Hi! My name is Audrey and I am an intern for the Osceola County Historical Society’s Marketing and Development Department this summer. I am graduating from college this December and am so grateful for this opportunity to gain experience in marketing.
Interning with the Osceola County Historical Society has been a great experience! I have had the chance to work in different areas of the Marketing and Development Department, which has provided me with an understanding of the variety of components that make up this department. Some of the projects that I have been able to work on include membership opportunities and social media posting. Not only have I had the chance to learn about the marketing and development aspects of OCHS, but I have also been able to visit the museums that the organization runs, the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum.
One of my favorite parts of this internship thus far has been learning all about the Osceola County Historical Society from Rachel McIntee, the Marketing and Development Director, and Krystal Baize, the Marketing and Development Manager. Both of them have been so welcoming and have taught me a lot about the organization; it is clear to me that they are both passionate about their careers at OCHS. They each play a significant role in the growth and development of this organization, and they have done a great job at teaching me about the many different tasks that they take on every day.
Being that I did not grow up in Florida, I did not have the chance to learn about Osceola County’s history in school—which leads me to another enjoyable part of being with OCHS this summer: learning about the vast history of Osceola County. The Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum each display interesting and interactive history for visitors to engage with. At the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, I have been able to tour replica buildings, including a beautiful 1800s Historic Replica Church (which would make a unique wedding venue!), as well as the original houses of some of Osceola County’s founding families. At the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, I have been able to learn and read about the wildlife that inhabits this county, as well as the history that is the foundation of OCHS.
I am so thankful that I am able to intern with the Osceola County Historical Society because I have already learned so much, and I am excited to continue gaining more marketing experience here this summer! I look forward to being able to use the knowledge I have gained at OCHS when I graduate and begin a career.
For more volunteer or internship information, please visit http://osceolahistory.org/now-hiring/.