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Internship Instructor Pillsbury United Communities Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Pillsbury United Communities offers paid/unpaid internships for variety of projects. These internships [Internship Instructor] are available in Minneapolis, MN 55407. Apply before application deadline.

Brief Details

Job: Internship Instructor
Company: Pillsbury United Communities
Location: Minneapolis, MN 55407

Job Description



Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and community as a whole. PUC designs solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs from education to employment to health, while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve. PUC is creating a new model for nonprofit organizations with an interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connects with over 55,000 individuals each year.

Full Cycle is located in a former auto mechanics garage currently owned by Pillsbury House located at 3515 Chicago Ave. S. Work space is large, open, and well ventilated.

This position is equal parts bike mechanics instruction and youth work. A person holding this position will work directly with young people experiencing homelessness throughout Full Cycle’s youth programming, including but not limited to the Internship Program, Free Bike Program, and Full Cycle Food Delivery. This person will also be available to assist in general shop functions including general bike repair and refurbishment of bikes and customer service to support the bike shop.

Full Cycle, a South Minneapolis non-profit used bicycle shop, supports youth experiencing homelessness, our community and our Earth through bikes, business and relationships. Full Cycle is a program of Pillsbury House + Theatre (PH+T), a center for creativity and community producing professional theatre alongside human service programs including a childcare center, youth programs, free legal aid and tax preparation services and more. Full Cycle and PH+T are integral parts of Pillsbury United Communities, a 501(c)(3) agency with a history of more than 140 years working with underserved communities in Minneapolis.


Major Position Responsibilities and Regular Activities to be performed 37.5hrs/week throughout the year.


Quarterly onboarding and orientation of youth interns.
Instruct Phase I interns in the following areas: bike mechanics, professionalism, basic job skills, and effective ways of obtaining and maintaining employment
The Internship Instructor I will work to collect and track necessary data and outcomes
YOUTH ADVOCACY (across all youth services)

Make effective referrals to resources and homeless youth-serving agencies.
Practice non-judgement and utilize strategies or Harm Reduction.
Maintain and model professional and ethical boundaries.
Develop healthy and helpful relationships with FC and PHT young people.
Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed.
Comply with agency’s written policies and procedures on youth participant confidentiality; minor consent law; drug free workplace; and pregnancy counseling, decision making and referrals.

Assist youth in refurbishing a used bicycle for their use through Full Cycle’s Free Bike Program.
Help schedule and coordinate Free Bike Appointments throughout the year.
Promote and connect young people and community partners to Full Cycle’s Free Bike Program.

Connect with community partners to loan out and maintain 15-20 bikes a year.
Maintain program records including bike usage, amount of resources utilized, partner information, etc.
Properly maintain and store Borrow-a-Bike fleet.

Be available to support Full Cycle Food Delivery shifts while riding a bike, hauling a trailer, and mentoring youth approx. 5 hours a week during the summer.

Contribute to a positive working climate at the program, center, and agency level.*

Attends program, center, and agency staff meetings as able and contributes solutions to operations; expects the same from supervisees, supervisors and co-workers.
Be available to serve on various agency task forces if/when requested
Responsible for recruiting, working with, and supervising volunteers and/or projects.
Coordinates activities and services with other center based programs.
Completes tasks necessary for the agency to fulfill its commitments and mission.



Able to build positive, nonjudgmental relationships with youth.
Accountability, excellent time management, and ability to coordinate and collaborate required.
High level of clear communication needed.
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about homelessness as it impacts youth.
Open to working in a low-income neighborhood within a diverse community.
An understanding of appropriate personal boundaries and professional ethics.
Ability to be flexible and work under stress.
CPR and First Aid training desired.
Ability to speak more than one language desired (preferably Spanish).
Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
Ability to use or learn basic computer software (Intenet browsers, MS office products, Lightspeed POS, etc)

Ability to demonstrate mechanical skills, or commit to further on the job training in the area of bike mechanics.
2 years professional experience working with youth who are homeless or at risk, or the ability to demonstrate excellent youth work skills.

Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. PUC prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment on the basis of age, race/color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or veteran’s status.

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