Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates can apply up to one year after graduation.
The intern will work with the Site Manager and Site Supervisor behind the scenes and with the public to learn the skills of interpreting historical material for public consumption, lead tours, work with young students who visit the museum for educational programs, and conduct research for public programs with guests and learn about budgets for museums based on public funding, donation and grants.
Ideal degrees: History, public history, museum studies
Ability to travel to the Charles Lindbergh House
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills; ability to effectively deliver verbal presentations
Ability to listen to the public and be responsive to inquiries and comments
Ability to master program information and present it according to interpretive or learning objectives
Ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques
Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule assignments
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions
Ability to perform basic historical research
Knowledge of Minnesota history and ability to learn about Charles A. Lindbergh and site-related history
Shadow the on‐site director of the Lindbergh Historic Site
Learn interpretation skills
Lead interpretative sessions at Lindbergh Historic Site
Interact with the public in an interpreter role
Conduct research for exhibits or public programming
Interact with elementary school groups visiting the museum
Learn behind‐the‐scenes planning, budgeting, implementation of programs
Knowledge intern is expected to gain:
The breadth and depth of work associated with the field of public history
Research and program development skills
Public communication/interpretation skills
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.