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Summer 2014 EXTENDED Internship Opportunities by department

The following Summer 2014 opportunities have an extended deadline until Sunday, April 27, 2014 at midnight. Please ensure that your completed application is sent in by this extended deadline. All internship postings are subject to change at the discretion of the program.

American Association of State & Local History Organizations (AASLH) Conference Intern

The AASLH national conference will be held in St. Paul between September, 17-20. The Minnesota Historical Society is organizing local events for conference participants and providing event volunteers. This is a great opportunity to get involved with MNHS as well as AASLH!

Available positions this semester are:

AASLH Conference Intern


The Collections division includes the following departments: Collections and Collections Management. It collects, catalogs, curates and conserves library and archival material including books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs and other sound and visual material, and government records.

Available positions this semester are:

Hmong Collections Cataloger

Hmong Community Oral History Intern (paid)

Somali Community Oral History 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:

Evaluation 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 Intern


Lifelong Learning InternThe 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 Exhibit Media Intern

Lighting Design Intern (paid)

Facilities & Risk Management

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:

Business Policy Intern (paid)

HAZMAT/SDS Policy Intern (paid)

Historic Sites

The Historic Sites Department administers 32 state historic sites throughout Minnesota. This network of historic sites represents some of the most compelling aspects of Minnesota history, and provides a place for visitors to hear the stories and visit the real places where Minnesota history happened.

Available positions this semester are:

Mille Lacs Indian Museum Interpreter & Special Events 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


The Multimedia Program develops, produces and implements multimedia for the Minnesota Historical Society's programs and exhibits.  Products include online educational and promotional video, distributed curriculum products, mobile experiences, interactive exhibit installations and immersive multimedia experiences.

Available positions this semester are:

Multimedia Intern