This internship is designed to involve a student in several aspects of the department of Native American Initiatives (NAI) at the MNHS. The primary responsibility of this position will include assisting in research, developing, planning and implementing a variety of outreach activities to support local and regional Native communities. Outreach activities may take place at community organizations or Minnesota Historical Society sites.
Another key duties for this position will be to support other NAI programs and projects. This will include an event for American Indian and Native American Undergraduate Museum Fellowship Program alumni.
Ideal degrees: American Indian Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Education or related fields.
Student Qualifications: For undergraduate or graduate students, with a passion for history, education, and working in community. Must possess the following:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
Interest or experience planning, developing and implementing programs
Interest or experience delivering community programs to non-predominantly white audiences.
Motivated, with strong work ethic
Comfort level with taking on multiple tasks
Familiarity with Google
Attend weekly meetings with Community Outreach Specialist and/or NAI staff
Assist in developing, planning and implementing outreach activities with NAI staff
Assist in research for outreach activities
Assist in data collection and analysis of outreach activities for evaluation purposes
Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.
Knowledge intern is expected to gain:
Increased awareness of the role of NAI as a part of the MNHS
Program and activity development, planning and implementation
Experience in working with local and regional Native communities
Develop internal and external communication skills, both verbal and written
Increased awareness of the operations and partnerships of a large public institution
Experience with data collection and knowledge of program reporting process
How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to email@example.com. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.