Hawken House offers interships

Kelly Woodyard
Staff Writer

The Hawken House and Webster Groves Historical Society is offering internships through the Experiential Learning Center.  Photo by Lydia Urice

Through the Experimental Learning Department, the Chelsea Center offers internship opportunities for students. This year it is partnering with the Hawken House Museum and offering internships where students will do an assortment of tasks.

Through these tasks, interns are able to possibly explore a career path they are interested in. Currently the Hawken House Museum is in the process of digitizing all of the historical records for the Hawken House and Historical Society. With this process, the museum needs interns to create digital records from original sources and also to edit and correct the entries once they are digitized.

Kerry Arens and Dana Miller, who both work in the Chelsea Center and oversee the Experiential Learning department, contacted museum manager Ginger Fletcher Kruger.

Krueger has a ABD for her Masters of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies. She also has her undergrad in secondary education social studies and art history and archaeology.

Interns will work with Krueger during their internship. The Chelsea Center was able to get in touch with Kruger when she subbed for John Petter earlier.

“Ms. Kruger was super excited about organizing internship opportunities between the Chelsea Center and the Hawken House,” Dr. Arens said. “It was difficult to not share her excitement.”

Kruger’s interest in organizing these internship opportunities stemmed from when “a previous student gained a lot from his internship and was able to build on his speaking, interactive and experience skills,” Dr. Arens said. “We currently have three students interested in pursuing these opportunities: one in horticulture who has already secured the internship, a freshman interested in the education aspect of the internship possibilities and one who is interested in the architecture aspect.”

To learn more about what each job entails, students may visit https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/23290. If interested in this internship opportunity, students should email Dr. Arens at arens.kerry@wgcloud.org or Miller at miller.dana@wgcloud.org in the Chelsea Center.


Kelly Woodyard – Staff Writer

This will be Kelly Woodyard’s first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her senior year.


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