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New High School Interns Join the Museum this Summer

July 7, 2017


Anchors Aweigh for new class of High School Interns


Newburyport, MA- On June 27th, 2017 the Custom House Maritime Museum welcomed a new class of high-school interns and their families to a meet and greet to kick off the summer 2017 internship season. The interns hail from eight high schools across Massachusetts and represent grades 10-12.

Anchors Aweigh for CHMM High School Internship ProgramCustom House Maritime Museum High School Interns attending the Meet and Greet reception: Front Row (from L to R): Brayden Toth, Abigail Wing, Jarid Masiel, Han Lambert. Back Row: Jeremiah Mackin-Alonzi, Lilly Page, Internship Supervisor Bryanne McArdle, Cole Olson, Soumil Dhayagude.

This year’s high school intern class includes Lilly Page and Han Lambert of Newburyport High School, Abigail Wing and Myron Lacey of Triton High School, Jarid Masiel of Malden Catholic High School, Jeremiah Mackin-Alonzi of the Governor’s Academy, Thomas Lara of St. John’s Prep, Cole Olson of Amesbury High School, Soumil Dhayagude of North Andover High School, and Brayden Toth of New England Academy.

“The Custom House Maritime Museum High-School Internship Program provides high-school students with the unique opportunity to participate in a college-level internship,” said Internship Supervisor Bryanne McArdle.  Interns build presentation skills while learning to conduct tours as museum docents, develop a deep understanding of the museum's exhibits, artifacts, and historical storylines while acquiring professional skills such as assembling a portfolio of their work. They also assist college and graduate interns with museum projects, exposing them to the rigor of undergraduate and graduate work, and interact with museum visitors from across the country and around the world.

The Custom House Maritime Museum is managed by the Newburyport Maritime Society, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1968 to preserve, protect, interpret and celebrate our maritime heritage and its role in American history. The historic Federal Custom House in the heart of downtown Newburyport was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Treasury Building. Built in 1835 to serve the growing overseas trade and collect taxes on imported goods coming into the waterfront, today this historic structure linking Newburyport to the individuals, issues, and events of the start of the country, is home to its richly storied maritime legacy.

For information concerning the museum's High School Internship program, please contact Internship Supervisor Bryanne McArdle at

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