What’s Your Story?

Francine and Kaylie - always smiling on the job.

Francine and Kaylie – always ready for a new challenge.

BE A PART OF KiDiMu’s HISTORY! We are gathering memories and pictures from the last decade of play. Meet our former interns and learn how to become one, too…
Francine Brownell and Kaylie Treskin and Eli Rentz spent a fun-filled busy summer at the Museum. They all discovered KiDiMu’s summer internship program through Bainbridge Youth Services with whom the Museum partners to offer paid on-the-job training opportunities for local students.
Last summer, Francine and Kaylie helped get the word out about all the KiDiMu fun while assisting communication and marketing director. They got to support the website and social media, learned a thing or two about press releases and branding, and even tried their hand as KiDiMu reporters to cover summer camp adventures.

“We were thrilled to have such talented and enthusiastic students join the KiDiMu team for the first time,” said executive director Susie Burdick. “We appreciate the opportunity to support local youth with BYS, and help them work on their goals, and get a step closer to fulfilling their dreams for the future.”

Eli worked alongside KiDiMu’s program coordinator to prepare crafts and activities for summer camps. He also supported the campers and helped them get the most out of their experience, while leading activities and assisting the instructors.

Eli as KiDiMu's ambassador at Bloedel Reserve's Family Day.

Eli as KiDiMu ambassador at Bloedel Reserve’s Family Day.

All three students got a chance to represent the Museum at community events, worked with KiDiMu’s community partners and got a sneak peak behind the scenes of a nonprofit organization.

And what happened after the internship came to an end? Francine in now a freshman at UC Santa Cruz pursuing her passion for economics but she returned to support the Museum’s front desk during the busy holiday season while on her winter break. Kaylie, a senior, and Eli, a junior at Bainbridge High School, both found long-term employment opportunities with KiDiMu. They help out on the weekends or after school with front desk support, birthday parties and some office assignments.

This spring, KiDiMu again joins forces with BYS to recruit new students who are interested in gaining experience in the nonprofit sector and willing to help KiDiMu explorers and their grown-ups learn through play. Stay tuned for Bainbridge Youth Services’s announcement!

Share your own KiDiMu story! Send an email to km@kidimu.org. We hope to hear from you!