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My Experience as an Education Intern



By Rachael Abram, Education Intern

Hang paintings for the exhibition, New View, in Art Connections? Check.

Help with events such as Teen Night, Talk and Tea, Drop-In Art and Women of Vision? Check.

Create art with a group of students from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind? Check.

Fire hundreds of clay boats in the kiln? Check.

Deliver the clay boats to the dozens of schools in that participated in the VSA Festival? Check.

Craft a bookmark with Mayor John Peyton at the Museum Hop? Check.

Spend the day at St. Pius Catholic School for an art festival? Check.

Write a post for the Cummer Blog? Check.

Reading this list of accomplishments, you might assume that these opportunities were afforded to me over the last several months, or maybe even throughout the past year.

Try again.

I started my internship on May 16th, 2011. That was just a few weeks ago. I have been able to take advantage of all of the opportunities listed above, and more, in this short amount of time. The great variety of tasks and responsibilities delegated to me is absolutely astounding. Each day is filled with exciting new duties that I look forward to completing. I have loved every moment of my time here, and I would definitely recommend the Education Internship to anyone considering applying for the position in the future. I can only imagine what the rest of the summer has in store for me and my fellow interns!

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