Minnesota Project SEARCH Sites

State of Minnesota


Location: Saint Paul
School Districts: North Saint Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale

Apply to become a State of Minnesota Project SEARCH Intern


The State of Minnesota – Project SEARCH site is a partnership between the Minnesota Governor's Office, North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale District, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Ramsey County Developmental Disability Services with supports from the Project SEARCH State Leadership Team. The outcome of Project SEARCH is competitive, integrated employment for each student intern.

State of MN Interns

Internship Opportunities include:

Non-Office Internships

General Maintenance Worker – Maintain restrooms and sanitizing common areas. Tasks include:

  • Replacing paper products
  • Wiping counters
  • Emptying trash
  • Mopping
  • Vacuuming
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Grounds keeping – Maintain exterior grounds. Tasks include:

  • Mowing
  • Weed whipping
  • Edging
  • Raking
  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Snow removal
  • Trash and recycling collection
  • Other tasks as able
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Central Mail – Process outgoing mail. Tasks include:

  • Assist on the postage machine by bundling mail
  • Affix postage and labels on special mailings
  • Process mail using postage machine
  • Mail individual boxes/packages by entering in shipping information and affixing label
  • Other tasks as able
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Food Service – Cafeteria assistant/Food prep. Tasks include:

  • Restocking beverage coolers
  • Prepping food
  • Grill
  • Maintain cafeteria tables
  • Refill utensils and condiments
  • Empty trash and recycling
  • Other tasks as able
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Non-Office Internships

Governor's Office – Office assistant. Tasks include:

  • Inventorying and ordering supplies
  • Maintaining copier paper levels
  • Scanning and renaming documents
  • Copying and documenting policy mail
  • E-mailing
  • Filing paperwork and labeling files
  • Special projects and more
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History Center – Archiver. Tasks Include:

  • Rehousing Military personnel files
  • Basic data entry on excel spreadsheet
  • Scanning and preserving newspaper articles
  • Other duties in development
Children's Hospitals 2014/2015 Interns

Military Affairs – Personnel file archiver. Tasks include:

  • Redacting social security numbers within personnel files
  • Scanning and processing of retired military files
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Secretary of State Office – Digital documenting. Tasks include:

  • Sorting documents by type (30+ different document types)
  • Scanning and entering data into the database for public review
  • Pulling files older than one year
  • Preparing archives and special projects as assigned
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Veterans Services – Application entry.  Tasks include:

  • Marking the Applicant's County
  • Scanning
  • Entering information into two databases
  • Creating packets
  • Processing letters
  • Filing
  • Sending out processed document
  • Entering in payment information
  • Other special projects
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MN.IT – Still under development

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