Interested in Internships?

If you’re interested in incorporating an internship into your studies at Bethel, check out our new Internships page. It features some of our alumni explaining why they valued their internship experiences, links to internship programs at area historical societies and living history sites, and advice for students seeking positions in law, government, business, and other fields.

Historic Fort Snelling
Two of the MHS internships involve summer children’s programming at Historic Fort Snelling – Creative Commons (Ronald Wolfgram)

We’re coming up on the time of year when organizations hire their summer interns, so take some time before Spring Break to investigate your options. For example:

  • On April 1st the Minnesota Historical Society will start taking applications for its summer internship program, which includes seventeen positions in fields ranging from exhibit design and textile conservation to marketing and web production.
  • The Scott County Historical Society has five summer positions available (exhibits, collections, public programs, development) starting in May.
  • Or if you’re willing to move to Washington, DC for the summer, the Smithsonian has several positions with March and April deadlines.

If you’d like to receive academic credit for your internship — increasingly encouraged by organizations like MHS, talk to department chair Chris Gehrz.

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