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GEM High School Internship Program at the Idaho State Museum

The Guide, Engage, Mobilize (GEM) High School Internship Program brings together passionate, curious, and innovative teens to make a difference in your community and get a behind the scenes look at the Idaho State Museum. You will network with professionals including archivists, curators, and designers as you advance important skills that will prepare you for college and career. Dive deeper into exciting topics and develop key skills through exhibit design, facilitation of family and youth programs, and event coordination. As a member of the Museum team, you will meet teens from across the Treasure Valley and work together to create exciting and educational experiences for visitors of all ages.

  • Explore the Museum’s content through research about the stories of Idaho and the impacts of this history on the past, present, and future.
  • Work alongside Museum Professionals and hear from guest speakers who share the stories of Idaho
  • Develop a poster exhibit and design educational programming for visitors to the Museum.

Program Dates: January 11th-July 23, 2022

Required Bi-weekly Meetings: Tuesdays starting January 11, 2022 from 4 pm-7 pm (Snacks provided, up to 3 excused absences throughout the year)

Required Volunteer Shifts: Complete volunteer hours on the second Saturday of each month and select weekdays during spring break and summer break camps. Saturday shifts will also be used as time to complete projects.

  • Bi-weekly Meetings – Meet as a team with the other interns to hang out, eat, train, research, and work on projects.
  • Second Saturdays – Work on projects and spend time interacting with children and their families to complete hands-on activities together from 12pm-3pm on the Second Saturday of each month.
  • Spring Break and Summer Break Camps – Play and learn with the campers helping to monitor students during activities and lunch breaks.
  • Guest Speakers – Network with Museum Professionals, Historians, and Idahoans who have made history!
  • Exhibit Development – Curate, develop, and design a poster exhibition. 2022’s theme will be environmental topics in Idaho.
  • Event Coordination – Help plan the exhibit opening reception and a teen takeover event made by teens for teens. 

Applications are closed for 2022.

Please fill out our Teen Programs interest form to hear more about upcoming programs and events.



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