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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.