Thanks to a generous gift from Stev Overstreet, a longtime benefactor of both the Ulrich Museum of Art and Wichita State University, our paid student internship program will be able to continue for the next couple of years. Overstreet recently committed $20,000 to the Ulrich over a two-year period. The Stev Overstreet Ulrich Museum of Art Internship Fund supports three paid student internships. Wichita State University students from all disciplines can apply for the paid positions. The jobs our interns do teach them about many aspects of running a museum. Their tasks include assisting with research for exhibitions, cataloging works of art, learning hands-on collection management, creating and running public programs, and working on publicity materials.
Overstreet, who retired recently, worked for 42 years as a Real Estate Manager for Boeing and then for Spirit AeroSystems. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree, graduating from WSU in 1968 and completing a Master of Science degree immediately following.
Said Executive and Creative Director Vivian Zavataro: “Stev’s latest act of generosity will enable WSU students to gain invaluable work experiences in our Museum while also helping us better serve the public. We are truly grateful to him for this gift.”
Additional support comes from Kouri Assistantship Endowment and WSU Student Government Association. Know a WSU student interested in applying for a paid internship? Direct them to the internship page for info.