History Center Evaluation Intern

Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Listing Start Date
Listing End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check required
From $14.25 To $15.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Intern - Paid
Work Schedule
No Travel

Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates can apply up to one year after graduation.

The Minnesota Historical Society is committed to program evaluation as a valuable tool for strengthening the quality of our exhibits, programs and events through measuring and improving outcomes for those we serve. This internship will support the evaluation team in all phases of their work. This includes evaluation planning, quantitative and qualitative data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting.

Ideal degrees: Program evaluation, education, museum studies, history, marketing, or related field.

Student Qualifications: Must be a junior or senior undergraduate or graduate level student, with a passion for informal learning and evaluation. Must possess the following:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Extremely comfortable talking to and interacting with diverse audiences: museum visitors, K-12 students, and survey volunteers

  • Detail-oriented

  • Motivated, with strong work ethic

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

  • Strong organizational skills and commitment to meeting deadlines

  • Comfort working with data

  • Comfort level with taking on multiple tasks and working with more than one supervisor

  • Ability to learn new programs and systems quickly

  • Proficient in Google Apps and Microsoft Office

Student Responsibilities:

  • Administer surveys to program participants & on-site coordination with volunteer staff on Tuesday evenings in July

  • Assist with evaluation planning for programs, projects, and exhibits

  • Support instrument design and programming, data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting

  • Participate in program improvement and data utilization meetings

  • Other duties determined in collaboration with MNHS staff

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • Knowledge of program evaluation in an informal learning environment/cultural organization

  • Experience working with museum professionals and program evaluators

  • Experience designing and implementing evaluations & utilizing results for program improvement

  • Experience with project management and evaluation capacity building

Additional Materials Required: Example of paper, report or presentation containing text and data visualization (charts, graphs, etc.)

How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to internships@mnhs.org. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.