The Mind Museum Summer Internship Experience (Part 2)

This summer, we asked our CAMP summer interns to share their experiences on our blog. Here’s Eduardo Peralta’s second post:

On my second day, I started work on the Filipino Scientist slides. I did a mock-up slide of one scientist and explained to my manager my concept of what I would like to do. She was very impressed and happy with my concept of having dynamic slides which included animated backgrounds and text. I explained to them that it would take two days to get a sample to them.

I was provided with information derived from interviews with the scientists and I extracted what was relevant to someone viewing the exhibit. I had to put myself in the shoes of somebody walking around the museum and ensured that what I put in the slides were interesting to a broad audience.

There were fifteen scientists that I had to make slides about. It took me two and a half weeks to make the slides. I constantly updated them on my progress while I was working on these slides.

After completing the slides, I submitted them to my boss for her review. She gave me her feedback on making the slides more aesthetically coherent and achieving greater impact on the viewers. I spent my remaining four days to modify the slides based on her feedback.

Day 17 - 30 April 2014 – My last day! I completed the edits discussed and submitted them to her. She thanked me for them and complimented me on the professional quality of the slides. I felt proud of what I achieved and believed that I had given a meaningful contribution to the Mind Museum. Should I get the chance to return to the museum, I can proudly say that a major portion of the Filipino Scientists exhibit was my work.

That’s it for my internship at the Mind Museum. On the side, I enjoyed the opportunity to visit a number of restaurants at Burgos Circle and think like a food critic.

Eduardo Peralta is a high school student at PAREF Southridge School.

The CAMP summer internship program is designed to provide high school students with professional work experience before attending university. Read more about the program here.