Congratulations to Virileyma Reyes on being accepted into the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s High School Internship program. After undergoing a rigorous application and interview process, Viri was chosen to be part of a small group of students from LA-area public schools to participate in the program. She is just finishing up her junior year in high school and is so excited to begin her year-long internship in the Fall. She has been coming to HOLA since she started high school and in addition to participating in the ROPE college access programs, Viri is a regular fixture in HOLA’s Visual Arts Department. She isn’t sure yet where she wants to go to college, but she does know that she wants to be an elementary school teacher. She’s particularly excited because not only will this be an incredible experience, but as a paid internship, she will be able to save some money for college.
LACMA’s High School Internship program introduces the students to the museum and its exhibitions and staff. The interns take part in special projects, and work with exhibiting artists. Through training sessions, participants gain knowledge about exhibition and gallery teaching techniques and work on public-speaking skills. At the conclusion of their training, interns lead exhibition tours for younger students and peers.