Intern Opportunities for Summer 2017

The Wright County Historical Society (WCHS) invites post-secondary students to apply for foyr summer internship positions at the Wright County Heritage Center in Buffalo, Minnesota. These unpaid positions will run for approximately twelve weeks. The intern will be expected to engage in the internship 8-24 hours per week during regular business hours of 8:00am to 4:30 pm. 

The internship program introduces students to the day-to-day workings of a regional history museum, collections management, and education programming.  This is a unique opportunity for students to apply their academic learning in a work setting, gain hands-on experience, and explore history museum careers. 

Application Process

Please send resume, letter of interest, and two references by April 14th, to: Wright County Historical Society, Volunteer & Intern Coordinator, PO Box 304, Buffalo, MN55313, or email lori.nohner@wrighthistory.org.

Qualifications:  Interns must be undergraduate or graduate students with a background in history, education, communication, or museum work, depending on the internships listed below.  Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated and willing to work on a variety of projects, with strong written and oral communication skills.  Applicants should have attention for detail, and enjoy working with the public.


Museum Collections Interns (2 Positions)

The Museum Collections Interns will work under the supervision of the Curator, as well as with the Exhibits & Collections Committee, to assist in the cataloguing, storing, and documentation of a variety of artifacts. The intern will handle objects, complete cataloguing, conduct research and do a significant amount of data entry. The internship will provide the student/graduate with the opportunity to develop practical skills in a museum environment, and to gain hands-on experience in a variety of collections management tasks.

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Educational Trunk Interns (2 position)

The Education Development Interns will work under the supervision of the WCHS Business Manager. The internship will provide the student/graduate with the opportunity to research, develop, create, and implement a sustainable series of educational “traveling trunks” to be used by the WCHS and local classrooms. A marketing plan will also be required to inform and promote the educational trunks.

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