High School Internships

We are not currently accepting any applications for high school internships. Please check back later!

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

Mazinaakizige (Maz)
Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project is a 12-week paid high school internship for students who are interested in art and photography.  Students will work with artist mentors to investigate historical and contemporary American Indian representations and create a traveling gallery exhibition throughout 2018.

Mazinaakizige meets every Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 at Two Rivers Gallery in Minneapolis from September 20 to December 13, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Hobson at jessica.hobson@mnhs.org or 651-259-3485. View flier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

TAG meets every Tuesday from 3:45-6:15 at the Minnesota History Center from September 19, 2017 to May 22nd, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Joey Novacheck at joey.novacheck@mnhs.org or 651-259-3488. View flier.

Teen Advisory Council Group Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Apply

To apply to be an intern, complete an online application. MNHS staff will contact you with next steps after we receive the application.

Benefits

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.