MVAC is a Community Action Agency. It is a private, non-profit organization. For more than 30 years MVAC has served as a bridge between poverty and self-sufficiency. MVAC serves people of any age, race, color, sex, national origin or disability.
MVAC provides a range of services to all age groups. Some services help people meet basic human needs. Basic human needs are things like food, clothing, housing and heat. Other services provide support and help with gaining and retaining employment; yet other services work with long range planning. Most of the people served are from financially disadvantaged households.
MVAC provides services in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan Counties.
Internship opportunities may be available in the following areas:
MVAC Marketing Internship
Increase public awareness as it relates to the issues concerning low-income individuals and families. Promote awareness of MVAC and its initiatives. Develop a strategic and viable marketing plan and budget for targeted projects.
The internship consists of working alongside Human Resource Coordinator with reviewing updates to a variety of areas within the scope of Human Resources such as the ERTK program updates. Assist in reviewing the onboarding experience to impart information in an efficient, engaging and useful manner. Assist in reviewing Safety Committee items for discussion.
Social Service & Head Start Internships
Work alongside MVAC staff to provide services to low income families and/or children in the areas of social services, health, mental health, nutrition, or education (including early childhood). Internship opportunities could include helping families receive resource and referral information, assess family strengths and assist to create measurable goals, assist in family crisis situations, work in a Head Start classroom, assess and evaluate program services, recruitment activities, or compile community needs assessment data. This internship may be completed within any of our programs located in our nine-county service area in south-central Minnesota.
Employment Services Internship
Assist program participants, which may include youth, adults and seniors, prepare for, obtain and retain employment. Activities may include helping with recruitment, conducting assessments, developing plans, case management, workshops, and monitoring.
Computer Operations Projects
Please provide a resume and answers to the following questions:
- Why are you interested in interning at MVAC?
- What are your area(s) of interest for your internship?
- What do you hope to gain by interning at MVAC?
- What dates are you wanting your internship to occur? (example June 1st – August 31st)
- How many hours per week are you expecting to intern?
If you are interested in further information, please contact Lynn Sorenson by phone at 507-345-2413 or e-mail.