Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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News Releases > June 15, 2010

CBMM Welcomes Summer Interns

This summer, when you come to the Museum or attend the July 31 Chesapeake Folk Festival, chances are you’ll see one of our summer interns busy at work on campus. Our Folklife Intern Maura Roth-Gormley of Harrisburg, PA and Education Intern Jill Ferris of Lockport, NY joined the Museum for summer internships in June.

Maura comes to the Museum after earning her bachelor’s degree in history at Goucher College in Baltimore. She will stay with the Museum through the end of July, with the primary responsibility of working with the Chesapeake Folk Festival. Maura comments working with the staff and the tradition bearers of the Festival are highlights of her Museum work. After her internship, she will join the Goucher Vagabonds – a 4-member alumni group that will travel from Maine to DC promoting Goucher College at alumni and incoming freshman events. After working with the Vagabonds, Maura will pursue a career as a yoga instructor and oral historian in the Baltimore region.

Education Intern Jill Ferris will be with the Museum through August working with the Kids Club and family craft activities on campus. Jill enjoys working with children and interacting with Museum visitors. In the fall, she will return to New York to complete her master’s degree in museum studies in the highly regarded Cooperstown Graduate Program – which is unique partnership between SUNY at Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association. After graduation, Jill will pursue a career in museum education.

For now, both interns are enjoying living in St. Michaels over the summer, gaining valuable experience and contributing to the meaningful work of the Museum.