The Minnesota Historical Society and the College of Liberal Arts are seeking to fill 10 positions for undergraduate students who are interested in learning about careers as museum professionals or public historians. This program is designed to address the underrepresentation of individuals from communities of color and American Indian Nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs. Participants will be chosen through a competitive application process. Applicants chosen for the program will:
- Register for a weekly, directed studies seminar through the Department of American Studies for spring semester 2009-2010 instructed by program staff, visiting scholars, U of M faculty, and MHS professionals.
- Receive a paid internship ($2,500) with MHS during the summer of 2010 designed to provide participants with real-world public history experience.
- Go on a week-long, summer study tour of museums and historic sites in and around the Washington D.C. area. Participants will visit museums and network with other professionals in the museum and public history fields. Travel expenses will be paid by the program.
- Receive follow-up mentoring from program staff regarding employment opportunities and graduate programs in museum studies and/or public history.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION, please contact program coordinator, Chris Taylor, at email@example.com