In the Loop
Student Stories : Apr 28, 2016

Museum Studies students head to summer internships

First-year museums studies students are gearing up after the first two semesters of coursework to work in dynamic and prestigious internships. Second-year students are also taking advantage of the summer off to gain professional development through internships and more. Faculty, students and alumni are encouraged to connect with students working in locations of interest to offer support, guidance, or just to connect.

Elizabeth Bouton will be interning at the Museum of Morbid Anatomy in Brooklyn, New York. The museum, which has been open for less than nine years, is a small institution with a collection dedicated to “exploring the intersections of death, beauty & that which falls between the cracks.” Elizabeth will be researching and writing a catalog for the permanent collection.

Katherine Loughrey will be interning with The Churches Conservation Trustin Bristol, England. The church that Katherine will be based in, the Church of St. John the Baptist, dates from the 14th century and was built into the ancient city wall as a stop for pilgrims before their travels. Katherine will be creating an interpretation guide and training plan for volunteers, and developing grassroots links with the community in Bristol.

Katie Matthew with be participating in the Preservation Institution Nantucket (PIN). She will be spending six weeks on the Island of Nantucket learning about historic preservation and documenting the island’s rich heritage.

Halee Sommer will be interning at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. She will be working with the Development Department to help streamline the PEM’s donor database system, assist with the membership program and work with the museums Patron Members. The museum has a long history, dating back to 1799, and has remarkable and diverse history and art collections.

Casey Wooster will be interning at the Atlantic Center of the Arts in New Smyrna, Florida for the first half of the break. For the second half of the summer, Casey will be remotely assisting various digital history collection projects for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.