Friday, July 9, 2010
And now a word from High School Apprentice Rebecca
The HSAPS started full-time work this week. The Communications Department's first special guest was Rebecca, whose final assignment was this blog.
Being the first 2010 High School Apprentice (HSAP) to blog, I thought it might help if everyone knew a little more about what the job entails. As Abby mentioned in her blog about our graduation, we took bi-weekly classes from February until June, where we became better acquainted with the Museum, Jewish heritage, and our own heritage.
Now we are working full time at the Museum, however this is not any normal internship. This internship gives us the opportunity to go far beyond that. This summer we will be working in six of the Museum’s ten departments. This first week I worked in the communications department. Just to give you an idea of what HSAPs could do in one week: I converted a Word file into an easy to read Excel chart, wrote press releases about four of my fellow HSAPs, researched outreach for an upcoming project, filed media kits, and now I am blogging.
Hannah Senesh, a strong woman who fought for her people, will be the subject of an exhibition in October. The Museum will honor Hannah by showing what she did to help other people. She was my inspiration for the week. The fourth floor of the Museum, where the staff offices are, has become my community for this summer. I will work with most people here and my main goal is to help them to achieve their goals. In communications I spent a lot of time researching places to advertise this exhibit and other public programs at the Museum. The goal of the Hannah Senesh exhibition is to get as many people as we can to see the exhibit and to really be inspired by Hannah and her acts of bravery. The inspiration can come in unexpected ways, such as it has with me this week, where I am using my ideas and research skills to help the others around me.
Photo of Rebecca and her proud parents at graduation 6/23/10. Photo by Melanie Einzig.