Engaging Students in Minnesota History through Internships and Education
Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Minnesota Historical Society strives to attract high school and college interns from underrepresented communities to encourage engagement and diversify the institution. Students are placed across the Society in various departments and sites and have the opportunity to work alongside museum professionals to enhance their skills and apply their knowledge in a professional environment. College students participate in learning activities together over a semester-long period to enrich the internship experience and network with other interns in their cohort. The activities focus on engaging with the Society on a deeper level by discussing current issues and trends with museum staff, sharing intern experiences and building professional networks. During FY12 and so far in FY13, Arts and Cultural Heritage funding has supported 96 college interns who have contributed more than 9,900 hours across the Society and seven high school students who have contributed more than 500 hours of service at two historic sites.