Executive Pathway Internship- Health Equity Intern, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 04/02/2024
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
Reference 11450325
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55102
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Executive Pathway Internship- Health Equity Intern
Job Class: Management Analyst 1
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/28/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/19/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Cent Office IWT
  • Division/Unit: DHS-Payroll / HCA - Admin
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $22.61 - $32.71 / hourly; $47,209 - $68,298 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • End Date: 08/30/2024
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

Job Summary

Please see additional requirements section for further qualifications.

The Health Care Administration (HCA)- Health Equity Intern will be part of the HCA Equity team; working alongside the HCA's Equity Director and Equity Specialist to support efforts and to execute business plans, projects and initiatives that make equity an integral part of all of HCA's business.

The Health Equity Intern will develop an in depth understanding of the Department of Human Service (DHS) Health Care Administration, the foundations of inequity, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to build more equitable, sustainable systems. They will assist the Equity Director, Specialist, and other equity staff with duties related to administering the HCA Equity Committee and executing duties under equity strategic plans, projects and initiatives. This position will help will address inequities including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, disability or culture in all areas of HCA. This work includes support in developing and executing recommendations and action items set forth by HCA leadership and the HCA Equity Committee.

Work will be focus on activities/projects that address internal and external inequities which include helping HCA staff learn skills and knowledge surrounding inequity; helping to strengthen a focus on equity within each area of HCA's work through working with the Equity Committee; and producing written research summaries and information briefs about projects and activities that support the advancement of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Internship Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Provide support, serve as a resource, and assist in the execution of HCA DEI initiatives, goals and projects ensuring the advancement of equitable outcomes for all people served by the programs administered by HCA, and for all of HCA's employees.

• Co-lead the operations for HCA Equity Committee. Serve as a point of contact for committee members and potential members to provide information on the committee.

• Coordinate the implementation and the maintenance of the HCA Equity library.


Minimum Qualifications

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Please see additional requirements section for further qualifications.

• Understanding of intercultural competency

• High comfortability level having conversations around issues such as equity, inequity, and disparities

• Ability to deliver challenging information about inequities and bias

Preferred Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate 4 year or graduate level degree in Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Human Resources, Cultural Studies or related field
  • Self-directed individual
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional Requirements
  • Must be in academic years of sophomore, junior, senior, or be attaining diploma by May 2024
  • Must provide unofficial transcript to show proof of school enrollment
  • Must be willing to reside in Minnesota for the duration of internship
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

If you have questions about the position, contact Evelyn Nyuah at evelyn.nyuah@state.mn.us or 651-431-6579 .

About Human Services Dept

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.
Date expired 04/20/2024

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