Internship Spotlight: Hailey Belote, Senior History Major, Longwood University

The Moton Museum is excited to welcome Hailey Belote as our Education & Outreach Intern for the spring of 2022. Hailey is a Senior at Longwood University. Hailey has a deep interest in museums, education, and public history. She is excited to learn more about the work of the Moton Museum and is excited about what the opportunities gained this semester will mean for her future. We are so excited to have Hailey working with us this fall. Welcome, Hailey!

Where do you attend school, what is your major?

I am a History major with a concentration in Public History at Longwood University.

How did you first come to learn about the Moton Story?

I first came to learn the Moton story during my first week at Longwood through a visit to the museum with the Cormier Honors College.

What inspired you to apply for our Moton Internship Program?

I was inspired to apply for the Moton internship due to a longstanding love of museums that I hope to turn into a career as an exhibit designer.

What are your future career goals and how will work with Moton impact that works?

I hope to learn how museums work and gain skills that will aid me in my future career through my internship.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote comes from Avatar: The Last Airbender, “History is not always kind to its subjects”- Uncle Iroh.

Who is someone you really admire and why?

A person I really admire is Henrietta Leavitt. She was a female astronomer at Harvard who worked alongside a group of women who were referred to as computers. Leavitt later went on to discover how to measure a star’s distance from Earth which was used by Hubble in his research

What has been your favorite college course and why?

My favorite course from college so far has been one that I am currently enrolled in. It is a history seminar that analyzes the first and second World Wars from a perspective focused on gender and sexuality.


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