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Thu, Dec 26, 2019

Letter from an Exhibitions Intern

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One of our most popular internships at the MAH is the Exhibition Internship. In this role, interns assist in exhibition planning, prototyping, fabrication, daily maintenance, installation, and de-installation. At the end of her term, exhibition intern, Eva Duckler wanted to share a bit about her time working at the MAH. Hear first hand what it's like being one of our Fall Exhibition Interns in Eva's letter below...

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Eva (left) helps stick the Santa Cruz Tattoo'd exhibition title on the wall.

As an Exhibitions Intern, I was given the tools and experiences to grow both professionally and personally.

The MAH team is incredibly supportive and opened up many opportunities for me to explore different aspects of the museum’s inner-workings. During the internship, I got to be an active team member during all stages of the exhibition design and fabrication process (pictured). From early brainstorms to the finishing touches, I was empowered to participate and contribute every step of the way. Working with such a close-knit team on so many hands-on projects was not only deeply educational but also just downright fun! The skills I gained through this internship have given me clarity on my career aspirations and encouraged me to pursue a future in exhibition design.

– Eva Duckler

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