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Study of the American Experience

2019 Explore America Interns

The 2019 interns represent a variety of majors including American Studies, Art, English, History, International Studies, and Political Science. These interns have intellectually challenging and professionally useful – and fully paid – summer positions. They will work on everything from creating podcasts for the Apollo Theater, to researching for future exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, to leading guided tours for the National Park Service.

2019 Explore America Summer Interns

Jada Aristilde ’21– Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Chesapeake Heartland Intern, Washington, DC 
Jillian Curran ’22 —Maryland State Archives, Maryland 400 Project, Annapolis, MD 
Andrew Darlington ’19 —Florida State University Institute on World War II, Tallahassee
Caroline Draper ’22 — Harpers Ferry National Historic Site, Visitor Services intern, WVA
Heber Guerra-Recinos ’20 —Carnegie Museum of Art, Education Department intern, Pittsburgh, PA
Eileen Hernandez ’21 – National Museum of American History, Latino History & Culture intern, Washington, DC
Patrick Jackson ’19 —Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial intern, Washington
Leah Morris ’21—National  Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
Mari Mullane ’20 – George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Education Department intern, Alexandria, VA
Shannon Neal ’19 – National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC
Laura Oliveira Silva ’21 – Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, DC
Gabrielle Rente ’20 – 52nd  Street Project, New York, NY
Megan Ritchey ’21 – Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington, DC
Molly Shannon ’20  – American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA
Katy Shenk ’21—Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Curatorial intern, NYC  Cassy Sottile ’20 – Maryland State Archives, Maryland 400 Project, Annapolis, MD
Sara Underwood ’19 – Florida State University Institute on World War II, Tallahassee, FL
Kate Voynow ’20 —National Constitution Center, Public Programs intern, Philadelphia
Tamia Williams ’21  – Library of Congress, Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Elizabeth Wilson ’20 —US House of Representatives, Office of the Historian, Washington
Christian Yosef ’21 —Apollo Theater, Oral History intern, New York, NY