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Internship Spotlight: Bizz Fretty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bizz Fretty '20 is applying what she's learned as an art & art history major, medieval & early modern studies double major to her internship at the Met in New York City.

Bizz Fretty '20 is applying what she's learned as an art & art history and medieval & early modern studies double major to her internship at the Met in New York City.

Majors:

Art & art history, medieval & early modern studies.

Internship title and location:

Education intern, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

How I got this internship:

I knew they had a summer internship program and I applied online.

What I do, day to day:

I spend Monday and Friday at the Fifth Avenue location giving tours, researching and working in visitor experience. Tuesday through Wednesday, I work at the Cloisters, where I provide summer camp tours and do research for the education department.

Other internships:

I interned at the Rosen House in 2015-16. I interned at Stepping Stones Children Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut the summer of 2017 under the education department. Last summer, I was the summer community studio intern at the Wadsworth Atheneum in the education department.

Most valuable part of this experience:

The networking is amazing, and the weekly Friday workshops are extremely helpful. All of my mentors are eager to support me, and I have great projects to work on.

Advice for students considering internships:

Apply to anything you are interested in, even if it’s not something directly related to your studies. The best people I work with come from all different backgrounds.

How this internship has helped me:

The research skills have been great as well as the collaboration with other interns.

Post-Dickinson plans:

I plan to work in museum education at one of the major museums in the country.

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Published July 31, 2019