The SE Como Improvement Association has long been active in neighborhood historical research with the interest of furthering knowledge and appreciation of Como's history. The neighborhood's historical information and resources are compiled at https://sites.google.com/a/comogreenvillage.info/como-history/home. This spring, SECIA's in need of some intern assistance on a few neighborhood-related history projects. We have obtained a large amount of research data from a Data Practice Request around the City of Minneapolis' Historical Resurvey. The information needs to be correlated against our internal information and organized.
Skills and requirements
This internship could count toward course requirements or simply be experience for someone that's interested. Candidates should have strong reading comprehension and writing abilities and some knowledge of or interest in neighborhood activities and/or history; junior, senior or graduate students desired. Experience using Google Sites and Google documents is a plus. This student must be able to self-direct as the main staff contact will have changing availability during the project. We expect interns to be reliable, and responsive. We are impressed with candidates that are already familiar with local organizations and local resources related to historical databases and city resources, but this is not required. We also look for interns who live in the SE neighborhoods of Como & Marcy Holmes, but not required.
Position Schedule: Ideally, we'd like to start working with the intern the week of Monday March 12th. There will be about a month of more regular hours so we can get a running start. After March 30th, work schedules will be more independent with periodic check-ins that work with everyone's schedule. This is envisioned as a 5-10 hour per week position that would last 8-12 weeks with flexible hours.
Compensation: One, maybe two interns are desired. This is an unpaid position. However, there are grant opportunities for this type of work, so we're supportive of highly motivated and accomplished candidates that might be interested in writing a short grant to try to fund their time at SECIA. Students that complete successful internships at SECIA receive a letter of recommendation from staff and/or board members and are able to use us as a reference for future employment, schooling, etc.
How to apply: Anyone interested may submit a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1st and fill out our interest form http://tinyurl.com/Como-Vol-Form. Feel free to contact with questions also.