Experiential Learning Opportunities in History
Experiential learning opportunities are key when investigating careers in history, whether internships, job shadows, or informational interviews. Below is a list of locations where St. Olaf History students have completed experiential learning activities since 2000. Use this list to get started and to spark your creativity – there are numerous organizations not mentioned here that may also offer opportunities!
Categories of organizations include:
Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions – Located in Minneapolis, MN.
Collyard Landscaping – Located in Lake Elmo, MN.
Ziegler, Inc. – Internships located across the U.S.
Signature Flight Support – BBA Aviation plc company.
Merrill Lynch – Financial management and advisory.
Government & International
US Dept. of State/US Embassy – Internships both domestic and abroad.
State of Wisconsin - Office of the Governor – State government internships in Executive Office.
Children Better Way – Organization located in Ghana assisting children and communities who have been affected by the conflict.
Paz y Esperanza – Association focused on the promotion of justice and development of the poor located in Peru.
School for Social Entrepreneurship – Located in London, England.
Cannon River Watershed Partnership – Located in Northfield, MN.
St. Olaf College, Archives
St. Olaf Theatre
Leaders for Social Change Summer Internship Program – Civic engagement program located in Northfield, MN.
Northfield Public Schools
Norwegian American Historical Association – Organization focusing on interpreting and archiving Norwegian-American History.
St. Olaf College, History
Northfield Community Action Center
National Geographic Society
Association of Public Television Stations – Internships available in legislative, communications, and member services departments.
Clear Channel Broadcasting – Year round internship opportunities.
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Northfield Historical Society
National Gallery of Art – Located in Washington, D.C.
Swope Art Museum – Located in Terre Haute, IN.
Minnesota State Capitol – Minnesota Historical Society.
TRACES Center for History and Culture – non-profit educational organization created to preserve and present stories of people during World War II.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology - University of Michigan
Milton Hershey School Art Museum
Christ Capital Hill Lutheran Church – Located in St. Paul, MN.
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church – Located in Minneapolis, MN.
St. Paul Area Council of Church – Organization connecting congregations throughout the metro area.
Minnesota Association for Experiential Learning – Regional organization fostering the development and promotion of internships, community service learning, and field experience learning.
Armenian National Institute – Located in Washington, D.C.
Childrens Heartlink – International medical nonprofit.
U.S. Small Business Administration – Independent agency assisting small business located in Washington, D.C.
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center – Located in Finland, MN.
GENERAL INTERNSHIP POSTINGS
Where To Look- Piper Center Internship Search Resources
SPECIFIC INTERNSHIP POSTINGS
Public History-Wright State University’s postings
Carleton College postings
National Museum of American History
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Chicago History Museum
These organizations provide information, networking, and additional training opportunities and may offer student memberships at a discount.
American Association of Museums
American Historical Association
Minnesota Historical Society
LINKS which provide additional information beyond internships in the following areas.