Intern Spotlight: Jessica Adams

In this series, we profile our interns. Phillips interns are an integral part of the museum and work that we do in several different departments: curatorial, education, music, communications and marketing, and more. Our incredible interns also help with our Sunday Concerts, Phillips after 5, and other special events. This semester welcomed our first group of paid interns, part of our institutional values and commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Which department are you interning for? I’m interning in the office of The Phillips Collection’s Director, Dorothy Kosinski.

What is your internship project? Donor research and launching an archival database.

What do you do when you’re not at the Phillips? I am currently a full time student at Bowie State University, where I also co-manage the Art Gallery.

What is your favorite space/painting here? I thoroughly enjoyed the composition of the Nordic Impressions exhibition.

If you were to describe the Phillips in one word, what would that word be? Eye-opening

What is a fun fact about you? I can play four different instruments: piano, trombone, tuba and baritone.

Why did you want to intern at a museum? Upon graduation I would like to become a curator, as well as an art collector, and a museum is the perfect place to gain experience for both of them.

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