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Spring 2014 Internship Opportunities WITH EXTENDED DEADLINES UNTIL NOVEMBER 3

All positions are unpaid and based at the History Center in Saint Paul, MN, unless otherwise noted.


Teaching Heritage Collaborative Intern (paid)

Education and Diversity Outreach

The Education and Diversity Outreach departments manage the outreach and education programs at the Minnesota Historical Society. The Diversity Outreach Department works with college and high school students in various history immersion opportunities across the metro area and beyond. Signature programs include the teen Summer History Immersion Program, the Museum Fellows Programs and the American Indian Fellows program. This department also runs the statewide History Day program.

Available positions this semester are:

Diversity Outreach & History Day Intern

NEW: Teen Programs Intern

Enterprise Technology and Business Development

The Enterprise Technology and Business Development department manages the overall IT infrastructure and provides support to the Society staff. This includes, but is not limited to, web development, in-house consultations and oversight of History Center museum stores retail operations.

Available positions this semester are:

Information Technology Specialist

Web Design Intern (paid)


The Exhibitions Department creates the exhibitions for the museums and sites which the Minnesota Historical Society operates for the purpose of engaging the public with history. These exhibitions convey Minnesota's unique identity through collaborative processes valuing community understandings and a visitor’s inherent capacity for creating personal understandings of the past. Exhibitions at the Minnesota Historical Society are a product of the interpretive arts, intended for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and comprising storytelling, multisensory educational strategies, scholarship, artifact collections, the authority of community experience and cultural diversity. 

Hmong Collections Cataloger

Lighting Design Intern (paid)


The Library provides public access to the MN Historical Society's document and book collection. Collecting since 1849, the Library at the Minnesota Historical Society is the world's premier source for information about Minnesota's prople, places, history and culture.

Reference Intern

Lifelong Learning and Museum Education

Lifelong Learning InternThe Lifelong Learning and Museum Education Department connects people of all ages with history through engaging programs at the History Center and through informal learning outreach to communities throughout the state.  Gallery Programs, School Programs, Public Programs, Visitor Services, Museum Outreach and Mobile Learning are the core work units within the department. Recent initiatives include a statewide partnership with the Minnesota Regional Public Library System to support high-quality history programs for lifelong learners; History in Our Hands, a game-based mobile learning application for students; and a Teen Advisory Council that supports programs for teen audiences. The Lifelong Learning and Museum Education Department is committed to delivering outstanding customer service and innovative learning experiences that use the power of history to transform lives.

Family Audience Market Research Intern

Marketing and Communications

Promotes the programs and services of the Society through public relations, publications, marketing communications and information services at the History Center.

Available positions this semester are:

Marketing & Sales Intern

Public Relations Intern

MHS Press

The MHS Press publishes books on the history, art, and culture of the Upper Midwest. Founded in 1859, it is the oldest publisher in the state and the largest historical society press in the country. Borealis Books, the national trade imprint of Minnesota Historical Society Press, strives to publish works of enduring value that illuminate our shared quest for identity, place, and heritage.

Available positions this semester are:

Design Intern

Risk Management - REOPENED

The Risk Management Committee is comprised of staff across many departments at the Mn Historical Society. This Committee studies risk management within the institution and works to reduce loss and liability through assessment, training, and the creation of institutional policies.  The Committee also conducts internal risk evaluations.

Available positions this semester are:

Risk Management Intern (paid)

Volunteer Services

The Volunteer Services Department coordinates volunteer opportunities and provides support to supervisory staff for the MN Historical Society's 26 sites.  In 2012, more than 2,100 volunteers contributed 42,250 hours in 32 programs.

Available positions this semester are:

Asian Pacific Heritage Day & Special Projects Intern

Internship Program Assistant

Volunteer Communications Coordinator