Internships

Title:  Teen Programs Intern             

Department:  Museum Education and Lifelong Learning

Supervisor:  Program Specialist, Young Adult Audiences

Hours:  Tuesdays 3-6:30 PM/Saturdays 8:30 AM to noon          

Timeframe:  November 2013 – May 2014

Status:  Unpaid

Location: Minnesota History Center

Project Summary: This individual will provide support for two teen programs at the Minnesota History Center that are currently recipients of Federal Grants. For Teen Advisory Council, a teen employment program that works with Twin Cities teens to develop and implement teen focused events, s/he will help to set up for and clean up after Tuesday afternoon meetings, track student attendance, maintain the student facebook group, draft reports for funders and other stakeholders, and provide event support which may include preparing programs and print materials, etc. (http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/teen-advisory-council)

For Design Diaries International, a teen employment program that work with Twin Cities teens to explore self expression across culture and history through clothing, s/he will help to set up for and clean up after Saturday meetings, track student attendance, maintain the student facebook group, draft reports for funders and other stakeholders, and provide event support, which may include preparing print programs, meeting with instructors, etc. (www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/designdiariesintl)

Ideal degrees:  

Education, Youth Work, History, or related degrees,

Student Qualifications: 

-Experience working with teens, esp. from diverse backgrounds

-Detail-oriented, ability to work on a deadline

-Familiarity with Excel, InDesign, Mac Pages

-Ability to improvise and “shift gears” as needed, based on the needs of these demanding and fast-paced programs

-Strong communication skills and ability work in a collaborative environment

Student Responsibilities:

  •  Work closely with supervisor to determine students’ meeting needs; prepare for and reset classrooms after meetings.
  •  Design and implement evaluation tools with supervisor; collect relevant data
  • Draft program reports and help with related recordkeeping
  • Provide preparation and ‘day of’ support for teen events

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • Program Coordination and Management Skills: Students will become familiar and adept with the “behind-the-scenes” communication and planning behind museum-based informal learning programs
  •  Grant Reporting and Evaluation: Students will become familiar and adept with the evaluation tools and reporting guidelines for Federal Grants/Educational Programs Funding

To apply, please visit the Internship Program Application Process page.