The Stevens County Historical Society (SCHS) is looking for interns to help throughout the year. Interns at SCHS gain valuable experience by working with museum collections as they learn about artifact care, museum exhibits, research methods, and local history. SCHS internships are flexible and allow projects to be tailored to individual interests. Proposals for additional projects and roles will also be accepted. Any questions can be directed to curator Hannah King (contact information below).
Internships generally take place during regular museum hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. If you wish to earn credit for the internship, arrangements need to be made with the appropriate university faculty or staff. Internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted.
Application instructions are at the bottom of the page.
Clothing Inventory Project – grant funded
SCHS has been awarded a grant to complete an inventory of our clothing and accessory collection. The grant includes funding for a 100-hour internship. The inventory project will allow one student to explore their interest in museum work and gain knowledge about collections management. The internship will focus assisting with the inventory, which includes working directly with artifacts and the museum’s collections database. The internship will also offer opportunities to assist with research, exhibit installation, and social media according to the intern’s interests.
This position is open to any current or recent student with an interest in history and the museum field. Work must be completed during regular museum hours Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, with the occasional option for weekend hours. Start date, end date, and number of hours worked per week are flexible as long as the 100 hours is completed by the end of the fall 2017 semester.
This position pays $12/hour for the 100-hour duration of the internship.
NASS/NASNTI Meaningful Work position, 2017-2018 – Collections Assistant
While working at the SCHS, the Collections Assistant will gain an understanding of how a small museum works, from collections storage to exhibits to community programming. The Collections Assistant will work directly with the curator and with UMM work-study students on several projects, including a focused collection inventory and the creation of a small exhibit and/or a community program. The position focuses on the preservation and interpretation of local history and a greater understanding of our community.
This position is only open to Native American students through the NASS program. The position is 4 hours/week and shifts must be at least 2 hours. Regular museum hours are 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Some weekend hours will be available, but not required. This position goes through both fall and spring semesters.
Please apply through the UMM NASS program.
Exhibits interns will work directly with the curator to research, design, and create a mini-exhibit. Exhibits may be created using museum collections or outside materials. Your small exhibit should explore local themes – history, art, identity, or anything else related to Stevens County. Exhibits addressing broader themes related to Minnesota, the Midwest, or communities present in Stevens County will also be considered. Applications for this internship should also include a short proposal (1 page or less) for a potential exhibit. If accepted, proposals can be updated and do not necessarily define the project.
The education intern will work directly with museum staff to research and create educational programming for a variety of ages. Programs can be related to exhibits, scouts and/or other youth programs, school groups, and other related museum events. Candidates need to have some experience with children and be comfortable speaking in front of groups.
The collections intern will work directly with the curator to inventory, process, and properly house museum collections. Duties may include labeling artifacts, photographing artifacts, artifact research/identification, assisting with exhibit installation, and other related tasks.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Hannah King (Curator) via email, mail, or in person:
Stevens County Historical Society
116 W. Sixth Street
Morris, MN 56267