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Asheville Art Museum Announces Summer 2009 Internship Opportunities

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ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum announces its Summer 2009 Internship opportunities and will be accepting applications through April 24, 2009.

The Internship Program at the Asheville Art Museum offers participants "hands-on" training in the museum profession and a comprehensive overview of Museum operations. Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of Museum departments, in addition to working on specific projects.

The Summer 2008 interns were a smart, dedicated group of students who made a great impact at the Museum. The interns were in various departments of the Museum: Curatorial, Education, Communications & PR and a legal intern to assist in review of Museum policies. The Museum Staff is highly appreciative of their hard work.

The interns were given projects and responsibilities relative to departments and subjects of their interests as well as within the overall operations of the Museum.

Summer 2008 intern, Crystal Sanchez, says, "My work as an intern at the Asheville Art Museum allowed me to completely understand the responsibilities that a modern museum faces in order to remain efficient in its operations, creative in its educational impact, and active as an instrumental part of the community. The Museum’s unique organizational culture and enthusiastic staff created a unique environment from which I was able to work with each area of the Museum, gaining knowledge of a museum’s separate departments and responsibilities, while also focusing on a few major projects within my own field. My understanding of the role of a museum, in both the day to day workings and in living out its general mission, has been strengthened through my internship experience at the Asheville Art Museum."

The Asheville Art Museum Staff looks forward to welcoming the new Summer 2009 Interns.

When making arrangements, please keep in mind that internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with universities that offer credit for internships.

Interns must be able to work a minimum of two days per week. The exact schedule will be determined with the department supervisor.

Application Process: Please submit a 1-2 page letter of interest that states related educational experience and skills and contact information for two references. Please specify which department you would be most interested in interning with, as we hope to match all interns with their first choices.

We have a limited number of internships available each summer and we regret that we cannot always accommodate everyone as these internships are competitive. Prospective interns will be interviewed by at least one staff member.

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