This past semester, I interned at CSU’s Public Lands History Center and had the opportunity to learn more about environmental history and public history. As an intern, I wrote two blog posts for the PLHC’s website, one on the history of water management in Las Vegas and another on how popular literature about the outdoors […]
My name is Lauren Hennessey, and I am a third-year student at CSU majoring in history. I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the Public Lands History Center in Spring 2022 and work alongside the Center’s program manager, Ariel Schnee, Director, Dr. Jared Orsi, and a team of graduate students. This was my first […]
I assisted Dr. Ann Little with her research during the Spring semester of 2021. The internship was focused on publications and magazines in the AAS Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1 archive from the CSU Library regarding the emergence of the empire-waisted dress (Image 1) in women’s fashion, why it appeared in the late 18th century […]
History can be used to determine the worth of a park, a house, or a story told by someone and all that information that is derived from historical research can then in turn change the outcome of the future.
My favorite part of this experience was gaining a new understanding of how history plays a role in the legislative process.
During this internship I had the opportunity to see the day to day operation of a research based organization, assist in organizing a Brown Bag lunch, help advertise the American West Program, and write a blog post for the PLHC’s website. When I first started I was nervous that I would be out of place at the PLHC, but ultimately I managed to fit in there.
Throughout my time both volunteering and interning with the CSU150 project, I have found myself learning new and interesting History, gaining new skills, and improving my ability to convey information to others in a positive and enjoyable manner.
At the PLHC we built oral history info documents, reorganized oral histories, and worked as part of a team preserving important historic information.
During my spring semester at Colorado State University, I had the privilege of working as an intern for the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery(FCMOD). I was tasked to work for the archive team and assist on projects that would prove crucial for the organization. At first I was a bit nervous as I had not […]
At the National Archives I worked in the reference department, meaning I was helping researchers. In particular, I was an intern for the Navy team, working primarily with Naval records. I helped researchers who came into the archives pull deck logs (day to day records logging the location of a ship) for different Navy vessels. […]