High School Internships

An amazing opportunity for high school students: Work in a museum. Learn from professionals. Get in on special programs. Meet other interns. And get paid, too!

The MNHS High School Internship Program is a great way to gain professional experience, develop your leadership potential and discover what it's like to work at a cultural organization.

Internship Opportunities

CRECER stands for "Creating Revolutionary Education through Cultura y EmpodeRamiento de Jovenes" ('culture and empowerment of youth'). CRECER is a three-week, summer-intensive teen program where the mission is to cultivate the growth and fortaleza of Latinx students as they connect with their roots, learn about their history, and navigate through academia. 

CRECER will meet Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at Minneapolis Community & Technical College from for three weeks in July. Students will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the program.

MNHS is not currently accepting applications for CRECER. Please check this page for future program updates.




Nia is a Spring-Break intensive program where students will learn first hand about historical representation of African Americans through research and local community immersion experiences. Students will produce original mini-documentaries on a topic in African American history.

Nia meets Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd, 2020, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, during Spring Break. There is also a required program orientation (TBD) and final presentation day (April 4th). Students will meet at the Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul. Students will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the program.

Out of an abundance of caution and due to various executive orders from Governor Walz concerning COVID-19, the 2020 Nia program has been canceled.


Teen Action Group (TAG)
The Teen Action Group is a school-year long program that helps introduce high school students to museums, what they do, and how communities are represented.  Together, they will research underrepresented histories, organize events, and present their findings in new ways. This program uses historical knowledge and resources to learn about current events and issues affecting Minnesota's diverse communities. Students are paid $12.25/hour for the duration of the program.

MNHS is not currently accepting applications for the Teen Action Group. Please check this page for future program updates.



MNHS is currently not accepting applications for teen programs. Please check this page for future program updates.


As an MNHS high school intern, you'll gain real work experience in a professional setting, under the guidance of an expert in their field. But that's not all.

You Get Paid?!
MNHS high school interns are paid $12.25 per hour or receive a stipend.

You Get Experience and Make Contacts 
MNHS high school interns leave the program with valuable experience to list on a resume, and with contacts they've met through working and networking with professional staff.

You Get Perks

  • Park here or take the bus here FREE (for your shift only).
  • Get FREE perks like: staff exhibit previews, tours, passes, classes and other special staff/volunteer/intern events.
  • Get discounts at Cafe Minnesota or Mill City Cafe while on assignment, and at museum stores anytime.

You Get to Know Other High School Interns 
High school interns meet with each other several times over the course of a semester. They share experiences and learn from each other in informal discussions.