Alaska State Museum

Log Number: MP-00-07-0015-07

The Museum Services Office of the Alaska State Museums will partner with the statewide professional association, Museums Alaska, to initiate an internship program for small museums and Native-run cultural centers. Eighteen interns will be recruited nationwide to provide assistance to 20 host institutions, many of which are in isolated locations throughout the state. Two retired museum directors will be hired to serve as professional mentors to provide technical assistance with project-specific activities during 10-week summer internships at each museum. The project will benefit the professional development of both the interns and the host institutions by merging the theoretical knowledge of recent graduates with the practical experience of professional mentors within the day-to-day operations of small museums.