Collections Digitization Intern (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – March 5, 2018
As an intern, my experience was different from those who were hired on by the company. I really appreciated being a part of a community of people that continually strived to learn new things every day, and helping others to learn new things.
Informational meetings and highly suggested to do.
Interns don't get paid unless apart of a specific program
Meaningful work in a supportive and positive atmosphere.
Internship Development Intern (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 12, 2017
My experience was great. Everyone I talked to whether they were in my department or not were friendly and supportive. The people working in the organization, and therefor the organization itself, are genuinely prepared to do what they can for the community and to constantly work towards improvement within the organization.
Interpreter (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 19, 2017
Interpreters are treated poorly and expected to work either 10 hour weeks (off-peark) or work 7 days a week (summer hours). The company encourages interpreters to work multiple sites. You will not survive working one or two sites. To work achieve full time hours you must work 3 sites. This means from April to September/October you will work with no days off. Your hours will vary from 35 to 40 per week. The sites do not talk to each other on scheduling if they share staff. As an interpreter it is your job not to be double scheduled. I do not recommend working here if you want to have a life outside of work.
Publishing Intern (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 18, 2017
The Minnesota Historical Society's internship program is a great opportunity to work in a diverse range of fields, expand your network and gain great experience. The director of the program tends to micromanage, assigning extraneous busywork that is not related to the individual internships. This is frustrating but can be worked with as long as you poses a little patience.
free food, great experience, diverse oportunities, networking
Working for the Minnesota Historical Society has given me the chance to explore the field of education through supporting students with their History Day research assignment. Mentors also get the chance to work with students in optional library research gatherings outside of the regular classroom environment.
Awesome place to work! Especially if you love history!
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Intern (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – July 26, 2014
Intern with the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Learned about and assisted with the strategic planning related to the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, its work and its disbursement. Study various issues pertaining to the fund, e.g. how funds are currently being used or future potential partners. Work with stakeholders invested in the future of the fund (current and potential grantees). Conduct research on administrative process and procedures Work actively with files relating to fund investments and potential projects. Develop a record retention system and schedule Help collect and analyze data from investments in preparation for reports. Increased awareness about public administration in a large institution Awareness of the partners and grantees of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund supplied by the State of Minnesota. Experience in working with a large public fund and its disbursement Familiarity with and ability to utilize information to make strategic decisions for the future. Program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills Practical, i.e. can claim on a resume, experience with non-profit administration. Experience working on fund management with seasoned professionals. Confidence in interacting with stakeholders and the public as well as within the office environment
Taught high school students to create a project and present it in competition
History Day Mentor (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – April 27, 2012
For a large portion of the school year I would drive to the school once or twice a week and spend a class period helping the students write and develop an essay according to certain criteria, and build that essay into a display project that could compete on the regional and state levels. Once competition time came I helped with both the regional and state competitions by helping set up/tear down, judging, and operation of the competitions. The hardest part of the job was all of the travel time, but the most enjoyable part was seeing my students advance to state - one of them even won their division!