Internships are available for students in the Museum Studies program at CWU.
Collections internships engage students in the day to day work of collections management. Students learn the basics of working with collections, from establishing documentation, working with museum databases, and designing and building custom storage mounts for museum objects. Interested students should contact the Collections Manager and consult with their Museum Studies advisor.
Programming internships engage students in the process of developing museum exhibits and events. Students may take the lead in curating an exhibit, bringing a speaker to campus, or building a student centered event, among many possibilities. A programming internship familiarizes a student with the complexities of organizing programming in a museum setting. Interested students should contact the Museum Director and consult with their Museum Studies advisor.
Education internships engage students in the process of developing educational materials that fulfill a curricular need. Students assist with and often lead activities with K-12 groups visiting campus. Interested students should contact the Museum Director and consult with the Museum Studies advisor.
Current CWU students interested in volunteering at the Museum's front desk are encouraged to stop by Dean Hall room 122 for more information, or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Museum relies on the participation of the local community, as well as the faculty and students of the University. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Museum Director Mark Auslander (AuslanderM@cwu.edu).
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