aid and autonomy, community preservation of art, history of land grab universities and redress actions beyond, critical food studies.

  • Application details here; posted 8/17/2021.