Dennison Depot Needs Interns

For Immediate Release

Dennison Depot Offers Fall Internship Program

Students who want to excel are encouraged to apply to participate in The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum fall internship program.  The program is being offered to high school seniors and college students who are looking for an opportunity to expand their skills, knowledge and experience. The Depot welcomes students interested in  history, technology, business and marketing.  A competitive process will select four students to be part of this hands-on, project driven program, idea inspiring program.

The Museum is specifically seeking one student in each category:  One  with a passion for history and artifacts, one who enjoys creating, planning and implementing special events, a third who wants to put their technology skills to work and a fourth student who is interested in the business and marketing end of operating a museum or non-profit.  The Depot will be offering four internship positions focusing on these areas of technology, history and preservation, event planning, and marketing/business.

Intern students are invited to be part of the Dennison Depot Team and learn valuable skills working project driven experiences.  The four students will be actively engaged in shadowing and learning from staff.   Students have a chance to learn not only at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, but take part in all three Museums operated by the Depot, each at a different stage of development.  Participants will have the opportunity to travel between Historic Schoenbrunn Village and the Uhrichsville Clay Museum also. Throughout the ten week program, students will learn valuable leadership, teambuilding, and networking skills as well as well as resume building experience.

Upon completion of this challenging program, all students will also receive a certificate of completion, recommendation letters, and a $250 stipend.

Only one student will be offered a position in each category.  If you are excited about learning, about the exchange of new ideas, about developing new skills and getting involved in the local community, this program is for you.  Activities include problem solving,  inventorying and researching artifacts, assisting in collection management, creating new museum storage spaces, grant writing, event planning for small events and major events such as Polar Express, The Colonial Trade Fair, Lantern Tours and the Patriot Rally, creative writing for press releases and public speaking for programs and tours, social media skills to promote the museums, creation of databases, and customer service relationships.

High School students beginning their  Senior years and all college students are eligible to to participate.  Each must complete an application, go through an interview process and provide two letters of recommendation.   The internship will begin in October and last through mid December.  Scheduling will be flexible, but participants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week for interns.  Applications are available at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum or by emailing director@dennisondepeot.org.

Wendy Zucal, 740.922.6776, director@dennisondepot.org

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