Interested a history internship but want to know more about what one might look like?
Then you should check out the intern blogs from the University of Central Florida’s Department of History students. This summer, we have five undergraduate and one graduate intern working on projects in the central Florida area. They will be posting about once a week for the rest of the summer!
Were you a history intern or are you working on an internship now? Join the conversation by leaving a comment, below!
Mark Barnes is studying digital tools and exhibit design as part of the Lone Sailor Memorial Project. He is working on collecting and creating oral histories, a written history, and collection of photographs for the memorial. If you want to learn more about digitization and metadata, this is definitely a great blog to follow!
Dominic Charles is interning as an archivist at the Public History Center in Sanford, Florida. He is getting hands-on experience in digitization and collections organization, while also learning about topics in central Florida history. Great blog for those interested in working in a museum or archive.
Evan Chen is studying collections management at the Public History Center. The tagline on his blog reads: “No, you’re not allowed to touch that, but I am (as long as I’m wearing clean, white, 100% cotton gloves).” His engaging entries are ideal reading if you are seeking a future position working with historic objects in a museum.
Jared Muha is interning with the Florida Historical Quarterly this summer. He is getting the opportunity to assist with the editing and production of a historical journal. Want to contribute to or work at a historical journal? Make sure to catch up with Jared’s posts.
Ambar Payne is working with the Maitland Historical Museum to catalog and inventory objects and documents at the Waterhouse Museum. She is learning about how to properly manage the collection and also picking up tidbits on Maitland’s history. This is a great collections management blog, check it out!
Rachel Williams is interning with Orlando Remembered, and is also collaborating with the Orange County Regional History Center. She is working to digitally preserve three exhibits on the Orlando Public Library, the Post Office, and Regions Bank (aka the Copper Whopper). This is a fun and cutting-edge blog that will interest those engaged in the digital humanities.
Want to know more about internships at UCF’s Department of History? Click here.