Provides first-hand, professional experiences while working in a museum and creating public programming, educational materials for children, and creating art projects for youth. Interns will have the opportunity to select different aspects of the arts and education program so the internship fits their needs. Internships focus on writing school tours for 3rd and 4th graders that incorporate the respective curriculums, or creating educational development plans for each of the Adobe rooms. Interns will develop and execute curriculum and educational materials as well as help plan, implement and evaluate youth educational programs.
In addition to youth programs and activities, the museum sponsors a variety of special community programs, lectures, films, concerts, workshops, classes, and exhibit for people of all ages. For these programs and events, interns will be asked to help plan and implement specific activities, particularly with respect to content and curriculum, development and analysis, and evaluation. We pride ourselves to provide the intern with projects that are fun but also stimulating towards their career goals, while creating a fun and engaging environment.
This internship provides students first-hand experience in research, exhibit management and conservation. Interns will also assist with organizing and systematizing collections records and archives, inventorying collections, upgrading and updating archival system and recording and photographing artifacts and records. The interns will conduct research about early California history, the Rancho period, missions and adobes, objects in the museum and the plants of the Rancho. The internship program is designed to provide
interns with an introduction to professional museum practices and provide hands-on work experience. By the conclusion of the term, the intern will be well-versed in collections management and curatorial functions within a small non-profit institution. We pride ourselves to provide the intern with projects that are fun but also stimulating towards their career goals, while creating a fun and engaging environment.
Assist museum staff in the creation, management and display of exhibits in the museum, as well as with traveling exhibits. Interns working on traveling exhibits will be involved in the management of the exhibits and work with other museums that are involved in the traveling exhibits.
Assist with care of the actual objects in the Adobe as well as researching the latest conservation techniques for paper, paintings, artifacts and plant material.
Provides students first-hand experience in the field of communications, including advertising, public relations, photography, graphic design, and social media. Interns will have the opportunity to select different aspects of the media and communication program, so the internship fits their needs. Interns will create marketing and advertising campaigns for the museum and its program to assist with spreading community awareness working with newspapers, magazines, and radio stations to enhance then museum’s public relations efforts. Graphic design and web design and management are two areas in which the interns will work creating and designing the printed collateral for the museum. Interns will also work on the museum’s website since it is a vital avenue of communication for the museum. We pride ourselves to provide the intern with projects that are fun but also stimulating towards their career goals, while creating a fun and engaging environment.