CBMM welcomes five summer interns to staff

Each summer, a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for 10-week internship opportunities, offering a unique learning experience with a concentration in the student’s area of interest. This year’s summer interns are, from left, Zoe Robertson and Kira Lyle, curatorial; Anastacia Maurer, advancement; Allison Henline, education; and Sydney Hergan, communications.

ST. MICHAELS — The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently welcomed five summer interns — Allison Henline of Youngstown, Ohio; Sydney Hergan of Bel Air; Kira Lyle of Columbia, S.C.; Anastacia Maurer of Rochester, Mich.; and Zoe Robertson of Crisfield.

Henline is serving as an education intern, Hergan as a communications intern, Maurer as an advancement intern, and Lyle and Robertson as curatorial interns.

The museum’s internship program provides a 10-week learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to engage, observe and receive guidance by professionals with similar career interests.

“Our internships provide exposure to the inner workings of a museum,” CBMM President Kristen Greenaway said. “The program combines hands-on experiences, workshops, projects and an overview of the field, as well as concentration in the student’s area of interest. And a feature I believe to be very important is that our interns are paid, and we provide free housing.”

Henline is a graduate student at Youngstown State University, majoring in history and applied history, with a focus on museum education and outreach. She holds bachelor’s degrees in integrated social studies education and history, with an Ohio state teaching license and a provisional educator license in the United Kingdom. She is assisting the education department with managing summer camps and programs, as well as evaluating various educational programs and activities.

Hergan is a sophomore at Susquehanna University majoring in international business and economics with an emphasis in global financial markets. She is assisting the communications department with social media management and content creation, and supporting the museum’s promotional efforts for events and programming.

Maurer is a graduate student in the Cooperstown Graduate Program at the State University of New York, Oneonta, with a major in museum studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and German language and literature from Oakland University. She is supporting the advancement department’s work in membership and development focusing on grants, database managemen, and member events.

Lyle is a graduate student at University of South Carolina majoring in library and information science and public history, with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Delaware.

Robertson is a recent graduate of Hood College with a bachelor’s degree in art and archaeology, and a minor in art history, with a certification in osteology and paleopathology from the University of Pisa and a certification in Spanish from Colegio Maravillas.

Lyle and Robertson are assisting the curatorial department with acquisitions and collections inventory, as well as increasing accessibility of the collection.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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