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Summer 2020: The Valentine - Education & Programming Intern (PAID - Deadline March 8)

Jan 27, 2020

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

The Valentine’s Controversy/History Intern will assist with planning, organization and development of the museum’s Controversy/History conversation and speaker series. Duties will primarily focus on conducting research on Richmond history topics, writing, collections research, development of PowerPoint presentations and social media assistance. Candidates must be able to work independently and have strong research, written and oral communication skills.

The intern should expect to:

  • Learn about and assist with development of a museum adult education series, including topics planning, speaker selection, setting goals and marketing.
  • Gain skills conducting research with primary and secondary sources to be utilized by the museum’s education department and shared with the public.
  • Gain experience synthesizing complex history research into accessible and interesting presentations for the general public.
  • Learn about the field of museum education and professional opportunities in the museum field in general.

Anticipated outcomes/products can include:

  • Research conducted by the intern will be used to develop presentations for each event of the Controversy/ History series.
  • The intern will assist in researching potential speakers and drafting social media and event descriptions.
  • Research conducted by the intern is used to inform other programming development, such as student and adult programs.