Board Members


We are looking for passionate and committed volunteers with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and professional skills to join our Board.

Description and Responsibilities:

Standpoint Board Members work closely with other Board Members in overseeing the general operations of the agency, strategic planning, fundraising, and large-scale decision-making. Board Member responsibilities include close communication with the Executive Director, active participation in fundraising campaigns, review of financial statements and approval of annual budgets, proactive building of relationships across the community, and serving as an ambassador of the organization.

Board Members are expected to regularly attend monthly meetings, serve on at least one board committee, and actively participate in all board activities during their 2-year term. Board members may serve up to four terms. While our Board meets in Minneapolis, Board Members from greater Minnesota are encouraged to apply and participate remotely, as necessary.

To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to info@standpointmn.org.

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Law school interns


Job Description and Responsibilities: 


Law interns assist staff attorneys with legal research on issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and trafficking.

Throughout the year, Standpoint is regularly asked to provide legal opinions on difficult issues, requiring in-depth legal research in a variety of areas – including criminal and family law. Because we are such a small agency, we rely on interns to help us with the crucial legal research that informs our legal opinions. This research may be applied to a district court or appellate brief, a memo regarding a legislative proposal, or even local concerns experienced by domestic or sexual violence programs.

Standpoint staff attorneys provide supervision to interns as they gain significant legal research and writing experience. Interns are initially asked to do this work in the office, but depending on the project’s supervision needs, there may eventually be opportunities to work remotely. Oftentimes, interns are able to assist with client advice and sit in on conversations strategizing around legal options with clients.

The time commitment to volunteer or intern at Standpoint is flexible. We have short-term and long-term projects available (2 weeks to 1 year), with the opportunity to renew your volunteer or internship commitment. We are currently seeking interns for Fall 2019. Specifically, we are hiring 1 intern specific for civil rights research (such as sexual harassment or anti-discrimination issues, or personal injury claims under tort law); and 2 more generalized research interns for a myriad issues (such as family, criminal, housing, confidentiality, immigration, child protection, etc.).

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter discussing their interest in and qualifications for position and resume to:

 

Standpoint

ATTN:  Hiring Committee

2233 University Avenue West Suite 150

St. Paul, MN 55114

Info@standpointmn.org


General Interns and Volunteers


General interns assist staff advocates with advocacy research, resource development, communications, and general office duties as assigned.

Standpoint advocates provide supervision to interns as they gain significant research, development, communications, and general non-profit experience. Interns are initially asked to do this work in the office, but depending on the project’s supervision needs, there may eventually be opportunities to work remotely.

Volunteers assist Standpoint Staff with short term projects such as event-planning, tabling, and other outreach.

The time commitment to volunteer or intern at Standpoint is flexible. We have short-term and long-term projects available (2 weeks to 1 year), with the opportunity to renew your volunteer or internship commitment. We are currently seeking general interns for Summer 2019.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter discussing their interest in and qualifications for position and resume to:

 

Standpoint

ATTN:  Hiring Committee

2233 University Avenue West Suite 150

St. Paul, MN 55114

Info@standpointmn.org


Standpoint is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans, and people with disabilities.