Wanted: Students to Advise NewseumED

Student Advisory Team members

We are looking for opinionated, engaging and informed middle and high school students to participate in the Newseum Student Advisory Team for the 2015-2016 school year. The advisory team’s role is to serve as the Newseum’s student ambassadors and also provide feedback on the development of new programs, exhibits and digital initiatives.

“The Student Advisory Team gives me the opportunity to express myself and get a behind-the-scenes experience of the Newseum, while at the same time representing kids my age,” says Kevin Baker, a SAT member from Maryland for five years.

“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

Team members must be able to attend at least three of the four group meetings at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and volunteer at one of three special events. Students who participate and fulfill the requirements will be given a package of tickets to the Newseum.  Verification of volunteer hours will be provided.

Group meetings are Sunday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following days: Sept. 27, Nov. 8, Jan. 31 and April 10. The first special event is Teacher Open House on Oct. 3, 2015; dates for the two other special events have not been set.

Interested students should submit an application, plus a 250 word essay describing why you would like to be a part of the team and a letter of reference from a faculty or community member by Sept. 14, 2015.

Applicants will be notified via email by Sept. 27, 2015.

Completed applications can be emailed, mailed or faxed:

    •  Email:             educationprograms@newseum.org
    •  Mail:                Newseum Education, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
    •  Fax:                 202/292-6665

Teachers, please pass this great opportunity on to your students:

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