Experiences-as-gifts holiday campaign internship

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Internships - Unpaid
St. Paul

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks an post-secondary or graduate intern who will prepare for and implement an experiences-as-gifts campaign during the 2018 winter holiday season. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage individuals to reduce waste and resource-use by giving experienced-based gifts.

The MPCA will provide work space, training, and support for your sucess in this position. 

The project must be completed by end of January 2019. Start and end dates are flexible. Estimated total hours: 80-120 hours (5-15 per week, depending on availability and college requirements) with considerable weekend work for events between approximately mid-November and mid-December, 2018. 

This internship is offered for post-secondary students and must fulfill requirements for their academic program. 


  • Research best practices, background information, and gift ideas for an experiences-as-gifts campaign.
  • Make suggestions for improvements and additions to the existing MPCA toboggan photo booth used in 2017, as well as an evaluation plan for tracking outcomes.
  • Implement improvements, with support from MPCA staff.
  • Research and register for 4 or more holiday events taking place in the Twin Cities between mid-November and mid-December.
  • Participate in and coordinate all logistics and staffing for the events, including booth materials and volunteer help.
  • Write a summary of event outcomes and recommendations for 2019.

School years: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduating December 2018 - December 2020

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and names with contact information for two references to: Erin Barnes-Driscoll, erin.driscoll@state.mn.us.


About Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Protect and improve the environment and enhance human health

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.