Most museums struggle to process all the artifacts we care for in our collection, organize and promote all the events that engage our public, and create the kind of exhibitions and activities that enhance visitors’ experience.
What if we could have the dedicated effort of smart, enthusiastic young people to help us? Interns from local colleges can be a great resource for our organizations, and provide valuable work experience to students exploring career paths. Well-constructed summer internships can give any organization a much needed boost and fulfill necessary academic and professional requirements for upcoming graduates.
At a workshop on Wednesday, April 13th, we will discuss internships at local museums with the internship coordinators of four local universities (UW-T, PLU, UPS, ad St. Martin’s University). Attendees will workshop how to decide the parameters of an internship, how to write a good internship description, how to work with local colleges to recruit interns, and how to orient your intern once they start the job, among other things.
The workshop will take place from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday, April 13th. It is free for Heritage League members and all affiliates of organizational members. It will take place on the campus of PLU, in the Scandinavian Cultural Center, located in the Anderson University Center building.
We look forward to continuing the conversation on the 13th!