Get involved with the Minnesota Humanities Center


Get involved with the Minnesota Humanities Center

We invite you to get involved with the Minnesota Humanities Center’s (MHC) work through volunteer and Board opportunities. When available, this page is also home to specific opportunities such as requests for proposals, advocacy calls-to-action, and community listening sessions.

Minnesota's Poet Laureate Nominations

The process to name Minnesota’s next Poet Laureate begins. The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), along with Minnesota’s Center for the Book, is launching the process to solicit applications and nominations, and to make recommendations to the Governor for Minnesota’s next Poet Laureate.

Nominations and applications for Minnesota’s next Poet Laurate are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

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Minnesota's Poet Laureate Review Panel

MHC seeks a diverse group of individuals familiar with poetry and enthusiastic about the role of Minnesota’s Poet Laureate to participate in an independent Review Panel. The role of the Review Panel is to assess all nominations received and make recommendations for Minnesota’s next Poet Laureate.

Interest forms due no later than 8:00 a.m. March 15, 2021.

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You can help make a difference in communities statewide. To learn more about how you can support our work, contact Director of Strategic Partnerships Casey DeMarais at We welcome inquiries about internships and fellowships.

Serve on our Board of Directors

Candidates must be residents of Minnesota who are interested in advancing the mission and work of MHC. Active participation in quarterly meetings, committees, and other outreach activities is required. We are especially seeking culturally diverse candidates and/or candidates who currently reside in greater Minnesota. To receive application information, email Executive Assistant Aisha Richardson at