Eiteljorg Insider | Paving the Way for Success

Eiteljorg Insider | Paving the Way for Success

By: Rachel Drake, marketing and communications intern

As my internship at the Eiteljorg Museum draws to a close, it’s hard to believe that four months went by so quickly. I have had the opportunity to help promote and market all sorts of events and exhibitions such as Quest for the West® in September, Dia de los Muertos in October, the reinstallation of the Western Art Galleries in November and Jingle Rails in December. With new things seeming to happen every day, it was hard to find a dull moment at work. Needless to say, I had the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience in a short amount of time.

Having a passion for the arts and past experience in marketing, I was excited to see that the Eiteljorg had an opening for a marketing and communications intern. When I applied, I was fresh out of college and looking for opportunities to grow my skills and portfolio. The Eiteljorg seemed like the perfect place to test my skills while also being able to promote my passions of art and history. Even though I was “the intern,” it never quite felt like that. I was given my fair share of work and responsibilities as well as the freedom to learn and pursue the skills I wanted to develop.

Being the fall intern, I am closing this chapter of my life during the holiday season. While I’m excited to be spending more time with my family this time of year, I will still miss all the lovely people I had the privilege of working beside. I know for a fact that this internship has better prepared me for the large workforce that looms before me. Now, as I take my next steps into adulthood, I can walk with more confidence than I did before knowing the Eiteljorg has my back.