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Museum Studies, Research & Collection Management

Neville Public Museum

210 Museum Place Green Bay, WI 54303-2780

"My internship at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County has afforded me many experiences and opportunities. I was able to gain experience first hand necessary for a future career that would not be possible to learn while inside a classroom. …The Neville Public Museum has allowed me a wonderful educational experience that I can take with me and apply in any career, as it has allowed me to experience a profession and the expectations that accompany it. Had I not chosen to intern at the Neville Public Museum I would have lost out on an opportunity to expand my knowledge of the professional world, as well as the chance to build personal relationships with my fellow interns and those who worked at the museum."
 - Krista Wise
"I learned so much in the last few months and gained skills and experience that will help later in my career and life as a whole."
- Casandra Madden. For the last 3 months I have been interning at the Neville Public Museum with Matt Welter in the Education department. May 2007

This internship provides students with experience in collection and archive management for museum exhibits focusing on the history, art and culture of Northeast Wisconsin. Internship duties have included, for example, creating and maintaining collections of museum records and artifacts, conducting research for particular museum exhibits, compiling oral histories, mounting exhibits, working on museum installations and exhibit design, interacting with community, and/or writing public relations materials.

Heritage Hill

2640 S. Webster Ave. Green Bay, WI 54301

"I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with all the people at Heritage Hill and I had a great time while learning a lot. This will definitely help me in the future because now I know what a curator position implies. I will definitely return to visit the park and all the great events it hosts."
- Amanda Mrozinski, summer 2010

Oneida Nation Museum

PO Box 365 Oneida, WI 54155

This internship also provides students with a variety of work experience in the areas of collection and archive management and public relations, involving among other things, inventorying artifacts and records relevant to Native American culture, researching exhibits on this theme serving as museum tour guide, assisting with registrations and public relations materials.

National Railroad Museum

2285 S. Broadway St. Green Bay, WI 54304-4832

Student interns at the National Railroad Museum have gained insight into American history through their work cataloging the museum's timetable collection, researching new railroad history exhibits, revising educational materials, writing newsletter articles, and conducting marketing research for the museum. Working under the supervision of the Museum's curator, interns are able to develop the professional skills of a historian while exploring various careers in the museum field. With an emphasis on research and analysis, interns assist the staff in historical interpretation; curatorial and archival management, which includes authenticating, processing, organizing, and describing historical artifacts and documents; and, creating educational programming.

Outagamie County Historical Society

330 E College Ave Appleton, WI 54911

Student interns at OCHS have served as Historical Assistants, developing history programs for summer camps and guiding historic tours of C. A. Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna, WI.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

75 Maritime Dr. Manitowoc, WI 54220

This internship has given students experience organizing and researching museum exhibits and writing articles for Anchor News, a journal for preservation of Great Lakes maritime history.

Experimental Aircraft Association

3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54903

EAA Aviation Foundation Museum Student interns at the EAA have assisted in collection development and organization of the EAA's aviation archives, Boeing Aeronautical Library, and Max Conrad collection.

Area Research Center, Cofrin Library

Cofrin Library UWGB campus

This internship introduces students to the resources in the Area Research Center, the official repository for the Wisconsin Historical Society’s manuscripts and public county records collections of northeast Wisconsin. Students in this internship will work on projects related to archival research on a variety of topics.