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At Minnesota Transportation Museum, we have some very unique opportunities to gain work and volunteer experience. Read below for information about:

  • Internships
  • Job Corps Partnerships
  • Experiential and Project Based Learning
  • Volunteer Opportunities  

​​Please use the contact form to tell us about yourself and your interest in working with us.

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Internships

Experiential Learning

Come volunteer at one of the coolest museums around!
 
We're always looking for those who love history and learning!
 
- Docent tour guides

- Gift shop/retail help

- Educational program help

- Blacksmith Shop enthusiasts

- Administrative help

- Engineers/Conductors
(certification training provided)

- Restoration shop mechanics


Contact us using the form above to get started!
Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM) offers internships for current college students and recent graduates. Internship opportunities include museum studies, archival, curation, history, graphic design, hospitality, event planning, and educational program development. 

Current Open Positions:

Docent Visitor Tour Guide

Transportation Museum
Saint Paul, MN

Event Assistant

Transportation Museum
Saint Paul, MN

Marketing Assistant 
Transportation Museum
Saint Paul, MN

Train Hospitality Assistant

Osceola Depot
Osceola, WI

Retail/Depot Assistant

Osceola Depot
Osceola, WI

Education Programming Assistant

Transportation Museum
Saint Paul, MN
 
A career-building opportunity for college students. Work in a museum. Build your resume. Gain real-world work experience. Network with museum professionals and fellow college students, too.

Minnesota Transportation Museum’s College Internship Program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to work in a cultural organization while building career credentials.

Internships with MTM are offered year-round. Interns can apply for fall (September-December), spring (January-May) or summer (June-August) semesters. College and graduate students can apply up to one (1) year after graduation.
 
Benefits
As a college intern at MTM, you'll add to your resume while you learn first-hand about careers in history and museums.

Gain Knowledge and Experience
MTM college interns leave the program having completed "real" work in a professional environment, while under the guidance of an expert in their field.

Make Connections
College interns make new contacts through working with professional staff, and networking with each other.

Earn Credit
Interns can inquire at their college about receiving credit for their internship experience.
 
Who's Eligible?
Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and students up to one year out of college. Interns must be able to commute to MTM in Saint Paul.
 
Time Commitment
Internships average 10-20 hours per week, or approximately 150 hours a semester, at MTM. Interns usually work during regular museum hours:

Wednesday’s 10-4pm,
Saturdays between 10-4pm, and Sunday’s between 12-4pm. There will be some additional weekday hours needed between 8am–4pm, Monday thru Friday.
 
Credit for Internships
Any intern who would like academic credit for their MTM experience must make arrangements with their school, and must notify their intern supervisor of any evaluation procedures required by their schools. If no specific format is provided, intern supervisors will use MTM’s evaluation form.
 
Please note: MTM College Internships are considered a learning experience. Most internships are unpaid. Participation in the internship program is not linked to employment opportunities at MTM.
 
Academic Credit
Academic credit for interning at MtM is available upon request. Some guidelines:
- Inform staff during the interview process that you are seeking credit for your internship.
- Find out your school's credit requirements - this is the intern's responsibility.
- Make sure to meet your school's requirements for receiving credit - this is the intern's responsibility.
- Notify your intern supervisor about any special evaluation forms or procedures your school may require. Otherwise, intern supervisors will use the standard MTM evaluation form.
- Be aware that your school, not MTM, determines grades and credits. Unless permitted or required to give grades, MTM intern supervisors will provide only evaluations and recommendations.
 
If you would like to find out more details about these opportunities, get in touch with us using the form above!
Project-Based/Experiential Learning 

We have always enjoyed the reciprocal benefits of working with higher education programs. We're interested in working with you to develop projects that can benefit college students in their education. At the Museum, we can provide scenarios based on subjects ranging from museum studies, curation, and archival, to marketing, graphic design, and event planning, as well as mechanics, programming, and metalsmithing.  Have an idea for a project?  We'd love to hear it!  Contact us using the form above.
 
TCU (Transportation Communications Union) Job Corps Programs

Interested in starting a career in the transportation and railroad industry?

The TCU (Transportation Communications Union) Job Corps are a long time partner of ours and their railroad career students use our facility for valuable hands-on training.  

Visit their website to learn more about their programs and career training opportunities. 

TCU Job Corp Website

 
TCU Job Corps students building an exhibit.