Special Education and Access Intern The Special Education and Access Internship is designed to give the intern an understanding of how the museum welcomes visitors with disabilities through programs and resources. The intern’s primary research project will be to assist in the creation of audio and tactile guides for people who are blind or have low-vision. (To find out more about tactile guides similar to those that the museum will be creating, please visit the Intrepid Tactile Guide Video.) Through this project, the intern will have an opportunity to meet with other museum professionals who are developing similar materials, as well as present their findings to colleagues at the completion of the internship.
Projects will also include:
Researching resources that other museums offer for people who are blind or have low-vision
Meeting with museum professionals who have created resources to improve visitor experience for patrons with low-vision
Collecting content for the audio and tactile guides
Helping with general access programs and outreach
Qualifications The Special Education and Access Intern must have excellent communication skills, an interest in community or access programs in the arts, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel. The ideal candidate is highly-organized and self-motivated to successfully research and present large amounts of information.