Meet the Interns: Kwesi’s Behind the Camera, Jenn’s in the Woodshop, and Margie’s Digging in the Archives…
Hear from the High’s 2019 interns, and learn how you can get involved next year.
By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art
School is back in session for the High Museum of Art’s talented summer interns! They spent their summers working on meaningful projects, learning about the museum field, and growing their skills. We are so grateful for their time with us. Hear from our interns below as they share their takeaways from the experience.
Georgia State University ’19
Fabrication Intern 2019
“The best part about my internship with The High has been working so closely with the actual artwork. It has let me redevelop a more intimate relationship with art and think about the life it’s had before I got to handle it.
Being in the Prep/Fabrication department here has given me a chance to really experience the behind-the-scenes action here at the museum.”
Brandeis University ’21
Media Production Intern 2019
“Surrounded by thousands of works of art spanning across centuries and from all over the world, at the High Museum I found myself ruminating on the purpose and craft of art daily. As a Media Production Intern, I was afforded the invaluable opportunity to capture the essence of these timeless works of art and relay their brilliance to an international audience. I leave this internship with a greater skillset in media production and a deeper appreciation of the work and people in the museum field.”
Stanford University ’21
Collections and Exhibitions Intern 2019
“As an intern in the Collections and Exhibitions department, I learned about the intensive behind-the-scenes effort that goes into managing both the permanent collection and the traveling exhibitions on display at the museum. Each day I was exposed to a wide range of experiences, from working hands-on with artwork in the archive to overseeing the outgoing shipments for European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection.
I am so grateful for the chance to be mentored by the creative, hardworking people on the Collections and Exhibitions team. They always made sure that my internship experience was meaningful, educational, and fun.”
Brenau University ’20
Interpretation Intern 2019
“My High Museum internship was one of the best experiences I’ve had working in a professional environment. The High has taught me the importance of collaboration and finding ways to utilize my creative talents in my workspace. Moreover, I learned that the museum field is multifaceted and needs diverse backgrounds outside of an art history background.
I will miss my time here but am extremely honored for the opportunity to have been a museum interpretation intern. Thank you, High Museum.”
Oglethorpe University ’19
School and Teacher Services Intern 2019
“My time at the High has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. The School and Teacher Services team I had the pleasure of working with helped me develop an even deeper passion for making art accessible to all members of our community.
I feel so lucky to have spent the summer sharing a love for art education with such amazing people!”
University of Alabama ’18
Interpretation Intern 2019
“My time at the High Museum as an interpretation intern this summer has been a fantastic professional experience. The most eye-opening aspect of the internship for me was how collaborative the different departments are. It requires constant communication and organization to make the High Museum the engaging, accessible space that it is. It was a joy having the opportunity to work in such an amazing space with such a dedicated and passionate team of people.
My internship has allowed me an invaluable glimpse into the museum field, and I’m eager to utilize the lessons I’ve learned moving forward.”
About Internships at the High
During an internship at the High, you’ll gain crucial experience in the field of your interest. We strive to give our interns projects that are meaningful and educational. In addition to contributing to important tasks in your assigned department, each week you’ll participate in a series of professional development workshops across departments and learn how the museum ticks.
Can you see yourself here? Visit our Summer Internships page, watch the video below, and consider applying next year!
If you’re in high school, look into joining the High’s Teen Team — a dynamic group of high school students who work at the High and help create cool public programs for young people. Or, enjoy the fruits of the Team’s labor and come out for a Friday Night Kickback, Teen Night, or another program made just for teens and college students.
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