The staff at the Swannanoa Valley Museum would love to work with you and your students. We are pleased to announce that new internships opportunities are available for the Fall, Spring or Summer semester. T hrough part-time internships, students can gain practical museum experience, as well as professional workplace experience. Interns can also provide much needed help to this local non-profit dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Swannanoa Valley history. Internships are currently unpaid, however there is an opportunity for interns to become paid staff.
Areas to Intern
Education interns work with museum staff to design lesson plans for school groups, text panels for exhibits, news articles for local papers and have a first hand experience of working in a local history museum.
Curatorial interns gain experience in how to care for museum objects, package, label and research new acquisitions. Museum interns will also gain knowledge of ephemera, oral histories, photographs, and Past Perfect software.
Programming interns interested in events, hikes, tours, book signings and working with the general public will work directly with museum staff and volunteers to assist with the details of creating successful museum programs.
Having an online presence is the virtual "storefront" of the museum. Marketing interns will have an in depth look at what goes on behind the scenes to get the word out about new museum offerings.
If your students are interested in interning at the Museum, please contact me directly by email or by phone (828)669-9569, visit the museum's website for more information and application form . I look forward to hearing from you and your students about these exciting new internship opportunities at the Swannanoa Valley Museum.