Student Opportunities

Breaking the Family Curse Scholarship
Requirements: Graduating high school senior in Minneapolis, MN (surrounding areas), upcoming first generation college student attending a two-year or four-year college or vocational-technical school
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2022
Learn more or apply today!

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions:
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth VISTA program places members in nonprofits, government, and schools in the Twin Cities to create, connect, and leverage resources to address education inequities such as the opportunity and achievement gaps. We build capacity, coordinate efforts that bridge and build the integration of school and community-wide support for youth, and actively engage youth as agents of change in closing these gaps. Our 20 person cohort meets regularly for professional development, team building, and peer support. There are four VISTA positions placed at Junior Achievement North (JA North). 

  • Engagement & Equity VISTA – The Engagement & Equity VISTA will play a pivotal role in building the long-term infrastructure for Junior Achievement’s goal of becoming a more inclusive organization. This position will work closely with the Engagement & Equity team, cross-functionally, and externally to build out longstanding processes, presentation and training materials, and external engagement materials. The Engagement & Equity VISTA will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the students we serve, the staff, the organization, and the community. Learn more here.

 

  • Marketing & Communications VISTA – The Marketing & Communications VISTA will help deepen JA’s ties and messaging across our service region. By building our marketing, branding, and messaging capacity, Junior Achievement will establish itself as a regional thought leader in experiential education, youth entrepreneurship, and career readiness. Learn more here.

 

  • Special Events VISTA – The Special Events VISTA will be both externally and internally facing, engaging a variety of constituents. This position will collaborate with event vendors and engage community members to increase the number of event attendees and visibility of the events. The Events VISTA will engage nonprofit partners who have developed successful materials and processes and will selectively incorporate their practices into JA North’s event implementation. Learn more here.

 

  • Development Operations VISTA – The Development Operations VISTA will build the prospecting and fundraising capacity of the organization. By identifying and securing revenue from new and increased donors, JA will impact more systemically excluded students and communities. Apply today if you are interested in building or have skills related to fundraising, writing, procedures, databases, and reporting. Learn more here.