The Minnesota Historical Society's volunteer and intern programs welcome people from all communities to engage in mission-related projects. Over 2,660 volunteers and interns contribute 53,400 hours hours annually. This diverse volunteer corps helps to achieve the MNHS mission — Using the Power of History to Transform Lives.
Public Relations Intern
Intern Abigail was the Public Relations Intern at MNHS in Fall 2019. She was an amazing help writing and editing a ton of news releases, articles, calendar event entries, and more.
One standout project is the monthly MNHS series in Minnesota Good Age magazine, which is a 700-800 word article on some aspect of Minnesota history and involves some good research using MNHS resources, developing a compelling story with a historian and journalist eye, and working on editing multiple drafts with me. Abigail wrote stories for the January and February issues of Good Age, and her January story on environmentalist Sigurd Olson was published on the magazine's website.
Submitted by MNHS staff Lauren Peck