History majors have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a variety of internship opportunities.
In recent years, a number of our majors have secured paid internships as Lipper Interns for Holocaust education at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Particularly valuable for those pursuing a career in education (though open to all), Lipper Interns teach elementary and secondary school students about the Holocaust through a combination of classroom instruction and tours of the Museum guided by the Intern. Recent students who have worked as Lipper Interns include Kristina Ward ’12, Manjot Khehra ’14, and Jenna Cavuto ’14.
Manjot Khehra ’14 discussed his experiences doing Holocaust education at a meeting of the Adelphi History Society.
Elizabeth Scully ’15 and Catherine DeGroot, ’15 are currently doing internships at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center in Huntington, NY. Working with the museum’s creator, Elizabeth and Catherine are researching early and mid-nineteenth century culinary practices, dietary habits and agricultural and domestic tools for an upcoming exhibition at the Center.
Alexandra Wurglics ’16 secured an internship this past summer at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Nassau County, which preserves the many contributions of the region to aerospace research and development, focusing in particular on presenting this heritage to primary and secondary school students.
Frank Smith ‘12 participated in an internship working on exhibits at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in his senior year, which led to a full-time job after graduation. Frank is now continuing his education in the Public History M.A. program at Western University in Ontario.
Department of History
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