Mon stage international aux USA : rencontre avec Anaïs Goumy

Pour son stage international, Anaïs Goumy, étudiante en 3ème année à l'ISCOM Paris, a choisi de rejoindre Washington et l'US Navy. Découvrez (en anglais) son retour d'expérience...

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My internship?

The best part of my internship is that I have a free access to the Congress Library of Washington near the White House and in the Capitol. I do an internship for the U.S. government so I have an ID for this private library and it's magic. The first book I read in this library was The Supercarriers by Andrew Fultum. And I even had the chance to meet him at the Navy Yard in the museum during a conference about his book and he explained us his experience in the Navy and what about the most powerful ship in the Navy; the USS J.F Kennedy.

This internship allows me to meet a lot of important people from the government, the Navy and the Army and I'm pleased to be part of it.


Work in the Navy YardI also have the chance to go every day from 0900 to 0300 in the Navy Yard where my internship is placed. The museum of the U.S. Navy opened in 1963 in the Navy Yard.
Exhibits offer a look at the traditions and contributions of the Navy throughout American History. Housing a collection that dates back to the early 1800s, the Naval Museum is the oldest of its kind and the only museum that focuses on the United States Navy from inception to present day. I feel really lucky to work in the Navy Yard, there are soldiers all around here, and they come to the museum for conference, events. Also some members from the government and the White House come here for interview for important dates such as the Memorial Day in May.
The Washington Navy Yard is full of military history. But it's also a way to show us, citizens, that there is a whole other world, in the sea, beyond what we can see everyday in our neighborhoods.

My main mission? Create an app for the U.S. Navy

I had the perfect mission to help the Navy to create an app that covers all the Navy Yard. At the beginning Edward was septic to spend all this money for an app so he asked me if it was relevant or not. And after some researches about Museum and mobile technology on the Internet I think that this was a great idea. Today apps and smartphones probably come to mind first as the iconic, ground-breaking mobile platforms poised to transform the museum experience for all of us. An app can be extremely useful to increasing our traffic and attract people. Also, museums still have this image that it's "boring" but an app can express the idea that this museum is up-to-date, trendy and attempting to provide the very best for its customers. Apps give information about exhibitions and they are like a "souvenir" of the museums.

 

About The Museum of the United States Navy

The museum opened in 1963. Exhibits offer a look at the traditions and contributions of the Navy throughout American History. Housing a collection that dates back to the early 1800s, the Naval Museum is the oldest of its kind and the only museum that focuses on the United States Navy from inception to present day.



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