Minnetrista is a museum and cultural center that opened to the public in 1988. Minnetrista offers exhibits and programs that focus on nature, history, gardens, and art. The 40-acre campus includes beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and much more.
Being an intern at Minnetrista can be the first step in the development of your career. Internships offer you the chance to integrate classroom theory with career-related work experience. Interns have made strong contributions to the success and growth of Minnetrista. We are proud to offer diverse learning opportunities to the students of East Central Indiana and beyond. We look forward to working with you! Contact us for more information.
My time spent at Minnetrista as the Sales and Events intern provided me with a unique and rewarding experience. I was given the opportunity to develop my skills as an event coordinator; I was allowed to expand my knowledge by engaging in preparation practices, communicating with clients and completing paperwork pertinent to any event.
A substantial project I completed included preparation for a wedding ceremony and reception. I was given the chance to be in constant communication with client, complete all necessary paperwork of the event and help with all other preparation tasks. A valuable aspect of this internship was that I was able to see the full coordination process of an event from the client’s initial contact to the actual execution to the event.
A feature of this role I treasured most was learning about Minnetrista’s mission and impact on the community. As a result, my appreciation for Minnetrista’s role in Muncie has dramatically increased. I am grateful I was given the opportunity to learn about sales and events, Minnetrista and myself through my experiences here. I hope to apply the knowledge and experience I gained at Minnetrista to many of my future endeavors. —Alexis Kiesel
My experience as the Social Media and Digital Marketing intern allowed me to apply my classroom knowledge to a real professional setting. I was able to simultaneously develop my skills as a strategic and visual communicator and learn new skills that I would not have learned otherwise.
My major project for the semester was a strategic plan to restructure our Pinterest account. After two months of research, one month of planning and one month of implementation, we have already seen major growth in our community reach and engagement.
I also enjoyed starting the #MyMinnetrista campaign that is now featured on all of our social media platforms. #MyMinnetrista highlights the stories of visitors, members and staff and their unique experiences at Minnetrista. Overall, my time at here was rewarding, insightful and enjoyable. I am excited to apply what I learned at Minnetrista to my future professional endeavors. —Courtney Thomas