Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Stearns History Museum. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, volunteers are the cornerstone of our work at the Museum. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience diverse fields including archival and genealogy research, special events, artifact  preservation, guiding tours, greeting and admissions, gardening, and more!


Want to get involved? We are always accepting applications for new volunteers, please call 320-253-8424 or email Julianne O'Connell at joconnell@stearns-museum.org for more information/questions. Fill out this (please click) form and mail to:

Stearns History Museum

235 33rd Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301


To volunteer fill out and submit the form below. Museum staff will contact you about opportunities in the Research Center, Collections, front desk, or grounds maintenance.


Volunteer Form

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The Stearns History Museum has an active Internship program (unpaid).

Any college student, with preference given to juniors, seniors, or graduate students may qualify as an intern. Preference is given to History, Public History, Library Science, Education, and Anthropology majors although other majors such as Art History, Art, Photography and English are encouraged to apply. A minimum of 120 hours is required to complete the Internship term.

Work-study information is available at your college or university.

Our interns gain a comprehensive understanding of the Museum field and may work in the following fields: Education, Research/Archives, Artifact Collections, or Exhibits. For information contact the Museum by calling 320-253-8424 or emailing Curator, Adam Smith asmith@stearns-museum.org or Head Archivist, Steve Penick spenick@stearns-museum.org. Anyone interested in applying for an unpaid internship fill out the application and return to:

Stearns History Museum

235 33rd Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN 56301


Stearns History Museum • 235-33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

(320) 253-8424 •  info@stearns-museum.org