Summer vacations have almost arrived and lots of students who are pursuing graduation and post- graduation have started looking for the summer internships and shot courses at the moment. For history lover it is a unique opportunity this time as 'The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya,' Mumbai's primary museum is offering internship opportunity to the history lovers in the city.
According to the reports, the summer internship was started in 2012 and students can join the internship for two months or more depending upon their college schedules.
Internship aspirants should be creative
Bilwa Kulkarni, the education officer at the museum said, "Over all other factors, we look for enthusiasm and creativity in applicants. Each year, we receive anywhere between 25 and 65 applications. Out of them, we select six to eight interns each summer, depending on our departments' needs".
Guided tours and other activities are organized
Kulkarni said "internship applications start coming in much before the museum opens to students. Even though we start advertising for the openings before summer, we start receiving applications by the end of February itself. We run guided tours and conduct daily activities, such as a miniature painting exhibition, block paintings and old stone tools".
Currently a girl who was interning at the museum said that this is the most unique opportunity she had ever had.
Apart from the guided tours various other activities are also organized by the museum for the students such as generating content for the museum and aiding at the front desk. "One of the treasure hunts created by previous interns is still in use at the museum," said Kulkarni.