Summer Internship at The Hershey Story

Opportunity Title: Museum Education Internship (unpaid)

Museum Education Internship at The Hershey Story
Summer 2012
The Hershey Story: The Museum on Chocolate Avenue located in Hershey, Pennsylvania seeks a qualified intern to assist with coordinating, teaching and planning educational programs.
 
The intern will experience a wide range of museum education responsibilities including helping to supervise young adult volunteers, assisting with summer camp programs and interacting with families visiting the museum.   The education intern will also have an opportunity to complete a project and become familiar with other museum functions, such as exhibit installation, collections care and marketing.  Candidate will work an average of 20 hours per week for 10-15 weeks. Internship hours must be completed during operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
 
Internship Project:
Intern will assist in researching and planning  a summer camp program for summer of 2013.    
                         
Qualifications:
·        College junior, senior or M.A. candidate in Museum Studies, American Studies, History, Anthropology or related field
·        Experience working with the public
·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
·        Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
·        Adequate transportation

Successful candidate should have an enthusiastic interest in working with children and families.  Preference will be given to candidates who are pursuing a career in the museum field.

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Lois Miklas, Public Programs Manager, The Hershey Story, 63 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033; or email to lmiklas@hersheystory.org with “Summer Internship” in the subject line. Internships are for the summer 2012 semester and must be completed between May and September 3 2012. Internships are unpaid but may be completed for college credit.  Applications must be received by April 30, 2012.

Contact Information:

Name: Lois Miklas

E-mail: lmiklas@hersheystory.org

Address: 63 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

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