September 23, 2013
11:30, Set up is open
12:00-1:00, Networking Hour & Panel Discussion
1:00-3:00, Internship Fair
UW Tower Visitors Dining Room & Mezzanine
The University of Washington Museology Graduate Program, in partnership with 4Culture and the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO), is pleased to announce the 2013 Museum Internship Fair on the University of Washington Seattle campus.
Join us for a panel discussion and networking opportunity for local sites to discuss the successes, challenges and opportunities related to hosting an internship. The panel and discussion will be followed by the internship fair where host sites will have the opportunity to meet and interact with students from the Museology Graduate Program.
Internships provide a means for students to gain professional experience, while also providing value to host sites through their service and expertise. Host sites are local, regional and state-wide institutions ranging from small volunteer-run heritage sites, to large museums, zoos and aquaria.
Museology graduate students complete nearly 10,000 hours of internship work each year and bring with them past work experience in addition to graduate level coursework in collections management, exhibit development, audience research and evaluation, education, program planning, fundraising, and administration.
Do you represent a site that isn't quite ready to host an internship?
Joins us for the 2013 Internship Fair to learn about internships and network with other local museum professionals!