This piece was originally published in our April-June 2023 edition of SF Heritage News. To view the full issue, click here.
In 2022, with the support of the National Trust for Preservation Fund, SF Heritage initiated a paid internship program to engage new audiences and emerging preservation leaders through inclusive programs. Partnering with Bay Area universities, this pilot internship program complements graduate-level curriculum in urban planning, museum studies, and architecture by offering hands-on experience in museum management, innovative programming, and outreach. Our slate of interns this semester are working with collections, graphics, and museum operations. Emma de Graaf attends the museum-studies program at San Francisco State University and is working as an Advancement and Museum Collections intern, assisting with the preparation of grants, proposals, and stewardship reports, as well as supporting the weekly tours of the Haas-Lilienthal House. Savio Pisani is also attending SFSU, pursuing a degree in art history with a museum-studies minor. Savio is researching and organizing materials pertaining to the history of the HaasLilienthal House staff, including census records and primary materials housed in the archival collection. John Cruz is a design major at the University of San Francisco supporting graphic-design needs for our social-media postings, event announcements, and website pages.