Designing and Managing a Museum Internship ProgramInstructor: Cristina Garza
May 3, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Interns infuse an organization with new ideas, skills, talent, and perspectives. Sadly, many employers still think of interns as young people tasked with fetching coffee and making photocopies, instead of collaborators who hold valuable expertise.
If you currently manage interns or hope to start an internship program at your organization, this course will help you establish:
- recruiting strategies
- onboarding processes
- professional development opportunities
- management guidelines to effectively run a purposeful internship program
Embrace the opportunity to have your internship program play a role in training the next generation of cultural leaders.
About the Instructor
Cristina Garza serves as Director of Social Impact for the Mission Economic Development Corporation. She curates and leads all STEAM and entrepreneurship initiatives for this EDC, and through this work commits herself to improving the financial mobility of area residents, and fostering progressive and equitable economic development practices.
Among the programs she founded are Web of Women, an initiative to teach technical skills to women professionals, and Career Readiness and Empowerment of Women (CREW), a multidisciplinary internship that trains young high-school women to serve as leaders in STEM and entrepreneurship. She is 2017 Next City Vanguard and named by CityLab Latino one of the Top 20 Young Civic Leaders of 2017.
Before her career in economic development, Cristina worked in several museums in New York City including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rubin of Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and the Brooklyn Museum. She holds a BA in art history from New York University, an MA in art history from Syracuse University where she received the Florence Fellowship. She is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Texas, RGV.