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Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program

Intern and Supervisor Comments


Angela Williams, an American Studies major from the College of William and Mary, interned with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Charleston, SC: "I worked on writing an article [about a Rosenwald school], planning a conference, compiling and maintaining a contact database, and attended staff meetings…. I have visited and worked with various preservation and museum professionals."

Diversity Intern at Independence National Historical Park
Courtesy Independence National Historical Park, NPS.

Anitra Terrell, from Wright State University's business administration program, conducted research on the Underground Railroad for the Independence National Historical Park, National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA: "I enjoyed meeting other students who share my interest and passion in history and cultural preservation. I also felt a sense of pride and motivation from meeting the presenters from the Smithsonian [at the Career Workshop]."

Candace Haworth, an anthropology student at Kansas State University, worked on the archives and digitalization project at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI: "My internship in Detroit offered an insider's view of how a museum operates while allowing me to be hands-on with valued African-American artifacts."

Diversity Intern at National Trust for Historic Preservation
Courtesy David Field, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Sean Patrick Bruna, a student of Social-Cultural Anthoplogy at the University of Chicago, interned with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC: "The Career Workshop was the first time I had the opportunity to hear professional presentations from other diverse students-presentations and perspectives that need to be heard in years to come."

Krishnia Aurora Rainey, a student of history and architecture from the University of Maryland, assisted with the management of the archival collections of Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service, Washington, DC: "I learned about the role of historic preservationists and how they store, collect, and manage archival collections."



Diversity Intern at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Caroline Ogasawara organized, catalogued, and cared for atifacts in the museum collection. Courtesy Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Cari Kreshak, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Lassen Volcanic National Park, National Park Service: "The park staff thoroughly enjoyed having Caroline [Ogasawara] at the park-she has a great attitude and is very personable. The work that Caroline did for the park is invaluable…. Caroline was instrumental in helping [provide] a better preservation environment for irreplaceable objects and documents."

Sheila Richmond, Heritage Education Program Manager, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: "Shine [Hyun Hee Park] proved to be an enthusiastic learner, a hard worker, and a model employee….Shine studied material, spoke with experts, and developed ideas for transferring the lessons for use in her home in Korea. Her PowerPoint presentation delivered to the Natchitoches community about her summer work, was very well received….She interacted well with everyone at the office and will be missed."

Michel Lefevre, Chief of Preservation Planning and Education Outreach, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: "Although Sarah Rettger had little or no background in Historic preservation, she has quickly assimilated the principles of historic preservation…. Sarah takes on all tasks enthusiastically…. I believe Sarah understands that working in government presents great opportunities for creativity and the ability to have a statewide impact."

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