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Each MA and Certificate student completes a 200-hour museum
internship, arranged with academic help and supervision. A sampling
of recent Museum Education internships include:
- Working with the manager of interpretation and visitor
services at the
USS Constitution Museum, one student conducted research,
analyzed the data, and redesigned the museum's website to
prepare families to engage with the museum's content and each
other at the museum.
- Another student worked with the Boston
Museum of Science's
Eye Opener Program for second-grades students. During the
two-semester, paid internship she conducted classroom and
in-museum activities, managed facilitators, and designed and
tested a new set of activities.
- To gain more experience with teen audiences, a student
teen docent program participants to create activities for family
audiences. She helped the director of education develop a plan
to sustain the teen docent program.
- Already an experienced informal science educator, another
student wanted exposure to a different type of museum. At the
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
she developed and facilitated programs that helped families
explore artworks. She revised the family self-guide of the
sculpture park, and created new themes and activities.
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