NewseumED is accepting applications from energetic and dedicated middle and high school students to join our in-house focus group. Deadline extended: now Oct. 4
“I’ve loved the chance to make a difference in one of the best museums in Washington, D.C., and I’ve made so many memories and friends along the way. It doesn’t matter if you’re outgoing or if you’re shy, the Student Advisory Team lets anyone have a say and have a lot of fun!” — Kevin Baker
Updated Sept. 27, 2017
Members of the advisory team serve as student ambassadors and advisers for the Newseum, a museum dedicated to promoting and defending the five freedoms of the First Amendment. The Student Advisory Team provides feedback on and contributes to the development of new curriculum, programs, exhibits and our education website, NewseumED.org. For example, last year the Student Advisory Team tested out our new Fighting Fake News class, starred in a video about fake news, gave us feedback on the design of two new classroom posters and brainstormed new programming ideas for our Girl Scout Day, among other activities.
The Student Advisory Team meets monthly October through May at the Newseum. Five of the meetings are on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and three of the meetings are on Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Team members must be able to regularly attend meetings. The first meeting of the year will be Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Students who fulfill the participation requirements will receive a package of tickets to the Newseum. Verification of volunteer hours will also be provided.
Interested students should submit an application, plus a 100-150-word essay describing why they think they would be a good addition to the Student Advisory Team and a letter of reference from a faculty or community member by Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants will be notified of a decision via email by Oct. 6.