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SUMMER 2014 Internship Program APplication Process

Summer 2014 EXTENDED Application ProcessIntern Cohort

A complete application, consisting of the online application, cover letter, resume and any required additional materials must be submitted by April 27, 2014 to be considered a candidate. Diversity stipend applications are due along with your application.

For a list of available opportunities this semester, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2014 internships will not be available for application until July 1, 2014. Do NOT use this link to apply for a Fall position, as your application will not be reviewed.

Cohort Meetings

All accepted interns are required to participate in monthly cohort meetings as a part of their internship experience, so please ensure that you do not have any conflicts with the dates below prior to making your decision to apply for an internship with us. Please note: All meetings take place at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul, MN from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Dates for Summer semester are set for:

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Steps to a becoming a successful intern applicant at the MN Historical Society:

Step 1  Complete an online application by the deadline.
Step 2  Send the following (by the deadline) as attachments in an email titled with the position and semester you are applying for, to internships@mnhs.org:


  • Resume
  • A cover letter detailing the position you are applying for, interest and qualifications
  • A copy of your school transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Any required submissions as detailed in the position description
  • Stipend application (if you are eligible and plan to apply for one)

*Please note that applications are not considered and will not be reviewed until steps 1 and 2 are complete.

Step 3  Selected applicants will be invited to a screening interview with Internship Program staff. 

Step 4  Intern supervisor will review complete application packages and decide who they will interview. If supervisors are interested, arrangements for final interviews will begin.

Step 5  Supervisor selects intern. Interns will be notified of the outcome of the selection process. 

Step 6 Interns must attend Orientation to receive materials required to embark on their internship.

Background Check

The Society is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for visitors, staff, interns and volunteers. Consequently, interns are required to pass a background check as a condition of placement.

For additional information, please check out the following resources:

For Credit Internships

Diversity Stipends

Components of the Intern Experience

Available Opportunities