MN Internship Center

Agency Description:

Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC) is a decentralized charter high-school with four locations located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The students MNIC reaches out to are primarily low-income, African American youth, ages 15-21, who are motivated to earn their high school diploma despite facing barriers to their education. MNIC strives to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. This includes practicing restorative justice and incorporating circles into the daily routine. Circles create community, build trust, and provide staff and students with a safe place to talk about their concerns. In addition, MNIC staff provide support services to meet holistic student needs including college and career assistance, health advocacy, housing support, and social and emotional support.

Position Description:

Volunteers are prized members of the MNIC team who work as tutors and advocates. They work on various tasks tailored to their learning goals and MNIC program needs. Volunteers will work closely with staff/faculty in either the Welcome Center or the classroom to meet and work with students. The student success coordinators will help them develop a schedule, introduce them to teachers and be their primary point of contact at the Sabathani, Unity and St. Paul sites. Amy Libman will provide that same support at the Downtown site. Learning tends to be more individualized at MNIC as students are often behind in credits, so tutors often spend one-on-one time with students in a variety of subjects and levels of ability. As a tutor, you will get to know our incredible students and gain real-world experience in an urban education setting.

Volunteers must commit to work at least 2 hours a week, and will receive an individual tutor training before beginning service.

School hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 to 3:00.


Sabathani Community Center- 310 E 38th Street, Minneapolis

St Paul - Griggs Midway Building 1821 University Ave W, St. Paul.

Downtown MNIC- Education Wing, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church - 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis

Unity House- 2507 Fremont Ave North, Minneapolis

How to Apply: To volunteer, email Cindy Hahn: