Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes summer interns

. July 18, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently added five summer interns to its team: Michael Barone of Buffalo, N.Y.; Kathleen DeMeritte of Silver Spring, Md.; Kelsey Neuenswander of San Diego, Ca.; Erin Russell of St. Louis, Mi.; and Alexa Wichowsky of West Winfield, N.Y. Barone and DeMeritte are working in the curatorial department, Russell in education, Wichowsky in development, and Neuenswander in communications, marketing, and event planning for the St. Michaels, Md. nonprofit.

“CBMM’s primary focus is education,” commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Not only with our 80,000 guests and program participants each year, but also through our apprentice and intern programs.”

Barone is currently enrolled in the Cooperstown Graduate Program focusing on museum studies. He will help with the management of acquisitions and collections inventory for CBMM, with a focus on cataloging the Trumpy Yacht Archives.

DeMeritte is reconnecting with the Chesapeake Bay after many years of being a Sea Scout. Currently studying history with an emphasis on museum studies at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, she will help with the rehousing of collections and research requests.

Neuenswander is an undergraduate at University of California, Davis studying communications and psychology. She is assisting in CBMM’s communication efforts, with a focus on social media, and is also helping with the planning and execution of special events.

Russell, a museum studies student in the Cooperstown Graduate Program, will assist with CBMM’s educational and outreach programs, to create interactive, early-education activities for families with young children.

Wichowsky, also enrolled in the Cooperstown Graduate Program, is working as CBMM’s development intern. She is concentrating her internship on researching funding opportunities and outreach initiatives for CBMM.

Over 10 weeks, the interns will have numerous opportunities to observe and engage in field-related projects and behind-the-scenes operations, led by CBMM’s professional staff.

For more information about internships and employment with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, please visit the “About Us” tab at or call 410-745-2916.

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