High School Internships

Benefits | Eligibility

The application for our Spring-Summer 2017 Teen Gallery Assistant program has now CLOSED. Please check back later for other opportunities.

Are you a high school student? Then we are looking for you! See what the Minnesota Historical Society has to offer. Even when applications are closed, you can still learn more about our high school internship program, Waryaa: Somali Youth in Museums, and other opportunities, too.

An amazing opportunity for high school students: Work in a museum. Learn from professionals. Get in on special programs. Meet other interns. And get paid, too!

The MNHS High School Internship Program is a great way to gain professional experience, develop your leadership potential and discover what it's like to work at a cultural organization.

Internship Opportunities




As an MNHS high school intern, you'll gain real work experience in a professional setting, under the guidance of an expert in their field. But that's not all.

You Get Paid?!
MNHS high school interns are paid $9.50 per hour.

You Get Experience and Make Contacts
MNHS high school interns leave the program with valuable experience to list on a resume, and with contacts they've met through working and networking with professional staff.

You Get Perks

  • Park here or take the bus here FREE (for your shift only).
  • Get FREE perks like: staff exhibit previews, tours, passes, classes and other special staff/volunteer/intern events.
  • Get discounts at Cafe Minnesota or Mill City Cafe while on assignment, and at museum stores anytime.

You Get to Know Other High School Interns
High school interns meet with each other several times over the course of a semester. They share experiences and learn from each other in informal discussions.


Who's Eligible?
Students who are currently seniors and juniors in high school are eligible for the Minnesota Historical Society's internship program.

Time Commitment
The Summer Teen Gallery Assistant internships are 10 hours per week, June 13-August 20, 2016. This includes weekday and weekend shifts, all at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

Goal Commitment
MNHS high school interns work under a personalized Learning Plan. It's an outline of the student's individual learning goals for their internship. The Learning Plan helps interns track what they are learning, evaluate their success, and assemble a list of achievements for their resume.