Volunteer & Internships

LEDC provides academic internships for students in the Twin Cities metro area. Interns will be responsible for helping with specific projects and assignments that will each have their own time commitments and specific objectives. The level of skills required at this level is also varied, and depends on the specific projects. These are ongoing projects, each with different time requirements.

If you are seeking a one-time or short-term volunteering opportunity instead of an academic internship, please see below for the following opportunities.

Off campus work study (Macalester College). Due night of 2/5/17. Application available here: https://www.macalester.edu/cec/civicleadershipprograms/ocse/positions/#LatinoEconomicDevelopmentCenterBilingualAdultLearningandWorkforceProgramAssociate

Fund Development Intern:

We are currently searching for a Fund Development Intern in our Minneapolis office. It’s a commitment of roughly 40 hours or until the project is completed: either Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Desired start date: 01/11/2017 .

  • Help research available and applicable grants.
  • Maintains a record list of possible funders/grants with its correspondent due dates and requirements.
  • Help manage existing grants by composing historical records.

Teacher Assistant Spanish-Language GED Program:

This class meets in St. Paul at night from 6-8pm, Monday through Thursday. In Minneapolis, class meets Tuesday through Thursday from 6-9pm. In the mornings, there is another class on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to noon in Minneapolis only. Some of these tasks can be done outside of class hours.

  • Grade essays or short answer questions in Spanish according to provided criteria.
  • Grade multiple choice homework.
  • Copy, choose, and distribute worksheets.
  • Grade TABE assessments and paper practice tests.
  • Create class flashcards or other materials as requested by teacher.
  • Help keep classroom clean and computer desktops organized.
  • Help students log in to Khan Academy, Typing.com and create email accounts.
  • Tutor students one-on-one if they have missed classes.
  • Help cover the front desk and provide a friendly welcoming presence to late arriving students.
  • Help contact students who miss class and record why they have missed class in our database.
  • Help job counselor research college and career options per student request.

Tutor (Computer skills or GED):

This depends on the tutor and student’s individual schedules and LEDC’s meeting rooms’ availability. The subjects we need tutors for are math, science, social studies, reading comprehension, writing, and computer skills. All of our classes are taught in Spanish.

  • The tutor would meet with one or two students regularly (likely late starters or students who have missed class often).
  • Tutors for computer skills would teach typing, MS Word, email, and how to answer the computerized GED test questions.
  • Tutors for GED would do practice subject tests with students and go over the student’s answers one-on-one.

Program Evaluation Volunteer or Intern (Adult Education and Latino Scholarship Fund):

This would be at some time between the hours of 9-5, Monday through Friday in our Minneapolis office or Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12 and 3pm in our Saint Paul office. The volunteer sets their own hours.

  • Help the program manager check data quality.
  • Use software to determine the average increase in test scores.
  • Help program manager determine trends in attendance and correlation with test scores.
  • Assist with research on Latino college completion.
  • Determine graduation rate of Latino Scholarship Fund recipients.
  • Help catalog data on past scholarship applicants.

Job Counseling Program Volunteer or Intern:

This would be at some time between the hours of 9-5, Monday through Friday in our Minneapolis office or Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12 and 3pm in our Saint Paul office. The volunteer sets their own hours.

  • This volunteer would update and improve our vocational training map.
  • Help job counselor research college and career options per request.
  • Help do outreach to employers and refer qualified jobseekers.
  • Help ensure that our jobseeker database is up to date with resumes and qualifications.

Outreach Program Volunteer or Intern:

This would be at some time between the hours of 9am-8pm, Monday through Friday in our Minneapolis office. The volunteer sets their own hours.

  • Help update our website and create new webpages.
  • Help manage social media marketing campaigns (events, posts, videos, images).
  • Use Constant Contact to keep in touch with LEDC’s supporters.
  • Help design, print and distribute fliers to partners.

Board Opening

5 new members are going to be elected to serve on LEDC’s board of directors, which is the entity on charge of representing you and providing guidance, and vision to the organization.

If you are interested on nominating yourself or wish to nominate someone from our community, please do so by filling the approximate box on enclosed form.

We thank you for your help on this process and would like to ask you to send us this FORM before February 28. We will be sending the ballots requesting your vote after nominations process has been completed.

Contact

To apply for an internship and/or volunteer opportunities:

Please send your resume and a short cover letter to Zoila Guachichulca at zoila@ledc-mn.org . Call 651-395-4030 if you have questions about an internship or volunteer position.