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Community Outreach Intern

Minnesota Literacy Council


Organization Summary:

The Minnesota Literacy Council recruits and supports volunteers and students in adult and children’s literacy programs.  These programs offer free classes for new immigrants and refugees, as well as life-long Minnesotans, who are learning English, reading, math or computer skills, or studying for the GED. 


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Education Related
Category: Administration Support Services Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: unpaid
Hours: 10-12 hours per week, plus time spent at outreach events. Outreach events range from 2 – 10 hours per month, including some evenings and/or weekends. Schedule will be determined upon start. 

Primary Duties:

Responsibilities include: 

- Assist in an Adult Basic Education classroom or one-to-one setting for two to three hours per week

- Assist staff with data entry

- Answer incoming Adult Literacy Hotline calls and texts

- Work cooperatively with staff and other interns to recruit new volunteers and students

- Represent the literacy council at volunteer recruitment fairs and other outreach events

- Help facilitate New Volunteer Information Sessions

- Help facilitate volunteer engagement events and movie nights

- Reach out to community members through social media, including Twitter and Facebook

- Write articles about volunteer tutoring and internship experience for the Volunteer Voice Blog

- Additional projects in support of community outreach as needed



- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

- Dependable, prompt and able to maintain confidentiality

- Basic computer, Internet, and MS Office software skills

- Ability to relate to and work with people from diverse backgrounds

- Reliable transportation

- Experience with online social media (Facebook/Twitter)

- Experience with adult or children’s literacy programs is preferred, but not required

- Additional language skills in Spanish, Somali, Hmong or Karen preferred, but not required


Additional Info:


- Build marketing, communications, and public relations skills

- Utilize social networking tools in a professional non-profit setting

- Learn more about literacy-related issues in the Twin Cities

- Gain experience in the fields of volunteer management and community outreach

- Gain a better understanding of Adult Basic Education

- Gain hands-on teaching or tutoring experience

- Participate in trainings to learn about the roles of volunteers in Adult Basic Education

- Ideal for college students seeking internship credit or professional experience

How To Apply:

This position is open until filled. To apply, email cover letter and resume to:


Wendy Vang Roberts, Volunteer Outreach Manager  


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