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Hill Aerospace Museum Internship Application

The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah is pleased to offer a $1,500 scholarship to students enrolled at a university, college or tech school studying a field related to museum work (Education, History, Sociology, etc.) or aviation. Funds will be paid directly to the student’s academic account as a scholarship.

Selectees will be expected to contribute 200 hours at the Hill Aerospace Museum, to be completed between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, during the Spring (Jan-May), Summer (May-Aug) or Fall (Aug-Dec) semesters. Internships may be extended past a single semester if additional time is needed to complete the required hours. Specific schedules will be determined and approved by museum staff in collaboration with selectees. All work will be done under the direct supervision and guidance of museum staff. College credit may also be available but is subject to approval by the selectee’s educational institution. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year until all scholarships have been awarded.

Opportunities include work in museum curation, museum education, and aircraft restoration.

CURATORIAL INTERN PROGRAM DUTIES

  • Generating, reviewing and organizing records related to the museum collection.
  • Assessing and performing housekeeping activities and ensuring environmental standards are met in all spaces housing historic material.
  • Researching items in the collection and creating restoration plans based on their unique history and conservation needs.
  • Various aspects of exhibit planning, such as researching content, planning physical layout, generating interpretive text, and selecting historic images and graphics.
  • Aiding in photo documentation and physical inventories of the collection.
  • Preparing and packing collection objects for shipment.

EDUCATION INTERN PROGRAM DUTIES

  • Teaching basic STEAM principles and performing demonstrations to students grades K-12.
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lesson plans.
  • Researching Utah Core Standards for Education and developing demonstrations that fit into those standards.
  • Collaborating with educational partners and surrounding communities.
  • Teaching basic 3D printing and CAD design principles to students grades 5-12.
  • Assisting in the development of technology initiatives in the education program, such as 3D printing or VR.
  • Preparing and packing collection objects for shipment.

AIRCRAFT RESTORATION INTERN PROGRAM DUTIES

  • Researching historical aircraft drawings/schematics.
  • Fabricating and/or installing parts/structures using drawings or templates.
  • Performing preventative conservation activities that include both the airframe and power plant components.
  • Utilize equipment/tools required to fabricate or repair aircraft parts/structures.
  • Leading/managing restoration projects through multiple phases from beginning to end.

To apply, fill out and submit the form. Within one week of submission, you should receive an email with instructions for submitting an application package, which includes a cover letter, a résumé, and transcripts.

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