Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Interns

Visitor Service Intern and Docent Volunteer

Born and raised in Holladay, Utah. Debbie graduated from Olympus High in 2004 and then went to Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and received an Associate of Science degree. She worked as an intern with the Walt Disney Company in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as a Quick-Service Food and Beverage server in the Magic Kingdom. She is attending Brigham Young University, where she studies Geography, with an emphasis in Travel and Tourism. She will graduate from BYU in December 2009 with a bachelorette degree.

This summer Debbie will be working as the Visitor Service Intern and Docent Volunteer position created by The Capitol Preservation Board Visitor Services Program. Docents are trained to relate, in an exciting and meaningful way, information highlighting the Capitol, its grounds, its restoration and renovation, artwork and artifices, exhibitions and events, as well as the people who serve the citizens of the state of Utah.

The Docent Program Internship for the Visitor Services Program will consist of working developing expertise in leading groups on an interactive exploration of the Capitol. They will receive training in:

-Public speaking and presentation skills from professional communicators
-Legislative processes from current government officials
-Art history, appreciation and collection information from art historians
-Historical perspectives on Utah and the State Capitol taught by historians and architects
-Technology computer skills

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