Fellowships and Residencies

The Minnesota Historical Society occasionally offers fellowships and residencies for historians, artists and other professionals. These unique opportunities are of varying duration and can involve considerable time spent working with MNHS staff, visitors and community members. Fellows and residents may gain experience working with MNHS collections, creating new programs or developing their own work.

Available Opportunities

History Museum Fellows Program
This program encourages you to explore a career in museums and gain an understanding of how museums address the challenge of presenting diverse historical narratives to popular audiences.

Native American Undergraduate Museum Fellowship
This 10-week residential summer fellowship is designed to expose American Indian undergraduates to the possible career opportunities and challenges of historical interpretation and cultural preservation within museums.

Native American Artist-in-Residence Program
The Native American Artist-in-Residence (NAAIR) program advances the artist's understanding of the traditional form of art and brings this advanced understanding to their communities in a way designed by the artist.

INCE Museum Fellows Program
The INCE Museum Fellows Program (open to students currently enrolled in one of the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities campuses) studies the challenges related to the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian Nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs.