College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

Internship Objective:

To promote public knowledge of the history of communication and innovation through the development of our galleries, while gaining practical skill-based

SMEI’s Mission:

The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention preserves and interprets an important scientific and cultural legacy; the historic exploration of electricity and the development of radio into its Golden Age, through science education, the development of our galleries and by our low power radio station, KMRE-LP 102.3 FM.

About the Interning Organization:

The vision for the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention is to stand alone as a one-of-a-kind museum for North America, a museum that weaves together the scientific exploration of electricity, beginning in 1600, and the development of broadcast radio into its Golden Age. SMEI can accommodate two or three interns per quarter (including summer if offered through the Department of Anthropology)

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 is helpful.

Description of Intern Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include working with staff on producing quarterly newsletters, attending weekly staff meetings, and working with the publicity committee to raise public awareness about the organization through print, broadcast and internet media.


Tana Granack

Volunteer Coordinator
1312 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA 98225