What is a LINK Partner?
A LINK Partner is a business, nonprofit or ministry that partners with a Multnomah student who in turn serves that organization as a volunteer or intern. By becoming a LINK Partner, you’re making it possible for MU students to learn new skills, investigate careers and build personal networks. Our goal is to serve our local community while helping our students become successful graduates.
What is the MU LINK Program?
The LINK Program is designed to connect Multnomah students to businesses, nonprofits and ministry organizations who need volunteers or interns.
Multnomah University students are required to accrue a specific amount of LINK hours prior to graduating. Students can accumulate these hours by collaborating with LINK Partners in multiple ways: They can volunteer at a church, ministry or nonprofit — or they can connect to a potential career by working as an intern (paid or unpaid).
A LINK Partner must designate a Site Supervisor to work directly with our student/s. Site Supervisors are responsible for verifying the student’s participation and completing an online evaluation after the LINK Project is complete.
How do I become a LINK Partner?
Complete the LINK Partner Form found here.
After you submit this form, the LINK Team will review your submission to determine your eligibility as a LINK Partner before contacting you with their determination.
If you are chosen as a LINK Partner, students will have access to your LINK Project listing and be able to connect with you directly.
Posting LINK Projects
As a Site Supervisor, you can post projects in our LINK database, where students can find your request and connect with you directly. Your project should meet the criteria laid out in the LINK Guidebook.
The Link Guidebook will be posted here soon.
A Site Supervisor must complete two evaluations for each student who volunteers/interns for them during every 16-week semester:
- Mid-Term Evaluation
- Final Evaluation
Students must meet with their Site Supervisors three times during the semester. Two of these meetings will be used to review the student’s mid-term and final evaluations. Site Supervisors are allowed to meet with students one-on-one or in group settings.
If you have any questions, contact MU’s LINK Team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 503-251-5311. We’re happy to walk you through this process!