Don Quixote, Bullfights, and Spanish Treats: the Spring 2015 Internship Program

The February-May 2015 Internship Program has just wrapped up. Below are a few highlights from the program.

School System:

Prince George’s County, Maryland (Career Academy Program)


Parkdale High School (Global Studies Intern Program in the World Language Department)


Demi Pedley (graduating senior, Spanish studies)


Generally, the Career Academy asks high school departments to identify students who would like to intern with a business to get experiences related to their interests and career goals. The National Museum of Language was asked to participate this year due to interest from several students in the Global Studies Foreign Language program. The Museum’s Program Committee Chair, Pat Barr-Harrison, Ph.D., organized the program and worked with Demi to develop her knowledge of and passion for Spanish culture.

intern lunch

During the course of the internship, Demi had the opportunity to create an interactive presentation about Madrid and Barcelona. The final result included a PowerPoint with fascinating information on festivals, cuisine, bullfights, Don Quixote, and more. There was a Q and A session at the end, as well as a Gallery Walk with Spanish artifacts to browse.

The Museum extends a warm “thank you” to everyone who helped make the event a success!