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Fellowships & Residencies

The Minnesota Historical Society occasionally offers fellowships and residencies for historians, artists and other professionals. These unique opportunities are of varying duration and can involve considerable time spent working with MNHS staff, visitors and community members. Fellows and residents may gain experience working with MNHS collections, creating new programs or developing their own work.

Available Opportunities

The Gale Fellowship Program
The 2015-17 Gale Fellow will help facilitate MNHS outreach and community engagement work with the American Indian tribes in Minnesota. This program is open to individuals who have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in public history.

American Indian Museum Fellows Program
This 2 1/2-week residential summer fellowship is designed to expose American Indian undergraduates to the possible career opportunities and challenges of historical interpretation and cultural preservation within museums.

ACTC Museum Fellows Program
The ACTC Museum Fellows Program (open to students currently enrolled in one of the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities campuses) studies the challenges related to the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian Nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs.