Each summer the Pratt Museum offers paid high school internships for local area students. This internship exposes local youth to the many facets of natural history, cultural heritage, and interpretive work through community based programming. Interns receive training in public interpretation and assistance in pursuing their interests in the sciences, art, and history.
The Pratt Museum has an ongoing interest in providing internship experience to college students. While we do not currently have any paid college intern positions open at this time, the Pratt is always willing to work with interested students to develop projects. Savanna Bradley, Collections Manager, is always willing to help College and Graduate students build museum collections skills through hands-on activities and projects. Education Director Chessie Sharp is also willing to help expand your museum education through program development or volunteer hours!
Gale Parsons Memorial Scholarship
The Gale Parsons Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Gale’s friends and family as a way to honor her memory and continue her legacy. Gale was dedicated to nature, cultural understanding, and arts education. Gale played a major role in shaping the Pratt Museum’s exhibits and educational programs. She worked to strengthen the Museum’s relationships with Native villages and tribes. She also helped establish Tamamta Katurlluta, the biennial Gathering of Native Tradition.
Eligibility Requirements & Award Amount
An annual Scholarship of $500 will be awarded each year, in the summer, to a deserving Alaska Native student in the Kachemak Bay region who wishes to pursue formal education in cultural studies or archaeology. Area High School and College students are encouraged to apply. Payment will be made upon receipt of the final student essay. To apply for the 2016 Scholarship, fill out the 2016 Gale Parsons Memorial Scholarship Packet, and send it and any additional materials to Savanna Bradley, Collections Manager.