House of Memories Intern

Department: 
MN History Center, Exhibitions & Diversity Initiatives
Supervisor: 
Museum Access Specialist
Hours: 
10-15 hours per week
Location: 
Minnesota History Center
Semester(s): 
Spring 2018 (January-May)
Status: 
Unpaid; A limited number of diversity stipends are available for eligible candidates.
Project summary: 

It is thought that more than 9 million Americans live with some form of Dementia today. The purpose of House of Memories is to offer access to resources and museum programming for caregivers to focus on the person rather than the condition. MNHS welcomes and serves all people of Minnesota, including displaced Indigenous communities. We reflect the diversity of those we serve and ensure that inclusive practices are embedded in all aspects of our work. An internship with House of Memories program will involve the preparation to launch a national grant for people with dementia and their care partners. The internship will include work on training, filming, and app development.

Ideal degree(s): 
Communications, Education, Museum Studies, Psychology
Student qualifications: 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Experience with internet research
  • Reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Flexible, you never know what will come up in our department!
  • A good attitude
Student responsibilities: 
  • Writing and copy editing training scripts and handouts
  • Research potential marketing opportunities
  • Work with marketing to produce training materials
  • Work with multimedia on filming of training videos
  • Other programming duties as assigned
Knowledge intern is expected to gain: 
  • An understanding of access for people with dementia
  • Reporting and working on a national grant
  • Knowledge of how museums are using technology to increase access