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APR 23: Miami Children’s Museum Receives Grant from The Miami Bayside Foundation To Support Youth Internships

APR 23: Miami Children’s Museum Receives Grant from The Miami Bayside Foundation To Support Youth Internships

Miami Children’s Museum has received a prestigious grant from the Miami Bayside Foundation to support its summer internship program. This grant will provide a paid internship for five minority youth from the City of Miami. Interns will be paid for 240 hours of service, over 10 weeks, including training and will receive ongoing assessment and coaching to help them develop specific skills.

Miami Children’s Museum’s dynamic internship program provides interns with real-world experience and the opportunity to work directly with the team and learn about the operations of a world class nonprofit organization. Interns will work alongside our Museum Educators allowing them to build leadership skills and understand how the Museum works from the ground up. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to engage our youngest guests in art, science, health and wellness activities as well as learn about our exhibits, programs, camps and events within the Museum and in the community.

“Thanks to partners like the Miami Bayside Foundation, the Museum is able to provide internships and mentor the next generation of leaders in our community” said Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/Executive Director for Miami Children’s Museum.

“The Miami Bayside Foundation is thrilled to partner with Miami Children’s Museum to help facilitate summer internships for City of Miami youth. With an over 30-year history of operating a Volunteer & Intern Program, the Museum shares in our commitment toward advancing economic development in the City of Miami “said Kathleen Murphy, Executive Director for the Miami Bayside Foundation.

Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. There are 17 interactive galleries as well as many exciting and fun traveling exhibits. Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, the Museum seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.

About the Miami Bayside Foundation

The Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) is a nonprofit organization designed to advance economic development in the City of Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.  MBF seeks to do this through the creation and administration of loan programs for minority businesses,  the creation of programs and educational scholarship for minorities, and by providing technical assistance to minority-owned businesses.