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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.


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Spring 2022 Internships and Graduate Assistantships

The following positions are open to current University of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students. Follow links in Application Details for full job descriptions and application instructions.

Community Engagement Intern - Undergraduate Internship (Multiple Positions Open)

Tamales y Bicicletas Jardín Urbano

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022)

  • 5-8 hours/week; $18/hour

  • Tamales y Bicicletas (TyB) works with young adults and their families of Latin, Indigenous, and East African descent, to create a Jardín Urbano/ Urban Farming Institute to localize and decolonize our food systems in South Minneapolis. The Jardín Urbano’s primary purpose is to educate neighbors on urban farming and sustainability in order to create greater access to healthy foods and healthy food practices. The TyB Interns will work on projects related to the Urban Farm Institute’s deep winter greenhouse and garden plots. Our goal is to incorporate community needs into planning. These interns will assist in build/garden preparation days; outreach and sustainable food education planning with Phillips area neighbors; plan events with other urban farms and growers around safe green spaces; coordinate volunteers and community members; and if interested assist in finding and writing grant opportunities.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: January 2, 2022.

Database Reports Intern - Undergraduate Internship

Ojibwe People's Dictionary

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • 10 hours/week; $20/hour

  • The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary is a full-stack development website, built on a MySQL database with a Ruby on Rails tech interface. The Database Reports Intern will help document the dictionary database by reviewing the Ruby coding in the GitHub Repository, and in the MySQL files using SQL WorkBench. After documentation, the intern will work assist in creating SQL reports in WorkBench, and create documentation for running the reports and creating future reports. This position will work with Nora Livesay, Editor of The Ojibwe People's Dictionary, and Michael Berlovitz, DLS Ruby programmer.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline extended: January 9, 2022.

Ruby on Rails/MySQL Database Intern - Undergraduate Internship

Ojibwe People's Dictionary

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 20 hours/week; $20/hour

  • The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary is a full-stack development website, built on a MySQL database with a Ruby on Rails tech interface. The Ruby on Rails/MySQL Database Intern will help fix and enhance the dictionary's programming and database structure. This position will work with Nora Livesay, Editor of The Ojibwe People's Dictionary, and Michael Berlovitz, DLS Ruby programmer. The objective is to expand the language and cultural materials in the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary and make it possible for the Ojibwe community to curate their own language and cultural resources.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline extended: January 9, 2022.

Creative Media Assistant - Undergraduate Internship

University of Minnesota Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH)

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up 20 hours/week; $18/hour

  • The Creative Media Assistant will use skills in digital media content creation to support the design, production, and dissemination of public humanities projects with Minnesota Transform. These projects are done in collaboration with community partners and center racial justice in higher education. This position will help brainstorm, produce, and publish multimedia content for websites, social media, participate in collaborative project meetings with partnering arts and community organizations, and digital exhibitions, and will receive supervisory support from the UMN Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) program.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline extended: January 2, 2022.

Website Development Assistant - Undergraduate Internship

University of Minnesota Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH)

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 20 hours/week; $18/hour

  • The Website Development Assistant will work with the Minnesota Transform Media Specialist to support website development for public humanities projects with Minnesota Transform. These projects are done in collaboration with community partners and center on racial justice in higher education. Website development work will involve taking a lead role in back-end website building, with supervisory support from the UMN Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) program. The Website Development Assistant will also participate in collaborative project meetings with partnering organizations and Minnesota Transform staff to discuss project values, expectations, and timelines.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline extended: January 2, 2022.

Closed Positions

The following positions are no longer accepting applications.

Youth Programs Coordinator - Undergraduate Internship

Memorialize the Movement

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022)

  • Up to 10 hours/week; $18/hour

  • Memorialize the Movement (MtM) is a grassroots organization that was created after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. The Youth Programs Coordinator will work with MtM and Minnesota Youth Story Squad to facilitate workshops in Minneapolis Public Schools. These workshops will teach middle school and high school students about the importance of storytelling and to empower them to seek creative outlets to express themselves freely.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline extended: January 2, 2022.

Art Blocks Graduate Assistant - 25% Graduate Assistantship

Pillsbury House + Theatre

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • 10 hours/week; $26/hour

  • Art Blocks is a program at Pillsbury House Theatre, which allows artists to deepen relationships among neighbors on a city block. The Art Blocks Graduate Assistant will work with the Artist Coordinator and the Safety Coordinator to lay the groundwork for this project. This summer, the Art Blocks program will focus on community safety. Twenty artists in four neighborhoods (Central Powderhorn, Cedar Riverside, Near North, Phillips) will lead neighbors in creating ideas around what would help them be safer in their community. Through the process of creating art and engaging with each other and relevant community resources, neighbors will gain knowledge and skills about how to respond to each other’s needs for safety and security.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: January 2, 2022.

Youth Mentor (Multiple Positions Open) - Undergraduate Internship

Minnesota Youth Story Squad (MYSS)

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 10 hours/week; $18/hour

  • Minnesota Youth Story Squad (MYSS) has 20 positions at one middle school and one high school in Minneapolis this year. These community-engaged experiences are an excellent way to get firsthand experience building curriculum, leading lessons, and mentoring youth in classrooms with experienced teachers. The Youth Mentors will build relationships with students in a small learning community through lesson plan mentoring. Identity and social justice based lessons have been developed by experienced urban public middle school teachers through MYSS, a College of Liberal Arts initiative that is co-led by Kari Smalkoski and Jigna Desai.

  • Application details here; Interviews will begin December 2021.

Communications Graduate Assistant - 50% Graduate Assistantship

Twin Cities PBS - TPT

Minnesota Transform

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • 20 hours/week; $26/hour

  • The Minnesota Transform team is seeking a detail-oriented and social media-savvy Communications Graduate Assistant to manage digital publication and marketing. This position will help us spread the word about MNT public humanities projects, internship and job openings, and current events relevant to racial justice in higher education. The Graduate Assistant will manage multiple social media accounts, an email newsletter, and occasional communications support for MNT community partners. Previous experience with Mailchimp, Canva, and/or Adobe InDesign is helpful but not required.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: January 2, 2022.

Minnesota Latinx History Intern - 25% OR 50% Graduate Assistantship

Twin Cities PBS - TPT

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022)

  • 10-20 hours/week; $26/hour

  • The Latinx History Intern will help to continue TPT’s new Latinx History initiative, which aims to tell the history of Latinx communities in the Twin Cities. Through coordinating and moderating safe space sessions, the Intern will help to inform what narratives are important to the community, authentic approaches to storytelling, and how the content can be used in educational settings. The intern would also participate in our internal efforts to weave DEAI work into the editorial and creative process.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: January 2, 2022.

Communications Assistant - Undergraduate Internship

Memorialize the Movement

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 10 hours/week; $18/hour

  • Memorialize the Movement is a grassroots organization that was created after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. The Communications Assistant 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; Priority application deadline: November 28, 2021.

Event Assistant - Undergraduate Internship

Memorialize the Movement

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 20 hours/week; $18/hour

  • Memorialize the Movement is a grassroots organization that was created after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. The Assistant Event Coordinator will help plan, curate, and coordinate events for Memorialize the Movement (MtM). This position will work closely with Executive Director Leesa Kelly, assist with exhibition curation, support event accessibility planning, research and coordinate with vendors and performers, and more.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline extended: November 28, 2021.

Mapping Prejudice Research Assistant - 50% Graduate Assistantship

Mapping Prejudice

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 20 hours/week; $26/hour

  • The Mapping Prejudice Research Assistant will identify and organize archival sources that will help the Mapping Prejudice team tell the story of “Campus Covenants” through an ArcGIS StoryMap. The Research Assistant will follow research leads identified by the Mapping Prejudice team and draft text that can be used in an ArcGIS StoryMap. “Campus Covenants” is being developed in collaboration with the Minnesota Transform team. This RA will be working as part of a larger team that includes the Mapping Prejudice leadership as well as other graduate students with expertise in GIS and public history.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: November 28, 2021.

Racial Justice Library Programs Intern - Undergraduate Internships

University of Minnesota Libraries

  • 2022 Spring Semester (1/13/2022 - 5/29/2022) with possibility of renewal

  • Up to 10-20 hours/week; $18/hour

  • The Racial Justice Programs Intern will develop and organize library events related to creating and fostering racial justice and equity in higher education. In coordination with staff from the Student Experience, Learning, & Outreach department and other library and campus groups, the intern will find ways to bring themes from the MN Transform project into library spaces. These spaces may include bulletin boards, book displays, activities, whiteboards, exhibits, events, and workshops, virtual and in-person, centered on online content production for leadership and activism.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: November 28, 2021.

Website Copy-Editor - Undergraduate Temporary Position

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop

  • 2021/2022 Winter Break (12/27/2021 - 1/14/2022)

  • Remote; Flexible hours; $18/hour for 30 cumulative hours

  • We are seeking an undergraduate student worker from any University of Minnesota campus to complete short-term copy-editing and basic website maintenance tasks for the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop Resource Library. This position is remote and will take place over the winter break, December 27, 2021 - January 14, 2022.

  • Application details here; Priority application deadline: January 2, 2022.