Heritage Flight Museum

Heritage Flight Museum

15053 Crosswind Drive
Burlington, WA 98233

Elizabeth Gibbs
Collections & Displays
Email: elizabeth@heritageflight.org
Tel: 360.424.5151, ext. 102

Internship Objective: To offer an opportunity for students to gain real-world skills and experience in collections management, artifact conservation, exhibit development, and public outreach. These experiences will, in turn, help the Museum meet its objectives to increase the quality of exhibits, better manage the collections, and educate the public about local & national military aviation history.

HFM’s Mission: The Heritage Flight Museum (HFM) has been established by the Anders family to help educate the public so that they might understand and appreciate the contribution military aircraft, and the people that flew them, have made to our heritage, national security and freedom.

About the Interning Organization: Founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General William Anders, the Heritage Flight Museum is a non-profit, 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation and flying of historic military aircraft. The Museum settled at Bellingham International in 2001, moved to new location at Skagit Regional Airport, Burlington, WA, and has been developing their displays and their community programs since then. Visitors are welcome to get an up-close look at the collection of memorabilia and artifacts, and a selection of flying World War II, Korean and Vietnam era aircraft.

Desired Qualifications: A declared major in Anthropology, knowledge of Microsoft office software, Adobe Creative Suite or similar graphics software experience, ability to connect with various departments and maintain timely progress on assigned tasks, excellent written and oral communication skills and some experience with museum education and public outreach is helpful. Interns should be friendly, creative self-starters that require little supervision, and have the ability to see a project through from beginning to end.

Description of Intern Responsibilities: HFM is flexible and strives to meet interns’ own personal objectives/interests while producing a meaningful product for the Museum. Duties may include the following: upkeep of catalog database, exhibit development (including writing, layout, production, installation), artifact curation and preservation, event planning, public outreach and education (traveling exhibit development/presentation).

Evaluation: Provided to the sponsoring professor by Elizabeth Gibbs.