High School Internships

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

Teen Action Group (TAG)
The Teen Action Group is a school-year long program that helps introduce high school students to museums, what they do, and how communities are represented.  Together, they will research underrepresented histories, organize events, and present their findings in new ways.  This program uses historical knowledge and resources to learn about current events and issues affecting Minnesota's diverse communities. View flyer here.

TAG meets every Tuesday from 4:00-6:30 at the Minnesota History Center from September 18, 2018 to May 14, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Amber Jones at amber.jones@mnhs.org or 651-259-3488. 

Teen Advisory Council Group Photo



Mazinaakizige: Native American Teen Photography Project

Mazinaakizige is a 12-week program where students can learn about digital photography and historical representation of Native American communities.  Develop your photography skills in a guided, supportive, and culturally sensitive environment in order to empower indigenous identities.  You will build an artistic portfolio and create a traveling exhibition throughout the state of Minnesota.

Mazinaakizige meets every Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center from September 19 to December 12, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Hobson at jessica.hobson@mnhs.org or 651-259-3485.







Applications for MNHS teen programs are currently closed. Please check back in the future as opportunities open to apply.


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 $11.25 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.