American Indian Museum Fellowship Program

With funding from arts and cultural heritage fund, the Minnesota Humanities Center is partnering with the Minnesota Historical Society to offer an American Indian Museum Fellowship program. This program is designed to introduce American Indian students to the basics of tribal historic preservation and museum studies. Fifteen undergraduate students who are interested in exploring careers in tribal historic preservation (THP) or museums will be chosen through an application process.

Chosen Applicants will:
-Participate in a 15-day residential program (June 7-25, 2011) and learn from museum professionals and THP officers. All travel expenses, housing, and meals for participants will be paid by the program
-Visit and tour state and tribal museums and network with other professionals in the museum and THP fields
-Receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the Fellowship
-Receive follow-up mentoring from program staff regarding employment opportunities and graduate programs in museum studies

Time will be spent both in the Twin Cities metro area (centered at the Minnesota Humanities Center) and Mille Lacs (centered at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum).

The application is available in the Program Materials section below.

Program Materials

Return completed materials to:
Email: Chris Taylor at
Mail: American Indian Museum Fellowship Program
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Priority Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Applications will be accepted after this date and will be considered if space is available.

For more information please contact:
Chris Taylor, MHS Project Director

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