Interns spend approximately 50% of their
time assisting museum staff in general museum responsibilities. This includes
greeting visitors, leading the monthly bird monitoring walk,
helping with school groups, running the gift shop, answering bird-related questions, cleaning,
and trail maintenance.
Interns write one newsletter article
about their experience or a topic of their choice.
Each intern spends their remaining
time on a project relating to their field(s) of interest within the
museum's indoor/outdoor context. Let your interests and academic requirements inspire you;
we are happy to discuss your ideas.
Interns should be able to commit 8-20 hours per week.
- Create temporary or travelling museum exhibit(s) (bird- or carving-related)
- Create an educational trail brochure (writing, design, and printing)
- Design and implement a field research project
- Produce educational bulletin boards
- Build, expand and maintain educational bird or butterfly gardens
- Develop new trails and signage
- Create a field guide specifically for our land
- Plan, invite, and host an educational program for kids or adults
- GIS projects
- Build custom-designed bird houses or bird feeders, train others to build, and/or publish the plans
Resources for Interns
Staff members are available to assist in all aspects of your project. We have an onsite resource library and workshop. We are an Important Bird Area, and and can handle short- and long-term research projects on our 100-acres. We share some goals and resources with the near-by Audubon Center.
You might enjoy browsing some posts by and about our interns in our blog.
If interested, please contact:
Erin Talmage, Executive Director
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462