Meet our fall interns! Application are now open for spring 2022 paid internships.
“My name is Emily Meyers (she/her). I moved to Virginia one year ago from New York to complete my Master’s at George Mason University. I am a European History Major with a focus on Digital History. For this Digital Experience internship, I brought what I learned in the classroom to The Phillips Collection as I helped with Digital Accessibility. My work started with adjusting captions for my fellow Deaf Community. Then I branched out to readability of the site so that it was not too hard to read. Finally, I did some HTML coding to better design the website. I wanted to bring a different perspective to the table and learn how to meld the digital and physical spaces of museums. I want to work in museums and give people the best experience possible, whether that is in a digital or physical space!”
“My name is Gabrielle Walker and I’m a junior studying Art History and Spanish at George Mason University. I was drawn to this museum’s internship program because of the close mentorship component, creative agency over projects, and immersion into the museum’s workspaces. During my time at The Phillips Collection, I worked with the Community Engagement department. I assisted with the community events, creative planning, and prep of the department’s Wellness Kits. These kits provide interesting art activities with the Phillips@THEARC community and are often accompanied by workshops. For my individual project, I planned the Wellness Kit and workshop for December where participants create their own quilt designs inspired by Gee’s Bend quilts. During my internship, I have been able to engage with community members and coworkers to learn the implications of art expression and art history in outreach.”