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June 22, 2023

Meet the Applebaum Interns Making Their Mark at UMMA This Summer

UMMA is thrilled to welcome two new interns this summer, who will help bring several important projects to life for the Museum over the next few months. Read more about them below, and keep an eye on future opportunities to join our team.


The UMMA Applebaum Internship is an exclusive initiative of Applebaum Fellows and Applebaum Family Philanthropy, providing internship opportunities across southeast Michigan for young people to inspire entrepreneurship, independence, and leadership. In 2023 UMMA will host two UMMA Applebaum Interns, who will join a community of Applebaum Fellows across southeast Michigan — motivated individuals embodying an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to reach a great personal and community potential.


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Katherine Hattersley, UMMA Applebaum Intern
Marketing & Public Relations Office, Branding and Website Development

Katherine Hattersley is a rising Junior at the University of Michigan currently studying English and User Experience Design. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is interested in marketing and branding. On campus, Katherine is a PR Social Media Chair for U-M’s chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management, a member of MProduct, a graphic designer for U-M’s Girl Up chapter, and a member of the Michigan Taekwondo Club. In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading, watching movies with her roommate, and spending time with friends. Katherine’s favorite exhibit at the UMMA is Around the World in Blue and White for its beautiful pottery and cross-cultural history.

Katherine is joining the UMMA team as an UMMA Applebaum Intern for the Marketing Department where she will be working on an ongoing project to update UMMA’s branding and redevelop the Museum’s website.


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Sarah Wielenga, UMMA Applebaum Intern
Development Office, Donors and Development

Sarah Wielegna is a rising Senior at Wayne State University studying History with a minor in Public Relations. She is originally from Jackson, Michigan, and is very interested in non-profit management, specifically in museums. Sarah is passionate about learning how to work with sponsors and donors this summer, and hopes to apply her experience with research and writing to her internship. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, being outside, and spending time with her family. Sarah’s favorite exhibit at the UMMA is the Andrea Carlson Future Cache for its unique combination of text, artifacts, and audio.

Sarah is joining the UMMA team as an UMMA Applebaum Intern for the Development Office where she will be working on various UMMA donor and development projects.



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