rural genealogical center
center for Southside Virginia history
|Public history students are required to undertake at least one internship although many students pursue more than one. Internships offer an opportunity to do real work in an historical field; moreover, they provide valuable experience and contacts for future employment.|
|Recently Lynsie Russ completed her internship, Photographing History in Charleston, South Carolina and made a wonderful website for the world to see. To visit this site click HERE.|
|Margaret Gouldin's internship at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.|
the past years, our students have engaged in a number of exciting
internships. Robyn Olson, John Young, and Rebbecca Allen have served
as interns in the American Historical Association, the nation's oldest and
largest professional historical organization located in Washington, D.C.
Susanne Taylor and Heather Goins have served as interns at the Virginia
Historical Society. Katherine Blackwell organized an exciting
exhibit of Confederacy
envelopes while serving an internship at the Museum
of the Confederacy.
|Many of our
students chose to work on nearby battlefield sites either for the
National Park Service or the State Park Service. Robert Badenhop
undertook an internship at Petersburg Battlefield. Jimmy Bell,
serving an internship with Partners in Park, did an extensive survey of
historic homes in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Alicia Bennett worked
at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Brandon Burke worked at Saylor's Creek
as a site interpreter.
Misty Eppard has completed a national register nomination for the Lafayette Hotel, a 19th century structure located in Stannardsville, Virginia.
Sherry Livingston completed a national register nomination and web page
for an historic
home in Crewe, Virginia.
Costello, Lorin Seipp, and Ryan Young performed their internship creating
a web page for an 18th
century historic home in Nottoway County, Virginia. Paul Wallace
produced a book on the home, which was presented to the owner in Fall
2000. Ms. Seipp and Ms. Costello are completing a national register
nomination for the site and working to achieve state historic monument
|In the summer
1999, 12 Longwood students worked at a federalist era plantation site
located in southeastern Virginia, Village
are done for course credit. Students may wish to earn 3-hrs credit
or more depending on the amount of work they wish to pursue. Many
other internships are available. The Public history department tries
to provide students with internships that fit their specific field.
Rural Genealogical Center
Center for Southside Virginia History