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Become a volunteer at the American Swedish Institute!

ASI relies on many dedicated volunteers to carry out its mission and serve our community. Volunteers play a vital role by lending their time and talent to the institution, and are central to the experience of being at ASI. Volunteering is a great way to connect with other like-minded individuals interested in our work, Nordic culture, and serving the public.

Volunteeer Opportunities

Click here for current information on volunteering at ASI

Internship Opportunities

ASI offers semester and J-term internships. Current internship opportunities are posted on our Employment page. For more information about internship opportunities, please contact April Neske in Human Resources at (612) 870-3375.

Volunteer Benefits

  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop*
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary coffee and treats from FIKA café during scheduled volunteer shifts.
  • Recognition at an annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
  • Bi-monthly lectures and training sessions on topics ranging from the history of the Turnblad Mansion to contemporary Scandinavia.
  • Invitation to participate in volunteer field trips and other social get-togethers throughout the year.
  • Subscription to ASI's online newsletter Klipp!

*This discount does not include food items.

How to Become a Volunteer

For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Leia Wambach, Volunteer Coordinator at (612) 870-3344 or Prospective volunteers will be asked to submit a simple application form, meet for an in-person interview and complete a background check.